Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library (Fairday Morrow, #2)
Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. She notices a passage in her favorite book has been changed, and she’s certain something is dreadfully wrong. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?The Detective Mystery Squad is ready to investigate! Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred.The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unravel more secrets within the walls of the Begonia House. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they open the next case in the DMS files to unlock the mystery of the Talking Library.

Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library (Fairday Morrow, #2) Details

TitleFairday Morrow and the Talking Library (Fairday Morrow, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 23rd, 2017
PublisherWillow Press
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GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure

Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library (Fairday Morrow, #2) Review

  • Trina (aNovelReader)
    January 1, 1970
    If you love riddles, you will absolutely enjoy Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library. The second in the Fairday Morrow series, Fairday and her Detective Mystery Squad jump right into their next mystery.Fairday, along with her mom, dad and two-year-old sister, Margo, moved from Manhattan to Ashpot, Connecticut, to open a Bed & Breakfast in a creepy, old Victorian house. Unraveling clues and solving mysteries are second nature to Fairday, and the Begonia House is full of secrets waiting to be If you love riddles, you will absolutely enjoy Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library. The second in the Fairday Morrow series, Fairday and her Detective Mystery Squad jump right into their next mystery.Fairday, along with her mom, dad and two-year-old sister, Margo, moved from Manhattan to Ashpot, Connecticut, to open a Bed & Breakfast in a creepy, old Victorian house. Unraveling clues and solving mysteries are second nature to Fairday, and the Begonia House is full of secrets waiting to be discovered.With a quick pace, Fairday's detective skills are put to the test. Picking up where the first book left off, Fairday's new home in the old Begonia House is unraveling more dark secrets. Words are mysteriously disappearing from books and time is running out. The Librarian of the Talking Library is in trouble and seeks the help of Fairday and her squad before books vanish forever. While Fairday's parents are still knee-deep in renovating the Begonia House into a Bed & Breakfast, the Detective Mystery Squad sets off to investigate. As they stumble into the mysterious library, the only way out is by solving the literary riddles. Things are not what they seem and new clues have them confused over who to trust. Will they be able to stop the Bookworm in time?Super fun mystery to read. Suspenseful without being too scary for middle-graders. I love the cover and the black and white illustrations are perfectly paired with the book. I definitely recommend starting with The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow so you don't miss a clue with this one.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Carina Olsen
    January 1, 1970
    As with book one, this story was a fast and easy read. I wish I could say that I loved this book, but oh, I did not. I feel a little disappointed about it. It just ended up not being a book for me. Aw. I'm giving this one two stars, and I will try my best to mention most of my reasons for why I'm giving it that. It was a pretty short book, and fast to read.I think that the main reason for why I had issues with this book was the writing. I didn't connect with the characters at all. And I found it As with book one, this story was a fast and easy read. I wish I could say that I loved this book, but oh, I did not. I feel a little disappointed about it. It just ended up not being a book for me. Aw. I'm giving this one two stars, and I will try my best to mention most of my reasons for why I'm giving it that. It was a pretty short book, and fast to read.I think that the main reason for why I had issues with this book was the writing. I didn't connect with the characters at all. And I found it all to be so boring. Which is a depressing thing to feel when reading a middle grade mystery book. I didn't like that just about every time Lizzy spoke, she only spoke the same words all the time. Annoying.Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library takes place just one week after book one. Can't help but mention that I wish it had taken place a bit later than that, as I feel like Fairday and Lizzie still hadn't had a chance to get to know Marcus at all. Yet they are now supposed to be best friends. I sadly didn't feel any of these friendships. They did not really talk together or really do anything. Sure, they are solving a new mystery, but it was not exciting to read about for me. I really wish I had felt their friendship more, because if I had loved their relationship together, I think I would have loved this book too. But I did not. Sigh. One thing I really did love about the book, though, was Fairday's dog, Auntie Em. She was adorable. Sadly didn't think her family was interesting, though. A bit depressing.I'm not sure what I wish to share about this book. I don't think I will write too much about this book at the moment. Simply because it was pretty fast to read, and I didn't feel like much happened, so there really isn't much I can share about it. I'm giving it two stars because while I did not like this book, I also did not hate it. It wasn't horrible. I liked some parts of the story, like Fairday's cute dog. And her house was a bit interesting too. But sadly, for the most part, I kind of disliked all of it. Found it to be boring. Not exciting.Will talk a little bit about the story in this book. Fairday and her two friends are finding clues about a new mystery in her house. Words from famous books have gone missing. They end up finding a secret place, where they find the Talking Library. Where they learn that there is a bookworm on the loose, eating words from books. I wish I could say that it was exciting to read about, but I didn't think so at all. The writing kept me from being engaged in the story and the characters. I do wish, though, that I had enjoyed it a bit more.Overall, I am glad that I decided to give these two books a chance. As I do adore the authors, and I have followed their blog for years. They are both adorable, and I love their riddle blog posts. They are always so much fun. Sadly, though, this book just was not for me. I didn't hate it, but I also didn't like it much at all. I do think that a lot of other people might end up loving this book, but for me it just wasn't possible. I liked the drawings inside the book, though they were a lot different from book one. Still, both were pretty. ---This review was first posted on my blog, Carina's Books, here: http://carinabooks.blogspot.no/2017/1...
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  • Alex Baugh
    January 1, 1970
    The first mystery of The Detective Mystery Squad (The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow) has been solved and now Fairway, and her best friends Lizzie and Marcus are looking forward to her first Halloween party at Begonia House, the old Victorian her parents are converting into a Bed and Breakfast.Then, one night a week before Halloween, during a wild thunderstorm, a branch of the old oak tree is blown through the window of Fairday’s bedroom. Before her dad moves her out because of broken glass, Fai The first mystery of The Detective Mystery Squad (The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow) has been solved and now Fairway, and her best friends Lizzie and Marcus are looking forward to her first Halloween party at Begonia House, the old Victorian her parents are converting into a Bed and Breakfast.Then, one night a week before Halloween, during a wild thunderstorm, a branch of the old oak tree is blown through the window of Fairday’s bedroom. Before her dad moves her out because of broken glass, Fairday discovers a note, in fact, the third one that week. Written in a rhyme, the note read"The Librarian has been double-crossed. Many words will be lost. Lest the bookworm goes away, story ink is how books pay. We seek the one who wears the shoes - only they can hear the news."What could it mean? Fairday can’t wait to talk it over with Lizzie and Marcus. But, just as they arrive so does a giant spider named Sanir, who can speak to Lizzie, and who leads them to a trap door in the closet under the stairs. Plunging into the darkness, the trio free fall through darkness, passing by three windows - one with curtains, a vase of red roses, and a silver spoon, a second with closed blinds and a ticking sound, and a third window with colored jars behind a broken window. What could that mean? Landing and finding more riddles which they are finally able to figure out, the friends meet Fas, the librarian for the Talking Library, a library where all the real first editions of all stories ever written are stored. It seems the Talking Library and Fas desperately need to get in touch with Eldrich, the Myxtress. It was she who tricked and cursed Ruby Begonia (see Book 1) so that when she was trapped in this part of Begonia House, she served as the Housekeeper for the Talking Library. Once the curse was broken and Ruby left, the stories in the Talking Library became vulnerable. Now, it seems the Library has a bookworm who is beginning to eat the words from the real first editions. The possibility that they could disappear forever looms unless this mystery is solved. In fact, Fairday had already noticed that in her prized copy of The Wizard of Oz, and in the copies of Charlotte’s Web in school, words were already missing and nobody noticed.Finding the bookworm sounds like no easy task, but the DMS are on the job. Can they find Eldrich and rid the Talking Library of this evil bookworm before books vanish forever? Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library is really a fun mystery to read with shades of Alice in Wonderland (in fact a discombobulated Alice even makes an appearance. The Begonia House seems to have an abundance of mysterious secrets that it is releasing one at a time. Interestingly, Fairday’s parents are totally unaware of the magical side of the house, despite all the renovations going on. And it turns out those sparkly red high heeled sneakers that fit Lizzie at the end of The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow play a pretty important role in this novel, too. Not only that, Lizzie is in for some surprises about her family that explains a lot.Besides an engrossing story with great plotting and interesting fleshed out characters, there are some fun full page black and white illustrations scattered throughout the story. Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library will surely appeal to readers who like mysteries, character friendships, and, especially, solving riddles - there are lots of them.I can’t wait to read the third DMS mystery.This book is recommended for readers age 9+This book was sent to me by the authors, Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
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  • Donna Galanti
    January 1, 1970
    This new Fairday adventure will appeal to kids (and grown ups!) who love stories with mystery, friendship, and puzzles. And what an imaginative adventure book two is! Fairday lives in a house with many surprises. She never knows what will happen next but she's up for the challenge.Fairday jumps into a new world within her own, along with her trusty sidekick friends, and meets fascinating new characters. It's a world of bookworms (who actually eat words!) and wordweavers (cool job!) where childre This new Fairday adventure will appeal to kids (and grown ups!) who love stories with mystery, friendship, and puzzles. And what an imaginative adventure book two is! Fairday lives in a house with many surprises. She never knows what will happen next but she's up for the challenge.Fairday jumps into a new world within her own, along with her trusty sidekick friends, and meets fascinating new characters. It's a world of bookworms (who actually eat words!) and wordweavers (cool job!) where children are needed to save books from disappearing. Books truly live and breathe in this story - literally! What a fun place to be where ink is alive and books can talk and you can enter stories and meet characters.There are so many magical concepts in this story to inspire kids to fall in love with reading - and words. Figuring out riddles is a big part of solving the mystery and it's fun to follow Fairday and friends in a race to solve them before books are lost.But not all is fun. They must beware of things that lurk in shadows and get their punctuation just right (love this!). This is Fairday's most complicated case to solve yet in a world where she does not know who to trust, so she must trust herself - and her friends - to survive.Kids will eat up the words in Fairday's new adventure in this inventive, magical mystery that keeps you on your toes. Can you guess your way through to solve the puzzles? And can Fairday and her friends add up the clues in time to save books? You'll have to read it to find out!
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  • Kourtney
    January 1, 1970
    Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight have created a satisfying sequel to the first book in the Fairday Morrow series. Once again, we return the the quaint town of Ashpot and follow Fairday, Marcus, and Lizzy (the DMS) as they solve a puzzling, paranormal mystery. The secrets of the Begonia House deepen and the DMS discover the Talking Library. Bravo to the authors for creating such a cool library with poisonous punctuation--brilliant! Loved the uniqueness of the world building there. I was fasc Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight have created a satisfying sequel to the first book in the Fairday Morrow series. Once again, we return the the quaint town of Ashpot and follow Fairday, Marcus, and Lizzy (the DMS) as they solve a puzzling, paranormal mystery. The secrets of the Begonia House deepen and the DMS discover the Talking Library. Bravo to the authors for creating such a cool library with poisonous punctuation--brilliant! Loved the uniqueness of the world building there. I was fascinated by the way books could come to life in the Talking Library. So cool! Fairday and her friends are tasked by the Librarian with finding Eldrich to help deal with the bookworm who is slowly destroying the original copies of stories by ingesting words from them. Nothing is what is seems making this fast read a definite page turner. The mystery had the right amount of twists and turns, and I'm excited to read the next book in this series!
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  • Vickie Bell
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed the book. It started out a little fast but it all made sense as you keep reading. I recommend reading the books back to back as this book refers to the first often. There are many new characters introduced in this book but the DMS remain my favorites! If you love reading and love books, you will enjoy this book! Perfect for 2nd-4th grade!
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a modern day Alice in Wonderland kind of story with a fantastic DMS twist! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the second book from such clever and talented writers! From page one, I was immediately lost in the adventure and could not put it down. I love that the door seems open for a book 3!
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  • Beverly McClure
    January 1, 1970
    Have you ever met a bookworm that eats words in a book? If not, now is your chance. Pick up a copy of FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY by Authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson and help Fairday and friends solve the mystery of Begonia House.From the very beginning we are on an adventure with Fairday, Lizzie, and Marcus, the DMS (Detective Mystery Squad) to discover the meaning of notes written in riddles about words being lost and a bookworm and something about shoes that Fairday ke Have you ever met a bookworm that eats words in a book? If not, now is your chance. Pick up a copy of FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY by Authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson and help Fairday and friends solve the mystery of Begonia House.From the very beginning we are on an adventure with Fairday, Lizzie, and Marcus, the DMS (Detective Mystery Squad) to discover the meaning of notes written in riddles about words being lost and a bookworm and something about shoes that Fairday keeps receiving. Will the DMS solve the mystery in time to save the books, or will the bookworm win and destroy all the books. How horrible to not have books to read. FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY is such a fun read. And I was right there with the DMS, trying to solve the mystery. I bet you will be too. The authors have just the right amount of spookiness in the story. The idea of books being eaten by a bookworm has given me a new definition for the word “bookworm.” I always thought it meant a person who read a lot, but in this story we meet a new sort of bookworm. And, how about a Halloween party with guests dressed as … I’m not telling. This novel is perfect for school classrooms and libraries, as well as your own library. Recommended.I received an ARC for my honest review.Review to follow.
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  • Tracy Terry
    January 1, 1970
    A softback Advanced Reading Copy.Whilst not adverse to reading books out of sequence, I'd suggest that this, the second in The Fairday Morrow Files, is best read after book one, The Secret DMS Files Of Fairday Morrow, and not just because it fills you in on previous events. As, creatively and intelligently written, its a great introduction to the 'crumbling, creepy old manor house and its residents.But onto this, the latest instalment, of which I hope there are many more to come.With its eye-cat A softback Advanced Reading Copy.Whilst not adverse to reading books out of sequence, I'd suggest that this, the second in The Fairday Morrow Files, is best read after book one, The Secret DMS Files Of Fairday Morrow, and not just because it fills you in on previous events. As, creatively and intelligently written, its a great introduction to the 'crumbling, creepy old manor house and its residents.But onto this, the latest instalment, of which I hope there are many more to come.With its eye-catching cover and a title that surely all bibliophiles will find hard to resist I'm pleased to say that this lived up to all of my expectations ... and then some.Like the stories of a certain boy wizard, this is a book that grown-ups should surely find every bit as magical as younger readers as they emerge themselves in a great mystery in which Fairday and friends race to solve puzzles before, words disappearing from books, its too late.Fast paced, suspenseful, wonderfully imaginative, outstounding illustrations and just the right side of spooky for its target audience of middle graders. If you thought you knew what a Book Worm was ... think again - or better still pick up a copy of Fairday Morrow And The Talking Library.Copyright: Tracy Terry @ Pen and PaperDisclaimer: A paper back Advance Reading Copy received for review from the authors, no financial compensation was asked for nor given.
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  • Raeshelle
    January 1, 1970
    Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library is an exciting, fast moving story that proves anything is possible! Just when you think you've solved the mystery, a new clue proves otherwise, I loved this book just as much - if n0t more than - as The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, and I'm sure other readers will feel the same!Written by daughter, age 12
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    January 1, 1970
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