#LockwoodandCo Halloween Giveaway! LOCKWOOD & CO by Jonathan Stroud

27 Oct

Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy is a favorite of mine so I was thrilled when Disney Hyperion sent me all four books in his Lockwood & Co series and is allowing me to give away a prize pack of all four books PLUS a cool pumpkin carving kit to get everyone in the Halloween mood! 


About the series:

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

Jonathan Stroud, author of the internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books, continues his hit series of supernatural thrillers about three teen members of a Psychic Detection Agency who are battling an epidemic of ghosts in London. The fourth book in the series, The Creeping Shadows, released September 13th.



Jonathan Stroud (www.jonathanstroud.com) is the author of three previous books in the Lockwood & Co. series as well as the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus books, and the stand-alone titles Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his wife and three children.

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What I Thought:

I am by no means a fan of scary horror books. I really have a distaste for monster books (with a few exceptions). I would not classify these books in these groups. These books are creepy paranormal meets Sherlock Holmes. I like creepy. Stroud’s writing and story-telling abilities shine through in each book. Want to see what I mean? Click HERE to read an excerpt from the newest book – CREEPING SHADOW.

I love the dystopian setting in the books. It is a clash of modern London with a hint of Holmes and a big ghost problem. Stroud pulls the reader into this world with ease and before you know it, you are completely submersed in the plot.  The characters are memorable with a favorite being Lucy, who tells the story from her point of view. Each book in the series, including Creeping Shadow, can be read individually, but I urge you not to cheat yourself out of the series.



Prize: One (1) winner will receive a prize pack containing the following:

  • print copy of the Lockwood & Co. series (4 books)

  • a pumpkin-carving kit to get into the Halloween spirit!

  • Contest ends: October 31, 11:59 pm, 2016

    Open: United States

    How to enter: Please enter by commenting below for a random draw. Winner will be announced on November 1, 2016.

**Disclosure – Free products provided by Disney Consumer Products. All views are my own.

26 Responses to “#LockwoodandCo Halloween Giveaway! LOCKWOOD & CO by Jonathan Stroud”

  1. Jim Randolph October 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    thanks for doing this!


  2. Darlene October 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Perfect for Halloween. Creepy is Ok. I am trying to make the next Amanda book in New Mexico a bit more creepy.


  3. Dawn Westover October 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    I love reading your reviews. Thanks for a young person’s incite.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks November 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

      Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! This means a lot to me! 😀


  4. Trisha October 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Awesome fingers crossed


  5. maleficent m October 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    This is by far my favorite series (after harry potter and Percy j) I would love to own it.


  6. Jemima Pett October 28, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    We’re reading the Screaming Staircase on the Goodreads Great Middle Grade Reads Group this month – I’ll tell them about your giveaway!


  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog October 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    What an amazing giveaway! I have seen this series around, but haven’t read it yet. I would love to check it out and share it with the students in my library. Love the covers! Thanks so much for sharing the review and giveaway. 🙂


  8. charlotte October 30, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    Please enter me! I love the books, but don’t own them.


  9. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews October 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. Count me in. If you love this series, I want to read it.


  10. Ken W Christensen October 31, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    This is a great giveaway. My kids devour books and we have not read this series or author yet. Kids have their fingers crossed, Thanks for hosting


  11. Breanna Danielle Pollard October 31, 2016 at 11:43 am #



  12. Caitlin October 31, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    This series looks wonderful. “These books are creepy paranormal meets Sherlock Holmes.” – That really appeals to me. And what a great giveaway!


  13. Myra GB October 31, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    I just bought the fourth book. I lovelovelove the Lockwood series and the Bartimaeus trilogy too (have you read that yet?). By the way, just a quick note, the US editions are way different from the UK ones – I prefer the latter.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks November 4, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

      I did read the Bartimaeus Trilogy (Well, 2 out of 3 – my library didn’t have book 3), and I have no idea whether it was US or UK. It was really good though. 🙂


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