This book was a good read. Any younger readers who like the Harry Potter series would probably love it since there are a lot of similarities, but if you read it long enough, Charlie Bone's world does become its own and you can enjoy it for what it is.
One thing I really do like about this author is she doesn't rehash what the character's know just to add pages to her story. If one character has to convey something we already know to another, she just pretty much just has them say they caught another character up to speed instead of retelling the story again. I drives me nuts when an author takes the long route just to fill space.
Overall, it's an enjoyable series where the books are quick to read and the characters are memorable.
First of all towards the beginning of the book theres a family tree of the of the Yewbeams which is nice. And it describes each character and there talent! This book finds Charlie meeting another new friend Ollie, who is invisible. Charlie and his friends must work together against the 3 Aunt's, Grandma Bone, The Bloors and Asa to try to find out how to make poor Ollie visible again. Billy Raven is also back, but he will play a very imorptant role in this book and must decide whether he wants to be friend or foe with Charlie. Also theres a new student at Bloor's this semester named Belle who lives with Grandma Bone's 3 sisters. Belle won't tell her talent to anyone, and why are her eyes are constantly changing color. Is Belle a friend or foe? Find out all this and more in the thriling thrid book of the Children of the Red King Series!