The Unusual Suspects - Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson

I've always operated under the assumption that if I didn't like the first installment, odds are I probably won't enjoy the rest in the series. Turns out I was wrong. You really do learn something new every day.

To be clear, I didn't hate The Fairy-Tale Detectives - I just wasn't wild about it. My daughter, however, was and is completely wild about this series. She desperately wanted to read the sequel and insists it's something we need to read together.

And gosh darn it, this book really grew on me. I'm starting to actually care about the characters. And this one ended on such a deliciously perilous and creepy note that I find myself almost as eager to start the next installment as my daughter!