Read The Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #2) Online Free - Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea is tepid, the oatmeal is tasteless, and the socks are ripe for darning . . . until Aunt Shallot shows up and reveals herself to be anything but the dull relation they were expecting. Instead, she tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she’s on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique goes missing, it’s up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery—with the help of famous detective Hugo Fromage.
An inventive story in the tradition of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, The
Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express has all the whimsy and humor that readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure will love.
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November 11, 2017
Having missed out on the Bland Sisters' first adventure, when they were kidnapped by pirates (though I will be seeking it out and reading it, now), I nevertheless was familiar with author Kara LaReau's work, having read and enjoyed The Infamous Ratsos (as well as have an ARC of the Ratsos sequel...
February 10, 2018
I had received this one from NetGalley a while back and hadn’t gotten around to reading it because it started off slow. I started it again last night and finished it this morning and it wasw more entertaining than I expected. I only wish the sisters had been more of a help in solving the mystery....
September 27, 2017
This was delightful. It's full of clever wordplay and quirky characters and a nice, twisty mystery. There are jokes that only adults will get, making this an excellent choice for family read-alouds.
January 14, 2018
Originally posted on You Have Your Hands Full
The Uncanny Express is a middle grade novel written by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Jen Hill. This is the second book in the Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters series. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book with my girl...
November 09, 2017
Available: January 9, 2018
My thanks to Netgalley and Abrams Kids, Amulet Books for this ARC to read and give my honest review.
Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea...
November 04, 2017
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.
This is the second book for the Bland Sisters by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Jen Hill. Aimed at middle readers, this clever book is full of wordplay and puns which will also appeal to adults and would make a fine family read-together.
July 12, 2017
The second Bland Sisters tale, The Unintentional Adventures of the Uncanny Express sizzles with clever word play and intrigue. The two placid sisters, Jaundice and Kale prefer nothing better than their predictable existence darning socks and watching the grass grow, or maybe even scrubbing out an...
December 28, 2017
Jaundice and Kale are (reluctantly) off on another adventure. This time, their (still absent) parents have arranged for the girls to meet their Aunt Shallot at the railroad station. Still recovering from their adventures of the first book, Kale and Jaundice are not ecstatic when the woman who sho...
February 14, 2018
I think that kids will enjoy this second outing of the Bland sisters just fine, but every once and a while I have to forget these imagined kids and just say--I really enjoyed this book as an adult fan of Agatha Christie and as a fan of books in which characters whose hidebound routines are ridicu...
December 16, 2017
I won this on first reads and am so very thankful I did.
We are into very many different types of books, due to having different readings preferences, ages, etc. I love books from my age, my children's and the grandchildren. This one falls in between my kids and grandkids. It is on...