The Fearsome Firebird by Lauren Oliver

The Fearsome Firebird

In the the third book in the Curiosity House series, you will find:- A nefarious spy within Dumfrey’s Dime Museum- A very unfortunate flea circus- An evil plot to destroy New York- A beautiful and mysterious tattooed ladyThe extraordinary orphans Sam, Pippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from the evil Nicholas Rattiga...

Title:The Fearsome Firebird
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ISBN:0062270877
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages

The Fearsome Firebird Reviews

  • Rachel
    May 16, 2017

    These books have been fun read alouds with the boys!

  • Pam
    May 10, 2017

    This third of the trilogy wraps the story and leaves a door open for future adventures. The four children continue to master their special abilities and defeat their maker.

  • James
    May 18, 2017

    a fun, but not quite satisfying, ending to this trilogy... the elements were all there, but they just didn't get fleshed out very well... the 4 main persons were there throughout, and still their usual smarty/snippy/angry/talented selves... but there wasn't enough of the others... kind of a lame ending too, or purposeful, in that it allows for a new direction... all in all, the plot was a bit thin (the titular beast seemed almost an afterthought) and the action a bit perfunctory...

  • Jackson Matthews
    Jun 05, 2017

    Thrills abound, and clues that are full of red herrings.

  • Christine Ditzel
    May 19, 2017

    I feel rather torn about this book. It was a good read, but left much to be desired - particularly the ending. It was over too quickly, with lots of loose ends and unanswered questions left about this story, never mind the series as a whole. Additionally, the last scene came across as if this is the final book in the series when, again, there are unanswered questions and loose ends particularly regarding Rattigan and, to an extent, Mr. Dumfrey. My hope is that this is not the final book as I wou

    I feel rather torn about this book. It was a good read, but left much to be desired - particularly the ending. It was over too quickly, with lots of loose ends and unanswered questions left about this story, never mind the series as a whole. Additionally, the last scene came across as if this is the final book in the series when, again, there are unanswered questions and loose ends particularly regarding Rattigan and, to an extent, Mr. Dumfrey. My hope is that this is not the final book as I would find it a very unsatisfactory conclusion.

    Edit: Unfortunately, I have learned that this is in fact the final book thanks to

    . Very disappointing :(

  • Sara Saif
    Jun 09, 2017

    Sam, Pippa, Thomas and Max, Mr. Dumfrey, Miss F

    Sam, Pippa, Thomas and Max, Mr. Dumfrey, Miss Fitch, Caroline and Quinn, Smalls, Danny, Goldini and Betty, the performers of Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders were a lovable, huggable and adorable family. Strange and extraordinary, unusual and exotic but adorable all the same. I can picture the Museum vividly even now, the attic which all of them shared, the odditorium, the hall of wonders and Mr. Dumfrey's office and I think I had grown quite fond of that place.

    I redact one star because of the unanswered questions this book left me with. Like:

    a) How DID Dumfrey recognize Max?

    b) How can you do genetic experiments on somebody and give them the super-power of knife throwing precision. That does NOT make any sense to me.

    c) In the second book and even in this one, Pippa felt on multiple occasions felt as if Mr. Dumfrey was lying to them. Even Rattigan was just about to tell them something related to that when right on cue, he was interrupted. We never learned what this was about.

    d) There's nothing about Rattigan's experimentation, no detail besides an almost casual remark that he spliced animal genes with those of the children.

    e) The children's families went largely ignored.

    f) How did Howie even know of the experimentation in the first place?

    This may seem like a lot but trust me, this trilogy surpassed my expectations. 3.5 stars for all three books.


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