Reviewed by Cels Jansink:
It’s now been two months since Pandora first moved to the mysterious Spektor to live with her equally mysterious Great-Aunt Celia. And it’s certainly been anything but boring. She’s encountered counting-obsessed vamps, ghosts, zombies and a myriad of characters she never thought possible.
Now there’s a new threat to New York, and Pandora seems to be a beacon for the strange and unexplained. As if dealing with her snarky boss and trying to work out just what being “The Seventh” means wasn’t enough, she’s again found herself barrelling head first into more trouble. And then there’s Lieutenant Luke…….
The Spider Goddess will deftly ensnare you in its web from the very first page, and hold you tight to the very last. Packed with mystery, evil intentions and things that go bump in the night, Pandora’s world is breathtakingly addictive. The plot has almost a liquid feel and will sweep you away on its current as you pick through the layers of mystery right beside Pandora. Moss has created a world that is dark, Gothic, uniquely funny and often downright terrifying without an overt morbid feel. Pandora has fast become my favourite heroine and I can’t wait to see what danger she leads us into next.
If you haven’t entered the mystifying Spektor yet- make it your next must visit destination. Just beware you may never look at spiders the same way again, or leave home without pockets full of rice.
The next stunning Pandora adventure “The Skeleton Key” is due for release in 2012.
The Spider Goddess- Tara Moss