Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hollow City / Book #2 of The Peculiar Children

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I just saw this book on my Timehop that I bought a year ago... & just got around to reading.

I'm glad I did wait though because its such a cliff-hanger ending in itself & the 3rd book is getting ready to come out soon so I'm glad it sat on my shelf for awhile.

I bought this after I just finished the first in the series, "Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children" - which I loved. It's almost like a little set of x-men. Children caught up in 'loops' that have special powers. But at the end of the first book, where Miss Peregrine's loop is destroyed, the kids have a new adventure on their hand.

& by the use of the word adventure, it means, trying to save their kind, being chased, being in the middle of World War II & trying to find other loops that can help them return Miss Peregrine to her original form.

Jacob, the boy from the first book who discovers his grandfather is not crazy, but Peculiar himself, discovers that the gene has been passed on to him - so he leaves his life behind to help his new friends.

This book is all about seeing what their future holds as they travel between different loops, trying to find any ymbrynes that they hear have all been captured, & meeting new peculiars on their way to London.

Once again, I am so in awe of the photos that are used in this book & how they are woven into the story - that is the best part of this whole series to me. & once again, it makes me want to start looking at old pictures in antique stores myself. I'll never look at them the same again.

I loved this book just as much as the first... & cant wait for the next on in this odd little series.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Where'd You Go Bernadette

Where'd You Go, BernadetteWhere'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored this book.
I want to meet Bernadette - a quirky woman who marches to the beat of her own drum.
Who is married to a genius of a man, while she is a talent in her own right & they have an amazing smart daughter together, Bee.
The telling of the story of Bernadette took me a little bit to figure out who was speaking as it would jump from person to person or letter to letter but once I got in the groove of it, I couldn't get enough.
It was all so interesting how misunderstandings & personal relationships all came back to play in the present.
I so didn't want this book to end... I wanted to know exactly where Bernadette ended up... along with Bee ... & what the future held for this family.
This book got a lot of attention - now I see why. I wish I had jumped into it sooner.
Now, where are my big sunglasses, scarf & fishers vest?

View all my reviews