Tuesday, April 7, 2015

still waiting

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Genre: fantasy, YA
Review: In my review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I wrote that Ransom Riggs is clearly a talented writer, but that his talents didn't seem to be up to the task to explaining the system of time loops that are at the center the book.  I said that I hoped that the second book in the trilogy would offer some fuller explanations.  Unfortunately, I'm just as much in the dark as I was before, perhaps even more so.  No better explanations of the time loops were forthcoming, and some additional twists were thrown in to make them even more confusing.  Still, the characters and story were just as good, and I'm excited to see how Riggs wraps things up in the third book (and still hoping for an explanation of the time loops that I can wrap my head around).

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.