Quote: "And it occurred to me, standing there, just breathing with her, quiet settling around us, that those might be the three most beautiful words in the English language.
We have time."
So this book literally just came out and I have devoured it and thought I would give it a quick review. So this is for all of you out there who have (or have not) read the first two books in the series and want to know whether it's worth reading this one. The answer is a resounding YES!!!
I'm not really going to go into the plot or what happens, because it's irrelevant and convoluted unless you've read the first two books.
So just a couple of things I really liked about this conclusion to the trilogy.
1- It honestly had the most satisfying ending.
2- Ransom Rigg's ability to write in such a way that I get completely lost. I finished the 458 pages in less than 24 hours, which actually made me a bit sad because now it's over so soon. But I could not put it down and I was able to forget about everything else and completely immerse myself in this story, picking up right where it left off.
3- The character development. 150 points to Jacob and Emma, such beautiful characters that I love to bits and pieces.
4- The non-stop action and plausible escapes. This is the kind of novel teaming to the brim with daring escapes and impossible rescue missions, plenty of villains and even more heroes.
5- The way Riggs so beautifully and flawlessly incorporates his vintage, creepy photographs. I thought by now the initial gripping, uniqueness of it may have faded, but alas, 'tis not so.
6- I love that it wasn't like another disappointing conclusion to a trilogy. It held it's own and didn't sink to a disheartening standard.
In conclusion, read it. But read the first two first.