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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 24

Day 24 – A Book You’ve Wanted to Read for a Long Time But Haven’t

My TBR pile is the length of my arm. Longer. No, really it’s now just turned into a TBR bookcase. It’s getting ridiculous. I’ve actually set myself a resolution for this year of not buying books that I’m not going to read immediately. It’s been going somewhat successfully (kind of).

But one that I’ve wanted to read for a long time (about 3 years now) is actually the second book to a series. I loved the first book so much because it was something so unique for me.

A book that I’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t is Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, book two in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children series.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was a spectacularly peculiar book. It had a great plot that I wasn’t really expecting, was full of some great idea and some wicked characters. I loved the peculiars and definitely appreciated the photos that accompanied the story. The book is creepy, exciting and intriguing. I wouldn’t go as far as saying its horror but the paranormal aspect of the story of definitely there. It really is a one-of-a-kind story.

(I’ve seen a lot of bad reviews for this book on Good Reads and I really can’t say I agree with a lot of them. I really enjoyed this book. It’s written from the point of view of a young boy, you can’t expect five star narrative from a boy.)

It ended in such a cliffhanger that I’m really surprised at myself for not having continued onto Hollow City. Well I did try to actually. I started Hollow City and got about ten pages in and then stopped because life got a bit mental and I never followed up on it. The book is still sitting in pristine condition on my book case along with my signed edition of The Library of Souls.

Maybe I’ll get round to this one and actually get to cross something off my TBR. I’m super interested to see where the story is going to go because book one finished in such a way its kind of killing me not to know what is going to happen. But sometimes life happens.

(Also I loved the movie of book one. I don’t care what anyone says. It was a fab movie).

Until tomorrow.


"We live and breathe words." I'm Louise and this is my place for all things bookish. Here is a place for reviews and recommendations and discussion. Send me any book recommendations for reviews.

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