First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I spent a wonderful evening with a group of family and friends for New Years Eve and today, I’m having a quiet evening to myself, making plans on how I’m going to stick to all of my new years resolutions … and trust me, I’ve got a lot of them! I can’t believe that a year has already gone by but it’s been a crazy one, with lots of ups and downs – and a lot of reading! I hope to read even more books in the coming year and write even more reviews! And with this review, I would like to announce that I have won my competition in finishing off this series! While I enjoyed the competition aspect, this truly was an amazing trilogy! I watched the movie that Tim Burton released, and now that I’ve read the REAL conclusion, I’ve got to say that the movie does the series no justice. For those of you who only watched the movie, please take the time to read this trilogy because it is so much more fascinating!
Jacob Portman has just discovered that he has a unique and powerful ability, one that could shift the odds in favor of the peculiars. But time is not on his side, and he must go to the heart of the wights holdout in order to save those he loves. With only Emma and Addison along for the ride, they dive through history to rescue their peculiar friends from a heavily guarded – and extremely dangerous – fortress. As they travel from modern-day London to the labryinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England, the fate of every peculiar on Earth will be decided once and for all.
I definitely liked this concluding novel a lot more than the second book! All of the adventure and fantasy aspects that I had been looking for were here, and the story’s conclusion was very satisfying. This novel had all of the quirkiness that made me love the series in the first place! Emma and Jacob really grew up in this story. The reader was able to see chinks in Emma’s veneer and Jacob really stepped up to the plate and cultivated his own inner strength. I liked the pacing of this novel very much; it gave you the opportunity to experience the surroundings while also not being bogged down by dreary details. It had just enough of a quick pace to keep you excited, but it wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t have crazy events being thrown at you. I liked the different themes that were explored in this story – but I’m not going to speak too much on that since I want you to experience it yourself! And the pictures were definitely on point! Overall, this novel was a satisfying conclusion to a YA series that was as peculiar as its host of characters!