Its a real challenge to read continuously a young adult trilogy books. I have other books that I read along with this but this has been a journey of sorts that took me more than a month to complete it. What can I say - I enjoyed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children even though the ending wasn't that great, Hollow City really pick up where the first one was left with a pacing that is fast and filled with action and a twist, and the theme it was getting darker in the second book. Library of Souls ends with, well... quite a satisfying read with an ending that just ends with a good note.
Ransom Riggs did a good job in incorporating black and white photos along with the story. Yes, every characters written is well-thought of and given a development we can follow easily. I do tend to get lost if too many characters are introduced but in a way, it was weave in pretty well. The description of each chapter is well-written and quite atmospheric - it does bring you to a place unlike any other. But like most fantasy adventure and even for a young adult book, there is that similar distinctive end to it you know, that feeling you have come across such stories if you are a season reader. Nevertheless, it has been a while I enjoy a thorough one fantasy adventure series... let alone a trilogy that I manage to complete.
About the box set - I love the hardcover editions plus the 12 photo cards that comes with it. The slipcase is hardbound and it does look good on your shelf, plus with the dust jackets that comes with it. I am happy to say this edition is worth the wait to buy since I was curious about the first book since it was release 3 years back. Glad I got this edition.