This book is full of ups and downs. Jacob, which is the main character. He goes through a lot before he comes to believe all the strange stories that his grandfather had told him since he was a child. He travels to the ends of the earth to find the orphanage where his grandfather grew up in. He finds that all is not what it seems when he arrives. Peculiar children and awful creatures are what he finds. There is even a peculiar bird, which happens to be their school teacher. Will he ever find out the truth about the strange stories that he had heard all his life?
Personally, I enjoyed this read. The characters were fascinating and I was always at the edge of my seat. My favorite character so far is Emma because she is a leader and is also courageous. There was even a point where I had to put the book down because of the fear that I felt after reading the description of each character. I hope you guys enjoy the book as much as I have. The next book is called Hollow City. It shall be an even bigger adventure than Jacob could have ever dreamt of.