Well, I did NOT see THAT ending coming.
This novel had everything I'd hoped a second novel in this wonderful series would bring - danger and excitement; more loops, ymbrynes, peculiars, hollows, and wights; more insight into its' fascinating character's lives; a little bit of heart-string tugging, and a little bit of romance; and even thought I complain about them all the time, a pretty darn good cliffhanger to make me even more eager for the next book.
I think this is one of the most unique and interesting series I've read in a long time, and while the
use of pictures to assist the story could come across as "gimmicky", for me the haunting images merely increase the depth and scope of the story's power. If you haven't yet dipped your toes in this peculiar world, I highly recommend you give it a try. I'd be surprised if you aren't as fascinated by Jacob's story as I am.