Thursday, April 3, 2014

A to Z: C is for City and China

For this year's A to Z Blogging Challenge I'm featuring books that I'd like to read!

C is for: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London the peculiar capital of the world. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reacting experience.


China Dolls by Lisa See

In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?

Do you like quirky type books? How about books that reveal ethnic or cultural differences?


  1. Replies
    1. Susan, Did you read the first book Mrs. Perigrine Home for Peculiar Children? It was really good, weird, but good.

  2. Oh both look good. Whew though that cover on book one is incredibly creepy!

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    herding cats & burning soup.


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