Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Goodreads Synopsis:

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011 - an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike.

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals and othe unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.  


Right after I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I read the second book right away. I didn't even skip a bit, I wanted to follow them wherever they were going and I had to do it right away.

Similarly to the first book, the author still managed to dig up several vintage photographs to go with his story and I am thoroughly amused.

The story starts exactly where the end of the first book left off. The children travelling outside their loop and into the war. They have nothing except for a bunch of books and the clothes on their backs. Everyone is optimistic (except for Enoch, of course) about their journey and their attempt to save Miss Peregrine. All they have to do is find another loop with an ymbryne to change Miss Peregrine back.

Except, every loop they go into, there seem to no sign of an ymbryne, but hollows are ever present. Luckily for them, Jacob chose to stay with them so they now have eyes to see the hollows. They discover abandoned loops and dead peculiars along the way.

A few new characters are introduced in this book, some stayed and some wandered off. And new enemies, too, who are more powerful that in the previous book. They also have the mystery of the hollows inside the loops, which they knew to be impossible all their lives. This is so much more action-packed than the first book.

I wasn't expecting the twist at the end of the story, which is a big plus for the author. Of all the scenarios running through my head while reading the book, I never would have thought of that twist at all. I know you're dying to find out what happens. You had better grab your copy now. Now, I'm waiting for the third installment on the series which is due sometime September this year (this is why I love to read a series one right after the other, I hate waiting.)



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