Miss Peregrine continues...

 Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children are back! I was so happy to open my mail and find this second book in the series by Ransom Riggs. Hollow City is as beautiful as it is magical.

About the book:
Quirk Books // 1.14.14
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. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
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 other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

My thoughts:
Once again, Ransom Riggs delivers with the follow-up to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Hollow City picks up right where the Miss Peregrine's left off- and we are immediately thrown into the world of peculiardom. Suspenseful and somewhat frightening, Hollow City is a tale of hide and seek. Looking for answers and help for Miss Peregrine, Jacob and his peculiar friends stumble upon more loops, more peculiars, gypsys, more wights, and more hollowgast. They must survive their deepest fears in order to save their ymbryne. As they fight (and hide) their way through the story, the reader gets more insight into peculiar life and their history. The characters continue to grow and develop, as well as their long history- and not just of each character, but of the entire world of peculiars. Hollow City was even more interesting because of this. The hollowgast and wights are also much more prominent in this novel, as well as stronger. All of those factors lend Hollow City to be even more creepy and mysterious than Miss Peregrine's.
The images that are included this time are also once again stunning. Amazing trickery to these vintage photos add to the atmosphere of the novel.
Again, I must suggest that you buy a hardcopy of this book- the images are well worth it! Go grab this book.

If you're not yet convinced, check out the book trailer!:

About the author:
RANSOM RIGGS is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California film school and is a writer for mentalfloss.com. He lives in Los Angeles.

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow

FTC: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. Book information, author information, and book trailer provided by Quirk Books.

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