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REVIEW TIME: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs


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Release Date: 24th February 2015
Publisher: Quirk
The Book Depository

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.


Here was my initial review on Goodreads:


Overall Feelings

The first book in this series, Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children, set up the world building and made you feel attached to the characters. This second book is all about the action. The characters feel like family at this point so I felt fiercely protective of them! Also, Emma and Jacob are the cutest couple. There was a little bit of world building with more info on loops and the travelling and meeting new characters.

The action in this book is well written so I didn’t feel drowned with information or like I didn’t know what was happening. I felt like I had a very clear vision of what was happening, who was there and how it effected the group of children.

One thing I’ve loved about this series so far, is that there is no gap in time, so you feel like you know EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PECULIARDOM. You haven’t missed anything in their journey because this book follows on where the last book left off.

How could I not mention the photographs already?! Some of them are mentally disturbing and creepy as hell! But this book and series in general would be a whole lot more boring without those images. I love how they create the story and end up with a meaning but still aren’t spoilery!

Overall, I’m kicking myself for not diving into this series sooner, so I urge you all to pick it up ASAP!


Moo Rating:

Agony Aunt Mel

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