Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Shelf: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs

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

More info on Goodreads....


Hollow City marks the second novel in Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series and is an intriguing follow up to its predecessor that sees us discover more of Rigg’s unique world as we continue to follow Jacob and the other peculiar children. 

Picking up exactly where the first novel left off, Hollow City sees Jacob and the rest of the gang journey to London as they try to find a way to help their ymbryne become human once again. Setting out to find help, they encounter new friends, a menagerie of peculiar animals and more danger as they explore the world outside their loop in 1940. The hollowgasts and wights still pose a threat to Jacob and the peculiar children, but only if they work together will they be able to reach where they need to go. 

Hollow City continues to keep the steady paced storyline that featured in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as Ransom Riggs continues to expand on his peculiar world. In this sequel Jacob and his friend’s journey from their loop, allowing us a glimpse into the world as it was in 1940 as bombs rained down on London and World War II raged. 

As with the first novel, Hollow City was an adventurous tale. The writing was descriptive and lyrical and Ransom Riggs incorporates more peculiar individuals, places and situations into the story. Admittedly I’m not bowled over with emotion as I read the series, but I do enjoy it. It’s one of those fun, whimsical tales that you never know what to expect because the world the author has created is so unique and different. 

I enjoyed seeing the characters interact with the world around them in this series and Riggs introduces even more colourful faces to the story. The peculiar animals were a nice addition and made me smile. So far this series has been just an easy reading experience set in a unique and alluring world. I look forward to seeing how Ransom Riggs concludes the trilogy with the final novel, Library of Souls. 

Source: I purchased from The Book Depository
Quirk Books 
Format: Hardback
Release Date: January 14th 2014
Purchase: Bookworld | Booktopia | The Book Depository | Amazon
Final Thoughts: A good sequel, I'm looking forward to reading the third and final novel to see what Riggs does next.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so it's nice to see that it continues well. I keep meaning to read it.


Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for leaving a comment at The Rest Is Still Unwritten! I read each and every comment, even if I don't reply to them all and appreciate your interest in my blog.

Hope you have a great day and Happy Reading!