Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2
Published by: Quirk Books on January 14th 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 396 (Hardcover)
Source: Purchased in hardcover

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My Rating: 4.5 stars

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 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 2

This was a fantastic sequel! It picked up right where Miss Peregrine’s left off and took off running. There was so much more character development that we didn’t really get to see in the first book because Ransom Riggs was setting up the world and everything that was going to start happening. So getting to see how these characters developed and changed throughout the course of this book was fantastic!

Miss Peregrine’s left off on a huge cliffhanger, we didn’t know if these peculiar children were going to survive or not. If they are able to find another loop or just shrivel up and die from time change.

I will admit I had a little trouble getting back into this world. I read Miss Peregrine’s back in October so I’ve read quite a few books in that time period. I had to try and refresh my mind a little to remember exactly where it ended and where this picked back up. Yes, I knew mostly what happened at the end, but some details were a little blurry. So my advice to those of you that want to start this series, either read them back to back or don’t let too many books go in between these. Unless your good at remembering details.

This is seriously a fantastic sequel and so much happens in just 400 pages! Be prepared to be sitting on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next.

favorite quotes

 

“What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason — and it’s not to fail and die.” — page 46

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“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.” ― Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better.” ― Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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