Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

Quirk Books | January 14, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
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.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 14, 2014

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594746206

ISBN - 13: 9781594746208

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner i thought this book would be more exciting, but it did put a lot about the first novel to rest. The Author really did an amazing job writing this book. i hope there is going be another where it all ends.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating 1940s London, England was not a safe place for children, specially for children who had no safe place to stay nor an adult to watch out for them. Jacob and the other Peculiar children have fled their previously safe haven on Cairnholm Island and are headed toward London seeking help for their teacher/guardian Miss Peregrine. Aside from dodging bombs, they have to avoid the hollows and wights who are pursuing them. Having had little contact with the outside world, the children don't know who to trust. I was kept on the edge of my seat as I followed their adventures. After having led such an isolated existence, I thought they would have few survival skills. But, I forgot, they are old, many decades older than their appearance would suggest. They have learned much over that time and it has come in useful in their travels. Looking back on the story, I am amazed at how readily I accepted the peculiar children and their unique skills. That whole time period is fantastic to me; I couldn't imagine living day to day with bombs dropping around me every evening. Why should these children be more outlandish that the bombings. Authentic photos are scattered throughout the book. I found myself captivated by them and wondering that they must have been set up, posed to match the story. But no, that is not the case, they are all actual photos that the author and his acquaintances have collected. They really do help to bring the story to life. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers from young teens to adults and to seniors who lived through those turbulent years during the war.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iv'e read it three times since i bought it! The first book was absolutely amazing. It captivated me from the first chapter. When i began this book i was a bit worried that it would fall short of the first, but my worry was unneeded. Hollow city kept me turning the pages, waiting to see what fate would hold for these peculiar children next. I strongly recommend it for anyone that enjoyed the first book, and certainly for anyone looking for a great read. 
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK I just read my review of the first book since it's been three years between the two books and I didn't love it as much as I thought I did.  I did like it a lot though, but enjoyed this one less.  As the first book, it is a slow story, not a page turner, but an intriguing atmospheric story.  The photographs really do enhance and perhaps, even make, the story.  This time around though the photos are much less creepy and weird.  They do fit into the story very well though, and you can tell at times the author probably wrote a scene to match a photo rather than finding photos to fit his scenes.  If the next book is the last in a trilogy, I'll definitely read it, but if it's only the next in a much longer series, I think I'd give them a pass.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Imagery! Both the photos and the descriptions illuminate the story for the reader. The story has a great pace to it and brings to life the different eras it takes place in. Riggs is a talented author who has definitely gained a loyal reader in myself. I would reccommend this to any reader as I typically steer away from novels of a peculiar nature but found myself enveloped in this story.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not As Good As The First... First things first- the first novel was better. I wish that the author would've sticked with one book, in my opinion, it would've been better that way. This one wasn't as powerful and as good as I thought it will be, but of course, the photos were peculiar and the events weren't so uninteresting. I wish that the author explained what had happened in the end of the previous novel. I read a lot and don't always get the whole recap of what happened, I would've liked that. This was great, and of course will read on to the third novel for more romance and peculiarness. :)
Date published: 2014-01-26

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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 14, 2014

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594746206

ISBN - 13: 9781594746208

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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.
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