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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss…

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children (edition 2015)

by Ransom Riggs (Author)

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Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
Title:Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Authors:Ransom Riggs (Author)
Info:Quirk Books (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 416 pages
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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    The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Both of these suspenseful, atmospheric fantasy series follow teens with disturbing powers as they band together to fight against evil. Miss Peregrine includes spooky vintage photos and has a creepier tone than the fast-paced Midnighters.… (more)
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    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (thenothing)
    thenothing: Hollow City could easy be fan fiction of His Dark Materials

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Ever since reading book one of the Peculiar Children series I have been thinking back to it, awaiting the time when book two was released and hoping that I would enjoy it as much as I did the first and that it would have as much impact on me.

I was really excited when the book dropped through my letterbox and I was eager to start reading it.

The book starts off from the exact point that the first book ends which I liked as nothing was missing and I was lost in the world of peculiar children who I adore.

Jacob and the children endure a journey to London to find help for Miss Peregrine who is stuck in bird form and cannot change back to human form. Along the way they are dodging wights and hollows who are tracking them .Jacob and the peculiar children also meet new peculiar people and animals too.

This was a fantastic sequel with just as much adventure and fantasy as the first I was completely hooked.

The vintage photographs are brilliant and adds to the imagination while reading the book.

It was very well written and flowed very smoothly. Ending on another cliffhanger I cannot wait until book 3 is released. ( )
  StressedRach | Jun 2, 2023 |
Riggs is a hell of a writer. This one felt less gimmicky, which was confirmed in the author interview at the end, where he said that he found pictures to fit the writing instead of altering the writing to fit the pictures. The only detriment would be that it couldn’t really be a stand alone novel, you’d need to read all three together. Still, very well done. On to number 3. ( )
  MrMet | Apr 28, 2023 |
I was so happy to find out what happens next with Jacob and the peculiar children! And I loved the London scenes. ( )
  bjsikes | Jan 30, 2023 |
I was ready to drop this at the slightest sign of lameness because although I thought the first book in the series started off strong, I didn't like the middleish/end parts. However, I thought the writing in this was very strong, and I really enjoyed it. The only big flaw was that it did the same annoying thing that the first one did - it leaves you in the lurch waiting for the sequel. I know some things need to be left hanging, but there is no attempt to wrap up anything at all! These two books are really just very long chapters of the same book. If you read the first one, this one is very much worth reading - it's unique and fun. Just prepare yourself to be frustrated again at the end. ( )
  kamlibrarian | Dec 23, 2022 |
4.5 stars ( )
  Katherine74 | Nov 3, 2022 |
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And lo! towards us coming in a boat
An old man, grizzled with the hair of eld,
Moaning: 'Woe unto you, debased souls!

Hope nevermore to look upon the heavens.
I come to lead you to the other shore;
Into eternal darkness, into fire and frost.

And thou, that yonder standest, living soul,
Withdraw from these people, who are dead!'
But he saw that I did not withdraw...

Dante's Inferno, Canto III
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We rowed out through the harbor, past bobbing boats weeping rust from their seams, past juries of silent seabirds roosting atop the barnacled remains of sunken docks, past fishermen who lowered their nets to stare frozenly as we slipped by, uncertain whether we were real or imagined; a procession of waterborne ghosts, or ghosts soon to be.
'I love sad stories,' said Enoch. 'Especially ones where princesses get eaten by dragons and everyone dies in the end.' (chapter four)
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Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.

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Jacob Portman and his newfound friends travel to war-torn 1940 London where they use their unusual talents to find a cure for Miss Peregrine, the beloved headmistress of their orphanage who has been trapped in the body of a bird.
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