Sunday, August 24, 2014

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

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

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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.

My thoughts:
It took me a little bit to get immersed in this book, but once I was in I was hooked and just kept going.  Jacob has to help his friends escape from the Wights who are taking the island and are after Miss Perregrine, but she has turned into her bird form and does not seem to be able to change back.

Their journey used a picture book as a guide to other loops, where they look for help and guidance from other peculiars, the travel by boat, horse, foot, train and wagon on their way to London where they hope to find assistance. 

The vintage photographs are such a great addition to the story, it makes me want to visit flea markets and look for pictures from long ago and imagine my own stories to go with them.  Once again, though, the story has not come to an end, there will be another book to see how this group of misfits makes out against the enemies.

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Meet the Author

Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures (Harper Collins, 2012) and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Quirk, 2008). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.

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