Hollow City by Ransom Riggs Review

This is the second books in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series and after how much I liked the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to start the next book, well expect for the fact that it took me 5 months to actually get to this book but anyway it is time for a review.


The Story

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.

Taken from goodreads

The book starts off exactly when the last book finished, were the children are in boats on their way to find help for Miss Peregrine and it is from there that we get treated to an amazing story and finding out more about the characters that we came to love in the last book.

One of the things that made the last book as good as it was, was the pictures and it is the same with this book as well. We get treated to some great vintage photographs that just make the story seem all that more realistic and makes imagining what the children look like and how they use their powers all that much easier. It is the way that the photographs look old and has the war time feel that makes them as good as they are.

The story is great and it made sure to keep you on your toes the whole time as you could never tell what was going to happen to the children in any situation. It could be that gypsey where about to kill them or that hollows were going to come and get them at any moment in time. The hollow thing is even more likely to happen as Jacob is only starting to learn how to use his powers. I personally found this story to be a lot more action packed then the last one and I think that is because the last book was more of an introduction to the characters, while this one focused more on what the children are able to do when they are on their own.

There is a part of the book that I find to be very weird and I am not really certain what I think of it. That part is the relationship between Emma and Jacob I personally find this weird due to the fact that emma was Jacobs grandads girlfriend for a long time, all I can think of when this happens is that moment in back to the future.

We get to find out a lot more about the characters on this journey and you very quickly get favoruites and start to hate others. I personally love Milard I think he comes out with funny snippets every now and then and is a bit of a know it all and knows it. And on the other side I hate Enoch I am really just waiting for someone to give him a slap, all he does it question everything Jacob does even though it is because of Jacob they are even alive in the first place.

The story is great and gets even better with the twist at the end, character development is amazing as we get to see the character become their own instead of listening to everything that Miss Peregrine says and the pictures are great to look at while reading. This is a great addition to the series and I recommend that people keep going with the series.

Aaron Morrsi


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