Title: Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Synopsis: The book, as the second in the series, picks up just after the wights have ransacked Miss Peregrine’s time loop. The monsters captured the children’s caretaker ymbryne, but the kids rescued Miss Peregrine from the wights. The book begins with the children paddling through the sea between Wales and England while the wights pursue them in submarines. Although they were able to rescue Miss Peregrine, she remains stuck in the form of a peregrine falcon.
I recently finished the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, and I can’t get enough of this trilogy. I will try to limit spoilers in this review, because it had some twists and turns that I was not expecting!
I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book – some people seemed to love it while others thought that it was boring. I am in the first category, because I thoroughly enjoyed it. The reader is thrown into the adventure right away in Hollow City as the peculiar children try to save Miss Peregrine and help her turn back into a human. I thought this book was full of action and mystery and I was hooked right away.
I really liked getting to know the characters better and I feel like there was a lot of character development and some of them got to shine a bit more in this book that had a more minor role in the first one. It’s so hard to write this without spoiling things!
I felt deeply invested in the characters and the story, remaining nervous but hopeful that their mission would succeed. This book took the characters into and out of various loops where they made some friends and met some enemies. The majority of the book takes place in a war-torn London, and I was on the edge of my seat as the characters tried to beat the clock to help Miss Peregrine.
The ending had a twist that I did not see coming at all. I felt a mix of shock and horror after reading it, and also a ton of curiosity as to where the third book in the series is going to lead.
All I can say is I highly recommend this book if you liked the first one in the series. If you haven’t read the first book yet, I highly recommend that you do so! It’s such a fun adventure and full of moments that will leave you on the edge of your seat. I can’t wait to read Library of Souls to see how the story concludes.
Have you read Hollow City? How did you feel about it?