Hollow City

Hollow City

Book - 2015
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"Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends, who possess supernatural abilities, must journey to London (circa 1940), the 'peculiar' capital of the world. There they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2015.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781594747359
Characteristics: 428 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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IndyPL_SteveB Apr 18, 2019

This is the second book in an unusual and creative teen fantasy series, a sequel to *Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children*. Riggs is a collector of weird photographs, found at garage sales and flea markets; photos of floating children, odd double exposures, people in strange clothing and with strange expressions, even dogs smoking pipes. He decided that these strange people would become the characters in a fantasy series.

In this second novel, the children are fleeing the island for the mainland, rowing three boats and taking Miss Peregrine with them, although she is stuck in her peregrine shape. Pursued by monsters and their human assistants, the children find a brief respite in Wales and then head to London, trying to track down other Peculiars who might be able to help them. Riggs is a fine storyteller with a great sense of character and plot timing. We really care about what happens to these children. This one ends on quite a cliffhanger. You’ll need a copy of the 3rd book, *Library of Souls* right beside you.

Jarlie Jan 28, 2019

This book was a great lead-in from the first in the series. Fast paced, heart stopping, and the ending packs a huge punch. I enjoyed it more then the first book. Definitely pick up this series and read it.

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zofiad
Oct 11, 2018

Amazing book! The characters are all so interesting, different and unique. This was by far my favourite book of the four, (so far). It had the perfect balance of romance and action. I would totally recommend this book for fans of the first!

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gami_0
Jan 02, 2018

Really great book, by the way books are always better than movies.

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abelcoure
Dec 04, 2017

I loved the first book and loved this one even more. The entire time I was reading I was thinking of how awesome of a movie it would be! I'm sad there is only one more in the series

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 18, 2017

The second book of a lot of trilogies are often fillers for gaps, but this book packed in a perfect amount of... everything. I really enjoyed flipping through each page faster than the previous and living the story with Jacob and Emma. Children, now confused and chased by "monsters," must uncover the path of those before them in order to save their beloved mentor/ymbryne. On a journey of ups and downs, hope and fear, love and betrayal, no one could have predicted how everything would eventually turn out the way it did. Is it all a trap? Even so, must they still run into it headfirst?
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Mr_Han
Oct 13, 2017

I love how the author makes it so it's like it's in real life but we don't know anything about it.

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Jadeber
Aug 08, 2017

this book was awesome (as was the real of the series). I love how the pictures go with the story and how the story actually seems realistic. I recommend this book to everyone who likes to read!

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Ravenclaw33
Mar 03, 2017

Although I missed the storyline of Jacob's grandfather that sold my on the first book, this sequel was never-the-less compelling and thrilling. Although there were more dull scenes than the previous novel, the moments when I felt it was dragging were the moments directly preceding the most exciting twists. Mrs. Peregrine's wards are even more dynamic when left to their own devices, and the reader is introduced to a variety of surprising new characters. Overall, a fascinating expansion of the world of the Peculiar, once again enhanced by Riggs' charming inclusion of fascinating photographs.

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morganfleming
Feb 13, 2017

Not as strong or unique as the first book. Instead of enhancing the story by providing vintage photographs, the story was instead created around the photos themselves, which felt more like reaching than not. The plot was repetitious and had many dead ends. The book was crowded with many superfluous characters. The author would introduce a character that existed solely because he had a photograph about them, only to completely abandon them in the next chapter.

Luckily, the book finished rather quickly because so much of the novel was dedicated to photographs and white space.

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Apr 15, 2016

" the first time i met you, I literally thought you were going to cut my throat, but there was a tiny voice in my head saying, 'if this is the last face i see, at least it's a beautiful one.'"

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amonkeysue
Jun 20, 2014

“Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid and wish you'd just stayed in bed?” - Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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