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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Mar 26, 2021

This was the perfect addition to the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. What I enjoyed most about most is that it made me experience a broad range of emotions. These emotions include being on the edge of my seat wondering what is about to happen and feeling shocked with the perfect twist ending to the 13 chapter book. I found that I was supporting Jacob Portman and his peculiar crew, along with constant wonders and worries about the outcome of London. I was continuously concerned that Miss. Peregrine would be okay.

This extraordinary journey filled with war-torn cities, hollows, and new friends kept me engaged throughout their travels. The author perfectly described each scene with such great detail, as well as visuals to enhance the storytelling.

Although I could relate some concepts that I read in the book to events within the world by learning about them in the past, it was a new experience for me. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a thrilling adventure. I feel that this was better than part one of the series and cannot wait to read the third book.

This fantasy book deserves a 5-star rating.
@GemsOfIvy of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Feb 28, 2021

This book was good. That said, I feel like the first book was better. In the first book, I had a solid sense of place and the rules. This second book seems to "and then, and then" the reader a bit. It's interesting; it's enjoyable. I will definitely read the next one.

Feb 05, 2021

Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children Hollow City is the second novel of the series Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children. This book is about how Jacob and the rest of the peculiar children try to save Miss Peregrine (their guardian). This book transports you to another world where time travel and talking animals are real. While Jacob is helping the children look for Miss Peregrine he also feels a sort of guilt leaving his family without a real goodbye. His parents immensely love him and he knows he is breaking their heart and risking his life by pursuing this mission. I loved this book because of how well written it is. I loved the humor and reading through Jacob’s perspective. I also really enjoyed how the stakes were higher this time because Jacob might be stuck back in time. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!

Sep 13, 2020

After fleeing in the boat and escaping to a beach, they soon discover that the wights are trying to track them down. So they flee into the forests and finds a statue from the Tales of the Peculiar and ends up finding a time loop with lots of peculiar animals. After learning that the ymbryne can turn Miss Peregrine back into a person from a bird, they leave towards London in search of her.
I absolutedly loved the first book and this one did not disappoint at all. One thing that stood out to me is that all the pictures tied in really well to the story just like the first series and I loved this unique touch. Every character brings a little unique something into the story and the plot was so incredible. Definitely will be reading the third book.

Jun 09, 2020

Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs, is the second book in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and takes place directly after the first book. We follow the journey of Jacob and crew on there search for Miss Peregrine as she was taken away in the last book. The children understand that Miss Peregrine is in grave danger and must find her as soon as possible. They then encounter many challenges, such as whites, Hollows, and the height of World War II. Within the book, the children trek through many lands and loops to see their beloved ymbryne again. I enjoyed this book and I think it did an amazing job as the second book in the series. This book did an amazing job of telling the reader a gloomy tale with a hint of optimism at the end of the tunnel. I really enjoyed Ransom Riggs's delivery and attention to detail in the book. I would give this book an age rating of 12 and up, it has gory and grotesque scenes that are not for the weak stomach.

Aug 03, 2019

Slow, not mysterious like the first book

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.

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!

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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Hannah Acabal
Sep 11, 2020

"You are more than me, Yakob, he says, you are more than I ever was."

Apr 09, 2020

“Some truths are expressed best in the form of myth.”

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.'"

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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