Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2)
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... show more
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 flee to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they encounter a dangerous madman named Caul, who also happens to be Miss Peregrine’s brother. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy readers of all ages.
Publish date: January 14th 2014
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children (#2)
Series: Miss Peregrine #2 Meh? It suffers from second book syndrome (a not very convincing attempt to mislead the reader into thinking the cliffhanger ending is unexpected) and from general YA-ness (but I love you!). I've already started listening to the next book because my other options were...
More often than not, I struggle to like the second book of a trilogy and Hollow City is no exception. To me, the second book feels like all the boring bits between the excitement of discovery and the thrill of the finale stretched out to 'make do' as a book. In other words, book two is all existen...
Another solid entry; simple but imaginative writing with a clear and sometimes surprising progression. Good twists at the end. Fast read with a fun hook. Finding it less creepy than the first book, more fun and engaging. Definitely taking a different course from the movie as well.
Good sequal the opening book. I liked the characters running into other peculiar children, like the boy with the gypsies and the girl in London. Does drag out the book not finding out about Miss Peregrine until the end though, although I guess they want a third book. The whole story with Caul hap...
This was a pretty faced paced book. I read through it a lot quicker than the first book but I liked the first one better. This one didn't have the dry humor of the first. I missed that. I usually only read realistic fiction (mostly mysteries) so this story is a stretch for me. The hollows sound ...