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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-22 14:26
Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder // Hollow City !!!
Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder: Roman (Die besonderen Kinder) - Ransom Riggs,Silvia Kinkel

German and english review

 

Am Anfang war ich von dem zweiten Buch wirklich absolut nicht begeistert, ich habe zwar ziemlich schnell wieder in den Schreibstil und zurück in die Welt gefunden aber irgendwie hat sich am Anfang alles unheimlich gezogen und es wollte garnicht laufen. Zur Mitte und dann zum Ende hin, hat es sich dann aber Gott sei Dank gegeben.

 

Inhalt: Mit Müh und Not konnten Jakob und die besonderen Kinder aus der Zeitschleife, der Insel Cairnholm, vor ihren Feinden fliehen. Nun sind sie im England der 1940er Jahre gestrandet, immer noch verfolgt und ohne Beistand von Miss Peregrine, die sich nicht mehr in ihre Menschengestalt verwandeln kann. Um Miss Peregrine zu retten, brauchen die Kinder eine andere Magierin. Gerüchteweise lebt eine in London, und so machen sie sich auf den gefährlichen Weg in die zerbombte Stadt. Dort angekommen, finden sie schließlich Miss Wren und glauben schon, gerettet zu sein. Doch ausgerechnet hier, in ihrer vermeintlichen Zuflucht, erwartet sie der größte Verrat.

 

Ich fand die Reise der Kinder wirklich spannend und voller Action, sie sind ja wirklich ständig in eine neue Katastrophe gestolpert und haben es trotzdem immer wieder irgendwie raus geschafft. Besonders schön fand ich es auch, dass wir andere, neue besondere Kinder kennenlernen konnten, selbst wenn wir von dem ein oder anderen nicht wirklich viel hatten. Leider.

 

Gerade zum Ende gab es wunderbare Wendungen, die ich zwar habe kommen sehen, die aber trotzdem wirklich gut gemacht waren und die die Geschichte eindeutig nochmal richtig spannend gemacht haben. Bin auf jeden fall sehr auf das dritte Buch gespannt, dass ich aber leider noch nicht zu Hause habe. Bald. BALD!!!

 

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In the beginning, I wasn't really into this book. I got back into the writing and the whole world super fast, but I still had so many problems in the beginning, where every thing just seemed to drag on. Towards the middle and the end, things picked up, thankfully.

 

Summary: September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, 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. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

 

I loved the journey they kids had to take, it was exciting and full of action, these little idiots stumbled from one disaster into the next and still always got out of things. I especially loved all the different and new peculiar children we met on their way, sadly we didn't have much time with any of them.

 

Towards the end, there were some great twists and turns, that I actually saw coming a mile away BUT that made the story really interesting and thrilling. Now, I'm really excited to read the third book in the series, that I don't have at home yet but SOON.

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review 2017-07-09 03:13
Hollow City
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

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 so scary!  Omg, long slimy tongues covered in suction cups?! I love the dog in the book though and wish I could have him. IThe menagerie cracked me up and that was a nice balance to the scarier parts. I'm afraid of chickens now too. The ending really threw me for a loop though (pun intended).

 

At the end of the first book, the Peculiar Children rescued Miss Paragrin but she couldn't change back into human form. She had a broken wing and needed care only another ymbryne could give. They had to hurry because the longer she stayed a bird the worse her chances were that she would never be able to become human again. They all set off in boats for the mainland in search of the last ymbryne. They ended up in London where they evaded Hollows and dodged bombs in their search. They found a few other Peculiar Children from other raided loops and Jacob learned more about his talent.  

 

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text 2017-07-07 08:25
Reading progress: 239 out of 396 pages.
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
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review 2017-06-28 00:51
Blue Hollow Falls - Donna Kauffman Blue Hollow Falls - Donna Kauffman

Oh, this story was so fun and such a great start to a new series!

Sunshine Meadow Aquarius Morrison Goodwin just recently lost her carefree, hippie like mother after a long illness. Sunny also just found out that the father she never knew left her an inheritance; she had a 10 year old half sister, Bailey; and a 72 year old stepmother, Addie. Sawyer Hartwell also got part of the inheritance but she hadn't met him yet and didn't know how they were related.

After leaving the courthouse, they made their way up to the old silk mill in Blue Hollow Falls, VA that Sunny was now part owner of where she instantly fell in love with the site. As they arrived, Sawyer walked out of the barn and Sunny lost her breath...this man was beyond gorgeous. I just loved Sunny's reaction to seeing Sawyer for the first time. Evidently, sparks were flying.

As Sunny tries to get to know her new family, she knows she cannot start anything with Sawyer, even after she finds out they are not related. She needs to be mindful of Bailey and what could possible hurt her. Plus, Sunny's life is in Washington, D.C., not Blue Hollow Falls, VA. As Sunny starts to spend more time with Sawyer, she realizes keeping things platonic isn't working out and they finally decide to take the next step! It was fun how everyone around them was pushing for it to happen and they were the stubborn ones! I just LOVED Seth's "talks" with Sawyer! ;)

I really enjoyed how Sunny finally got her happy ending along with a family that she always wanted. It was a great, emotional journey that I loved being a part of. I just adored Sunny and Sawyer as well as Bailey, Addie Stevie and Seth...and I can't wait for Seth's story!

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review 2017-06-19 04:13
"Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Generally, I think I liked this one just slightly less than the first. The only things I have to mention are a couple of complaints.

First, they were told Miss Peregrine had 2 days before she was stuck as a bird, so why did Jacob keep saying she had 3?

Second, They were so dumb sometimes in this one. It was so obvious that the loop they were looking for was in the crypt. I figured that out right away, but they "couldn't make heads or tails of it!" Then they thought Miss Peregrine's evil brother (who had already deceived them in a huge way once) was worth trusting, apparently, and believed him when he quickly surrendered to them. Come on, guys. That was too easy.

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