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review 2019-10-09 13:28
Book Review: Hollow City
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Book: Hollow City

 

Author: Ransom Riggs

 

Genre: Young Adult/Fiction/Fantasy

 

Summary: 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. Hollow City draws readers into a richly imagined world of telepathy and time loops, of sideshows and shape-shifters - a world populated with adult "peculiars," murderous wights, and a bizarre menagerie of uncanny animals. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. -Quirk Books, 2014.

 

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review 2018-10-27 00:55
Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the second book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. This book picks up where the last book leaves off. 

I absolutely love this series. It's whimsical and fun. The characters are so unique. The author creates a fantastic world, and the use of old pictures only seals the deal and makes this story so believable. 

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review 2018-07-26 04:27
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (audiobook)
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2) - Ransom Riggs

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 not immediately available.

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review 2017-10-01 05:04
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, #2)
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

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 existential navel gazing and I get bored.

 

Hollow City was not without excitement though; there were plenty of battles between the peculiar children and the hollows, and Jacob gets to use and stretch and refine his power, but mostly it's children bonding (go team!), true love (*eye roll*), evil plot to end the world revealed in all its evil glory (*gasp*) and existential navel gazing.

 

I'm being a bit cheeky; I did enjoy, it just wasn't great.  There are a couple of twists at the end; one I really didn't see coming and the other was, I suppose, inevitable, and it ends in something of a cliffhanger with the tried and true 'friends in peril' plot device fully engaged.  I already have the third book so it's definitely going to get read, but I'm not in a rush.

 

I read this for the Chilling Children square and it was more apt than I could have dreamed, as the power of one of the peculiar children is, in fact, freezing whatever she touches.  Chilling children indeed.

 

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review 2017-09-15 00:00
Hollow City
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs 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.
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