Hollow City

Hollow City

Book - 2015 | 1st pbk. ed
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Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2015, c2014
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781594747359
1594747350
Characteristics: 428 p. : ill

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yourlocalhannah
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.

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Isaiah_Co
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.

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Caitlin78
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.

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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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Sep 11, 2020

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Nov 30, 2014

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Hannah Acabal
Sep 11, 2020

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

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miraellie
Apr 09, 2020

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

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lilyliao321
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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