Page Count: 428 pages
Publication Date: January 2014
This second novel in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series 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 must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
As I mentioned in my review for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (here) I didn’t fall head over heel for this series, but it was enjoyable enough, I guess.
The only reason why I picked up the second one was because I wanted an audiobook to listen to on a day out with my family but the next book on the Harry Potter series wasn’t available to download from my library’s app (I’ve been on the waiting list for Order of the Phoenix for over a week now!).
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs did offer a lot more action and excitement than its predecessor, so it was a bit easier to get through. Yes, there were some slow parts which dragged on and on, but then once you get past that bit the story flows at a much better pace.
It was great getting to know the peculiars a little more. Getting to know about their past and their abilities was probably one of my favourite parts. The group of peculiar children meet quite a lot of new characters as they go through their mission. Some of which I liked, some of which I didn’t… but I won’t give any spoilers away!