Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
“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. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner.”
Hollow City continues as the children are forced to leave the island that they have called home for many years. Jacob Portman and the children must set out on a dangerous journey to save Miss Peregrine and transform her back into her human form before it is too late. This is only the beginning and their only hope at saving their world and the future of all peculiars. Each child has their own unique ability and must work together to get through each obstacle and unravel the mysteries of Peculiardom.
Jacob does not see himself as peculiar and it is only over time and the use of his ability as it grows along with him that he is able to see how peculiar he really is. As Jacob and Emma’s relationship also grows, it becomes difficult to experience a form of relationship properly as they are constantly on the run and in danger.
Hollow City takes us on an adventure with the children that we have grown to love, each with their own unique abilities and wonderful personalities. Although I love the children we already know, I was thrilled with the introduction of other peculiars along the way. Two in particular, Joel and Peter, were a wonderful addition to the story; however, it was noticeably difficult for the author to add these two. There are many times when their presence in the group is simply assumed and not mentioned in anyway. It is almost a “Oh yeah!” moment when they suddenly speak up or are mentioned.
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series is a definite must read. Ransom Riggs has long been a collector of photographs and the addition of these strange and sometimes disturbing photos add a unique element to the books and a thrill. There are so many amazing and wonderful qualities about these books and this series. I am absolutely thrilled that the first novel is being transformed into a film. I am eager and wondering which strange and wonderful children will be cast in the roles and how it will all turn out.