Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)

This second novel 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 mesmerising) vintage photographs, this new adventure will d...

Details Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)

TitleHollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
Release DateFeb 24th, 2015
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    I'm so happy that I decided to reread this! I forgot how crazy that ending was. :o I THINK I'M READY FOR LIBRARY OF SOULS NOW... I THINK. MAYBE NOT, BUT IT'S COMING WHETHER I'M READY OR NOT.
  • Christine Riccio
    4.4 STARS! Really enjoyed Hollow City - here's my booktalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5j0g... =D
  • Jon
    Check out Scott Reads It for more reviews! Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is one of my all-time favorite books and I've been waiting to read Hollow City for ages! As soon as I received Hollow City, I began to devour this strange book and I believe Hollow City is even better than Mrs. P's. Hollow City does an excellent job of creating a captivating, magical world and accompanying the plot with finely selected vintage photos. The phot...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    HOLY CRAP. I CAN'T EVEN. I'll write my thoughts when I'm able to GATHER my thoughts, but know that I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH.
  • Ferdy
    SpoilersDisappointing. The plot was uninteresting, the characters were unremarkable, and the romance was lame.-Summary: Miss Peregine's school and the time loop she created destroyed by hollows/wights/the bad guys, the peculiars/students on the run, Miss Peregine poisoned and not able to fix the loop and protect her kids, Jacob and the other peculiars have to avoid the bad guys and find another headteacher to help Miss Peregine get back to normal...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Are you still into the creepy vintage photos?Welcome to a Deeper, maturer, richer & more convenient sequel.really sad we won't watch a Movie out of it..Tim Burton only concluded the whole series in an ending that's even worse than Book One's, it almost made me ditch Book Two.I'm glad I didn't, unexpectedly loved it, this time Ransom Riggs here add more depth into the world he built in book one. THE PECULIARDOMThe wonders and mystical world of Pec...
  • Laura
    January 2014?
  • Emma Giordano
    I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first installment when I read it a two years ago. There were definitely slower moments that were rough to get through, but ultimately, I really enjoyed how the plot progressed in this novel and cannot wait to see how it ends!
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
    4.5 StarsWow, what an amazing ending. I totally didnt see that coming!Something also interesting is that, until reading the authors note, I had NO idea that Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi (author of the Shatter Me series) were married. Im sure Im the last person to future this out...but crazy fun fact if you didnt know. But anyway, there is something about this series and this world that I just really love. I dont get to the obsessed fan girl leve...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    3.5 stars.Unfortunately, Hollow City is a case of Second Book Syndrome.Extremely slow start, with many scenarios that I found just too far fetched. (view spoiler)[ Really? Really? EVERY single group they came upon had at least one peculiar person with them?! I call Bull on that!! (hide spoiler)] There has to be a suspension of belief when reading any work of fiction, especially fantasy. But it was too far a stretch for me to believe that the even...
  • Jessica
    I think I liked this one a little better than the first.. SO excited for book three!
  • Matthew
    If you have read my reviews before you know I am picky when it comes to bizarre, supernatural fantasy novels. I loved The Library at Mount Char, but didn't care for The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Well, so far, the bizarre magic and "peculiar" characters of of this series are on the positive side of things for me.When I mention being picky on this type of book, there is just something that I am not sure I can describe with words that either mak...
  • J.L. Sutton
    The peculiar children are on the run! Danger at every turn! Until finally...okay, there's a twist thrown in. While Ransom Riggs' Hollow City is a well-written sequel in which we learn more about the nature of the peculiars (and their enemies), overall, I wasn't as wowed or intrigued. To me, it felt like the filler of a 3-book series. Will I read Library of Souls? Not sure yet...
  • Mai
    Did not finish at 67%People who know me, know so well that I'd rather cry out of boredom while reading a book than actually give up on it. My DNF shelf has only two books and this is the third.I know it's unfair to rate an unfinished book, but it's also unfair that this book is that bad.I don't regret this decision, not one bit! This is the first book in my reading history to have me struggling with even opening the cover, I've struggled since pa...
  • P
    What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason -- and it's not to fail and die. Hollow City is DARKER and CREEPIER than book one. I was really glad to finally see what's going on with children at the beginning of this book. The world of this book is madness, it's not something joyful for someone. Emma becomes a lead character in Hollow City, and her c...
  • Darth J
    3.5 starsI felt like this was a lull between the first one and the finale. While there's action and adventure it seemed mostly like an info dump to bridge the gap between the end pieces. It was certainly more entertaining than the first one, but only marginally.There is a quest to bring the group's ymbryne to Miss Wren, whose first name isThere are some new characters introduced in this book such as a talking dog named Addison, a pair of blind br...
  • Liam
    That ending has killed me... Well and truly killed me...But anyway, this book is utterly brilliant!! I absolutely adored Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children and had pretty high hopes for this book. All I can say is that this book was better than I could've ever hoped and may well be the best sequel I have read in my life!!The characters in this book are all so incredibly unique and precious! They're written so well and the dialogue/relati...
  • Anja H.
    *4.5 HOLLOW STARS* "Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time. I only picked this one up because I recently ended up watching the movie adaption of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and that kind of got me back in the mood to continue this series.But I gotta say, I enjoyed this one so much more than the first book! I'm really glad I decided to continue this trilogy, I can only imagin...
  • Miranda Reads
    Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid..and wish you'd just stayed in bed? If only you knew how often I've run into that exact situation...The peculiar children are in the midst of escape. Their ymbryne is irreparably injured, the wights are right behind him and hollowgasts are ahead. And as with so many YA books, they have to save the world (at least there isn't a love triangle).The peculiars stumble upon a ...
  • Carla (Carla's Book Bits)
  • Mandy
    I love this series. The peculiar children in these novels are so fascinating. This story had me hooked just like the first book did. There were parts I wasn't crazy about but it was still good and the pictures were good, too. Looking forward to the next in the series!!
  • Amalia Gavea
    The Hollow City is the second installment in Rigg's trilogy of the Peculiar Children's exciting adventure, and it is a worthy following of its predecessor. But did I enjoy it as much as the first volume? The answer is a hesitant ''no''.Hesitant bceause I cannot, clearly, state what it was that made me feel that something was missing. Up until the 45% mark, it was a real page - turner, then, gradually, I seemed to lose interest. Perhaps, I couldn'...
  • Leona Carstairs
    This series is undeniably BRILLIANT.Jacob is my favorite character and his (view spoiler)[peculiar abilities (hide spoiler)] are my favorite as well out of all the characters we've met so far.
  • Lazaros
    What a disappointment..I had so many expectations about this one but it only let me down.. I had loved the first book in the series, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children & I wanted so much to love this one too but unfortunately the only good thing about this book was the photos, which like in the first book, they blew me away by how real and authentic they look.This one lacked the magic the first book had, it was kind of idiotic and the au...
  • Lindsey Lewis
    I won Hollow City as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Can we say BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVARR? The waiting thing is destroying me though and I may just sit at the mailbox until I get it.REVIEW: Jacob and the Peculiar Children we've grown to know and love are back. Their adventure opens immediately after the close of the first novel, and as they set out to save Miss Peregrine, new danger and excitement awaits them. Jacob struggles with his ...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    DNF around 20%. I just can't get into this. I'm not attached to the characters or the story at all, and I have too many other books I'd like to read more than this.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2), Ransom RiggsHollow City is a 2014 dark fantasy novel and a sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children written by Ransom Riggs. It was released on January 14, 2014. After fleeing in a boat from the hollowgasts, the peculiar children are caught up in a bad storm and need to find land. They land on a beach only to find that the wights are trying to track them down, so they flee into the...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Hollow City is one of those sequel novels that irons out many of the kinks in the first novel. It further goes to prove that the quality of children's and young adult' fiction is improving all the more in this day and age. Where once such books were throw away pieces to pass the time till younger readers could engage with more serious pieces of literature, today they are or should be recognised as being equally serious and nuanced - with the same...
  • Ashley Daviau
    I absolutely freaking adored this book! I didn't think it possible to get better than the first book but it most definitely did. The story is even more gripping and as I got to know more about the world of peculiars, I couldn't help but fall even more in love. This book is jam packed with action and is absolutely nerve wracking from start to finish. I loved getting to know my favourite characters more as well as being introduced to new ones which...