Hollow City is the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The book starts off in 1940, immediately after Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children ended. Having just escaped their now destroyed island Jacob Portman and his new found peculiar friends must journey to London to save Miss Peregrine an ymbryne who is stuck in her bird form, while also being chased by hollowgast and wights. They must try and find the last ymbryne that hasn’t yet been captured, Miss. Wren before it is too late. Along the way they meet new friends and discover a menagerie of peculiar animals, Jacob also has to try and learn to control and develop his newly found peculiar powers. Like the previous book Hollow City if filled with beautifully unique vintage photographs.
I liked this book better than the first one, in Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children I found the story a bit confusing because I was getting used to the new terms and there were so many characters introduced at one time that it was very hard keeping track of them. But in Hollow City I got more used to the terms used and the characters and it was a much more enjoyable read, plus the characters in Hollow City were so much more badass, it was so epic! So many plot twists though, so many. I was constantly on the edge, wondering what would happen next and also fearing for their lives.
We meet many new characters in Hollow City and I fell in love with almost all of them. There were some that annoyed me. The brother’s and Althea were my absolute favorites though. They were so awesome and I found myself constantly cheering for them.
You can really see how much Jacob has grown from the first book to this book, before he was having a life crisis. His grandfather had just died, the man he looked up to, and he wasn’t sure what he was doing with his life. And in this book he finds his purpose and he embraces it instead of running away.
I am a little bit concerned with Jacob and Emma’s relationship and how it’s going to work but I guess we’ll see!
I like how Ransom uses the photographs in his books, that’s what makes them so unique but sometimes I felt that he was trying too hard to incorporate some of the photographs and that he was changing the stories to fit the photographs. However I am still very excited to read the third book!
4 out of 5 stars
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