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Hollow City

The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

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Description

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. 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. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

“A stunning achievement . . Hollow City is even richer than Riggs’s imaginative debut, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”—Boston Globe

Bonus features:
• Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel
• Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs
• Never-before-seen peculiar photography

Publishers Weekly Review

Jan 27, 2014 – In this sequel to the bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, young Jacob Portman, having discovered his ability to sense the monstrous wights and hollowgasts that are attempting to capture or kill Peculiars, has narrowly escaped with them and their injured leader, the birdlike "ymbryne," Miss Peregrine. The children must travel cross-country and through time loops, dodging monsters all the way, to Blitz-era London where, rumor has it that the last free ymbryne, Miss Wren, is hiding. En route, they meet talking animals, helpful Romany, and other Peculiars with odd talents: "The suitcase jiggled.... Its latches popped, and very slowly, the case began to open. A pair of white eyes peeped out at the crowd, and then the case opened a little more to reveal a face—that of an adult man... who had somehow folded himself into a suitcase no larger than my torso." Riggs's use of grotesque, unsettling, and sometimes lightly retouched photographs is just as successful in this outing, and while the plot occasionally feels forced to fit the photographs, it will easily please the previous book's numerous fans. Ages 14–up.

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Customer Reviews

Better than the first.

I remember reading Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children three years ago, in fourth grade. It was eerie. It was creepy. It was dark. It was one of those books where it took a while to feel normal after reading it. I didn't think it was possible to match the speed of that book, but Riggs proved me wrong. The pictures in this book add a whole new dynamic, which just adds to the creepiness. Not that the pictures in the other book weren't good, it just felt like the pictures in this one fit in better. It makes you feel more immersed and involved with the book. Everything that was great in the first book is even better in this one. I will say, it can get a little bit gritty at times, but you have to keep pushing through. Riggs takes you on an adventure that no other book can offer (aside from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children). If you haven't read the first book, I highly recommend you read that before you read this, as it it provides very important background information. If you have already read the first book, don't wait another minute. Just read this book. It will be well worth your time and money. Oh, and if you think you will have a hard time remembering where you left off, don't worry. Ransom does a great job of subtly reminding you what had happened previously.

Oh my goodness

Oh my, I loved it! It was fascinating. Once again I can't wait for the third book!!!!!!! Write it fast Ransom!!!!

Sooo Happy

I read the first book a few years ago, and it was such a lovely book. Can’t wait to read the second one - so happy and excited!

Hollow City
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Jan 14, 2014
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
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