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Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

by Kristeena
Review: Hollow City by Ransom RiggsHollow City by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Published by Quirk Books on January 17th 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 396
Challenge Theme: A trilogy

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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.

Hollow City draws readers into a richly imagined world of telepathy and time loops, of sideshows and shapeshifters – a world populated with adult “peculiars”, murderous wights, and a bizarre menagerie of uncanny animals.

I read the first book of this series in December, I liked it but I heard that the second and third book were much better so I was excited to dive into this book. First and foremost I found it very impressive that the author is able to use old pictures he has found and incorporate them into the story so seamlessly. It gives the books another element of enjoyment. This second book is much more adventurous than the first and held my attention better, only taking me 4 days to read. I loved reading about all the different types of peculiarities and kept wondering which one I would want if I were part of that world. If you like books like Harry Potter than you will definitely enjoy this.

Favorite Quotes:
“But you can’t feel bad every second, I wanted to tell her. Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better. It doesn’t mean you don’t care, or that you’ve forgotten. It just means you’re human.”

“A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.”

“I was here for a reason. There was something I was meant not simply to be, but to do- and it wasn’t to run or hide or give up the minute things seemed terrifying and impossible.”

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