Click to read more or pin and save for later. Either way, get ready for Ransom Riggs second spine-tingling, nail-biting installment of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City. Follow Jacob and his peculiar friends on their newest quest across time and space, as the lines between  future, past and present blur together. With new friends, new frights and new foes to face, it's a tale full of loveable characters and chilling vintage photographs that you won't soon forget.


In Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, the tale of Jacob and his interesting bunch of friends just got even better. The second installment delivered another dose peculiar, served with a heaping pile of page-turning, nail-biting, spine-tingling action that made the first book in the series, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, such a delight. In book two, Jacob and his comrades follow the next stage of their adventure as they head on a quest to save their mysterious headmistress Miss Peregrine from a fate worse than death. All the while being hunted by and hunting hollows and their legion of darkness.


Guided by nothing more than an ancient children's book and an anthropomorphic Peregrine Falcon, we are taken on a cross country, cross-generational cat-and-mouse chase against time. The lines between past, present and future become blurred, as we travel in between dimensions where both the readers and Miss Peregrine's wards are forced to relive the atrocities of mankind's history and confront (and hopefully prevent) those that might change peculiarkind forever.

Hot air balloon rides, ice fortresses, cemetery hide-and-seek and cirques are just a few of the peculiar things you can expect in this adventure, as Jacob leads his crew from the Hollowgast and through the Holocaust. New friendships are made, old ones are tested, and a steady stream of twists and turns leave you finishing the book mouth agape and anxious for the next novel in the series.

Once again, Ransom Riggs does an excellent job of marrying his collection of vintage photographs to the words in his book. All of the eerie (and apparently 100% authentic) photos help to invigorate your imagination. In sort of a chicken or the egg situation, you can never quite tell if the photos are scary because of the words you're reading, or if it's vice versa. Either way, they tie in beautifully with the events and characters presented and like Jacob you'll be left wondering what is real and what is not.

Favourite Quotes:


“Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid..and wish you'd just stayed in bed?” ~Ransom Riggs, Hollow City 
“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.”  ~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City



Click to read more or pin and save for later. Either way, get ready for Ransom Riggs second spine-tingling, nail-biting installment of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City. Follow Jacob and his peculiar friends on their newest quest across time and space, as the lines between  future, past and present blur together. With new friends, new frights and new foes to face, it's a tale full of loveable characters and chilling vintage photographs that you won't soon forget.
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