Apr 22, 2015

The Hollow City-by Ransom Riggs: Book Review

Back again, this time to review book two in the “Miss Peregrine Series”! Let's get started. (Minor Spoilers Ahead)

The Plot:

We pick up right where we left off in the last book, with the Peculiars and Jacob beginning a rescue mission to save Miss Peregrine, and all of peculiardom. Their journey takes them all over the place, and on top of being chased by Wights and Hollows, they're right in the midst of World War II.

I did find this book to get quite slow in the middle and towards the end, but the last few chapters leave you dashing to get the next book. Which, unfortunately, does not come out until September of this year. :(

The Characters:

We see all of the familiar faces and plenty of new ones as well, including peculiar animals. Addison is a talking dog, there are chickens with exploding eggs, Peculiar Pigeons and Deirdre is....an Emu-Raffe. We also meet a new crop of peculiar children; Joel-and-Peter, two boys who are inseparable and blind echo-locators, Melina a girl with mind powers, and Miss Wren, another ymbryne.

Things I liked:

The story is still very odd, and growing odder as time goes, with another batch of creepy pictures to go along with it.

The end brings a plot twist that you don't see coming at all because it is so well covered up and explained away. Round of applause to the author.

Things I didn't like:

The peculiar animals weirded me out a little bit, even though I like animals. It was a little bit far fetched and some of it was just plain weird.

To Sum it Up:

Still as peculiar as it's predecessor, though I think I liked the first book better. Slow in the middle with a fast paced ending, I can't wait to find out what happens to Jacob and his friends come September.

~Ria Faith

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