Book reviews

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Author: Ransom Riggs12396528

Series: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children #2

Genre:Young adult, fantasy, paranormal, horror

Pages: 396


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. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reacting experience.

Hollow city was a brilliant sequel and has since become my favorite book in the series. The game was stepped UP and there was just so much more that this book had to offer.

  • For those who haven’t read this series (1) you’re missing out and (2) these books are accompanied with great vintage photographs. The pictures do such a great job of supporting the information in the novel , they are extremely unique and peculiar like everything in these novels. The photos in Hollow City were just as creepy however, I prefer the photos in the first book

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  • This book explores so many different worlds and eras. It was so adventurous I mean one moment you’re in a gypsy village and the next you’re in wartime London. The world building was done so brilliantly, it was easy to visualize and imagine yourself being there with all those children which is what made it so magical.


  • The plot is fast paced and action-packed, it was like reading one of those adventurous fairy tales. The chapters always ended in an interesting manner which made you want to keep reading on and on, seriously this book was so hard to put down. The writing was so engaging and descriptive, Ransom Riggs really does know how to suck the reader in.


  • Since the characters are living in the past the book explored this interesting idea of “the past cannot be changed”. There are countless times when the characters want to save someone’s life but since it is the past it is already written in that someone’s destiny to die. It was interesting to see the children come to terms with the idea of them not being able to alter the past.


  • Character development was such an amazing aspect of Hollow City. I love how this book explores the character’s pasts and their struggles. The children have seen so much in their lives that they’re mature beyond their years, they do have their insecurities but throughout the book they seemed to grow and it was so fantastically done.

Hollow City ended at a cliff-hanger of sorts because of the plot twist oh my god! I cannot wait to see how the series concludes in the third and final book.




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