Hollow City, the sequel to one of my favourite books, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children delivers on every level possible. In Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children you follow young Jacob, a teenager in search of answers. His grandfather tells him stories of children that just couldn’t possibly be real, but when Jacob travels to find this peculiar home, he discovers that they are real, and he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.
He immerses himself in their lives, and discovers that he too, is peculiar. There is a problem though. The peculiar children are not respected nor can they show themselves at the risk of being destroyed by the evil group that wants them disposed of. Jacob and his new family must fight to survive, jumping through time loops and causing the deaths of innocents along the way.
Ransom Riggs is a brilliant mind and his ability to create suspense is masterful. The start of Hollow City jumps in directly where Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children left off which immediately grabs the attention of the reader. The twists and turns keep the reader hooked, and Riggs’ writing style takes an intense world and makes it a reality in the mind.
I highly suggest both books, but give yourself some time because you won’t be able to put them down!
Lots of love, L&A