Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs


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The #1 New York Times best-selling series.

Bonus features:
• Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel
• Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs
• Never-before-seen peculiar photography

Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594747359
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 21,930
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller, as well as its best-selling sequels Hollow City (Quirk, 2013) and Library of Souls (Quirk, 2015). He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife.

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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rather enjoyed this story. The details with my imagination, I felt as if I were a peculiar. I laughed, I cried, I felt every strong emotion from each and every character. I overall, am very pleased that the author has shared his stories. I am only displeased with how it ended... not saying it was terrible becuase truth betold it was brilliant!! I just hope the third will come quickly. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stuffed with spine tingling moments! It has left me eagerly awaiting the third book! A MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg cant wait for next book. Did u know that tim burton is making a movie for the first one!!! OMG can't wait!!!!! :D :>
arbjamesAJ More than 1 year ago
With their loop destroyed, Jacob and the children from Miss Peregrine's have no other choice than to leave the island that has sheltered them.  They must find others like Miss Peregrine to help her change back into human form, before it's too late.  However, they discover that it is already too late for many other peculiars, and the wights and hollowgasts have evolved into very formidable enemies.  They travel through other loops trying to find help.  Will they find it in time? This second book in the series is darker than the first one.  The children experience quite shocking circumstances as they travel through war-torn England.  We also get introduced to new peculiars, including talking animals.  It becomes abundantly clear that the peculiars' old strategy of hiding from the world will no longer insure their survival--the world has quite violently come calling on them, leaving death and destruction in its wake.  The end, of course, is quite a cliff-hanger, so bring on number three!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it better than the first
pddrk8 More than 1 year ago
Loved it, Read Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children first. It was awesome can't wait for the third book!
MellieWY More than 1 year ago
I find myself drawn into the action, storyline pulls you right along with the action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! These books are filled with such detailed imagination. Definitely a YA book so not difficult for adults to read, but it is a quality book that is definitely worth your time. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is something a little different and out of the ordinary. Fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not finished yet but it is a thriller. I want to finish but dont want the story to be over.
Jayvee_27Misfit More than 1 year ago
It was hard not to enjoy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children since it got me screaming at the bookstore and after. Hollow City came after when I had some cash to spare. I sincerely wanted to get it when it was released but I ain’t rich yet, so. Once I got my money, I rushed to the bookstore, and tiptoed to the features section where all the newly released books were and grabbed it faster than a speeding bullet, stared at it and run my fingers on the book. I went home like a kid from the candy store. Hollow City is the sequel to the first novel by Ransom Riggs. We were left with the peculiar kids, travelling with Miss Peregrine, in her bird form, trying to find other loops where they’d be safe from the wights that follow them. The thing that I mostly enjoyed while reading the book is the gripping storyline and the suspense of each scene. I honestly didn’t predict anything that was going to happen because you can’t. While reading, I was invested fully on what they were doing, trying to save themselves from hollowgasts, meeting new peculiars and travelling through loops. I was hit with surprise, after surprise after surprise!  Though you could say I was going to receive heart attacks from the spur of events, but through them I got to know more about the other peculiars abilities and that even from being stuck in their 1940 loop, they are still brave little souls, who are willing to risk their lives in order to save their loving Miss Peregrine from being a bird forever. The characterization is so much fuller this time around, which makes sense since the first novel became an introduction to the syndrigast world. Now, Hollow City is more action packed and mysterious in a way, with the main characters becoming more defined around the new characters introduced. This is honestly what I love about Ransom’s novels. Even if you are thrown with so many characters, they are in their very way, special and couldn’t be forgotten even if they were only in a couple of scenes. Out of all the new characters introduced, my favourites would have to be Althea, and Joel and Peter. They are the characters you wouldn’t think would leave a mark, but they are a treat and oh so powerful. Jacob has become manlier and braver from the first novel. He has actually become more attractive in my imagination. Enoch, as always, is the most annoying yet the funniest foil I’ve ever encountered in a novel. I just love how he was written. Thank you for Enoch, Ransom. Another lovely aspect from this sequel is the travelling and different sidetracks in their adventures such as the wonderful gypsies and the annoying wights. It gives so much flavour to the story. Also, the hunt for the time loops through the help of the Peculiar storybook they have was very interesting. The stories were entertaining and when you got the first one, you were willing to decipher the next one with them.  The photographs again were enchanting however, I must say, the photos in the first novel were scarier. Maybe it’s because I knew that I’d get used to seeing them but nonetheless, they are still haunting and fascinating. Hollow City is a thrill to read and any booknerd would pull an all-nighter for this enthralling and wonderful read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Peculiar Children are trying to escape evil and save Mrs. Peregrine......It is a quick read and keeps you interested. Can't wait for the next in the series to see where the Peculiars end up!
quibecca More than 1 year ago
4.5 Actually! I have really enjoyed reading this series.  Although to me this one was not as creepy as the first one, but it is still pretty darn good.  This book is action packed, and has a lot going on. I love the peculiar animals in this book.  I LOVE the photos that go along with the story.  It just makes it seem so "real" to me.  I know I have said this before but I HATE HATE HATE Clowns.  There is one picture in this book, that I had to cover up while I was reading because Clowns TERRIFY me.   I honestly will never, ever, ever understand why people think that clowns are "fun" or "cool".  No, they are evil. Period.  Okay, anyway, that was probably the creepiest thing about this book.  "Clown Boy".  Even though he is one of the peculiar, he is the scariest thing to me, because of the photo.  Every time they mention him it sent a chill down my spine.  Clowns are EVIL.  Period. Jacob learns how to use his "talent" a little better in this book, and it's quite interesting.  I love all the things these kids can do.  Although I think floating would probably be the scariest one.  I don't think I would like to feel like I would float away if I wasn't wearing weighted shoes...hehe. The journey these kids go on in this book is non stop.  They never seem to catch a break.  Poor kids.  They are trying to save Miss Peregrine in this book, and lets just say that what happens was like "WHAT"?????  I don't want to ruin it, but I was NOT expecting what happened. I like how they meet other peculiar during their travels.  I am hoping that they will play more of a part in the next book.  Which will not come out soon enough, in my opinion.  I need to remember to NOT read series until they are all out.  It drives me mad.  :).   This book is so interesting.  It's exciting, and action packed.  I enjoyed it from beginning to end.  The only wish I had for this book, was that I wished it was a  little more scary.  The first one had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, but this one was more action related, than creepy.  All good things, I just thought it would be creepy as well.  :).
Elle_C More than 1 year ago
Perfection. Riggs' work is so detailed, you are transported into his world. The photographs are both haunting and intriguing. I can't wait until the next book comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel went amazingly well with the first. I could not put it down! The pictures matched the descriptions perfectly and helped to create an image that help me experience the story better. I cannot wait for the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a great read and the photos compliment the writing very well! Such amazing squeal!
e_bibliophile More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the series as much as the first. I can't wait for the next installment! It is pleasantly magical and action packed.
JBernardo More than 1 year ago
As far as I'm concerned Ransom Riggs is one of the most creative and highly imaginative authors out there. This book was every good as the first and keeps you turning pages to see what new misfortune befalls this group of peculiar children. The addition of the storyline following actual archival photos is genius! His cover photo is haunting as well and his eyes look like he can see what we cannot! A must check it out!
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This book was more action packed and thrilling than the first book. It had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen to the characters. I finished it in 2 days! It had humor and was thrilling. The photographs are given such wonderfully strange new stories. Ransom Riggs is an amazing writer!
JillJemmett More than 1 year ago
This story begins right where the last one ended. It was thrilling right away because the action began immediately. The kids meet more peculiars in this story. It was a little confusing and difficult to keep track of all of the peculiars because there were so many! It also got a bit overwhelming because there was a lot of drama with the ymbrynes who go missing. The ending of the story was exciting. It was a great cliffhanger to lead to the next book!
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This book had many twists and turns to it