Today’s review is about “Hollow City” which continues the story of “Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (check out the review here) by Ransom Riggs. It was published in January 2014 and will soon be followed by a third book of the series.
The story begins right where we left the scene at the end of the first book. Our heroes are at sea navigation for a safe place. When the finally reach sore (after several difficulties) they stumble into the next adventure.On their way to London the kids discover new (or better said old?) loops and find more peculiar things there. Nevertheless they are constantly in danger being followed by wights and hollowgasts. I don’t want to give away any more of the story right now but you can expect a lot of action…and a major plot twist.
Finally I got around reading this book. I was very fond of the first one and “Hollow City” didn’t disappoint me. The story is thrilling and you get sucked in from the very first page. Many interesting and fascinating and of course peculiar things await in this novel. I never gets boring and just when you think you know what’s gonna happen next, everything changes.
Another point I really appreciate about this book are the very thoughtfully chosen photos that are included. Some of them can be a bit creepy but they help to create the perfect atmosphere for reading. I wonder how Ransom Riggs does it: Is he running around collecting vintage photos and then creates a story around them? It’s amazing how much time and effort he must have put in gathering all these images.
All I can say is I love the book and whoever liked part one shouldn’t miss “Hollow City”. Can’t wait for part 3!