Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's #2) by: Ransom Riggs

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: February 24, 2015 by: Quirk Books
Pages: 428
Rating: 4/5 stars

Fresh from their escape off of Miss Peregrine's island, Jacob and his group of peculiars set sail for London. There, they meet even more peculiar people than ever before, and make new friends, new enemies, all while trying to figure out just how to turn Miss Peregrine back from bird, to human form. A new journey is on the way for Jacob and his band of misfits.

I just love how Ransom Riggs writes. (That was some consonance right there!) The tone that he takes in these novels, followed up by his series of mystical photographs, makes this such a unique fantasy read and sets it apart from others. This is pretty much the only fantasy series I can keep up with, to be honest.

I love, love, love how Riggs weaves a ton of fantasy elements into this series. There's some traditional fantasy, some folklore, some supernatural elements, and even magic realism! It makes this book take on an incredible atmosphere and helps you to be transported to another world. I have little to no patience for most fantasies, but this series has somehow stuck with me.

The characters came back better than ever. I fell in love with these children in the first book, their curiosities and different traits were so capivating, and Jacob is such a great leader. In this particuklar novel, he took on such a leadership role and he is such a sweetheart.

I think the only thing I didn't like about this book was that action-wise, the first book was better. This one was more about the journey and about picking up the pieces from the happenings of the first book, which made it slower and less of a page-flipper. However I'm looking forward to more action in the next book and I hope these poor kids get a break!

Have you read Hollow City? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I haven't read the second one - it's been so long since I read the 1st, that I'm thinking of re-reading that before trying the 2nd! But I totally loved the first - not least because of Wales and the birds who are also people (common theme in Welsh folklore! Respect birds. #TopTip) XD

    1. Yay!!! I knew you'd probably love th Welsh folklore :) I find it quite interesting!

  2. I agree, this book was a bit slower on the action but otherwise I really love the way Riggs creates a story using the pictures he does. I think it's the coolest thing. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. This sounds amazing, and the first book too, however I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read the books but went on and watched the movie instead *digs a hole and buries self*

    1. That's ok! I have yet to watch the movie but I know a lot of people liked it :)