Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

(hb; 2014: second novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series)

From the inside flap:

"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."


Hollow is a solid, storyline- and theme-expansive sequel to Home.  Those readers who weren't wild about the original novel's mixed genres and elements probably won't enjoy Hollow, which is mostly set in bombed-into-ruin 1940 London - in other words, readers who prefer strict genre boundary works shouldn't read this book

Readers who enjoyed Home's gritty WWII settings and briefly stated fantasy elements might want to check Hollow out.

Followed by Library of Souls, which is scheduled for publication on September 22, 2015.

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