Review: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs

HollowcityThere’s definitely a third book.

Pictures. That’s pretty the main reason why I’m reading this. Pictures are fantastic. But the first book had a lot of “flavor” than this one. It was more interesting and eerie compared to the sequel. Although it didn’t suck, it could’ve done better.

Mixed Emotions. If I had to write a book that mimicked my PMS, then this would be it. Every chapter was an exhausting read. Try riding a roller coaster just after you rode one, fast-paced—that’s how it felt like. Also the characters helped make the ride worthwhile; each of them was so different from another—no overlaps or copy paste issue here—that made it more realistic. So get your Zumba on, cause there’s definitely a lot of (plot) twisting involved.

Everything is child-like in this book. Which is a good thing, since reading this makes me very nostalgic. It reminds me so much of my childhood. How we would fight over small things like who would get the last bite or who loves mom/dad more? How we would quarrel if someone made a dumb move and his/her whole being was now judged from that one act. But beside that, I would never forget how much we looked after ourselves. We’ll always have each other’s back—esp if we both did something wrong. (Which they all did in the book)

I also like how they KNEW that they were in charge, that they were the bo$$. Because of the state they were in, they had to act like they were the adults, which for me was deeply moving. Kids are very self-centred; for them to put that aside would mean, that they’re one-step ahead already, that they’re growing up.

Pretty much the summary (Divergent style): In this book, friendship is tested, love is questioned, and life is put to risk.

Rating: ✰✰✰✰

Do I like it: Definitely!

Recommended to: To non-peculiar and peculiar people

(Fully Booked, Hardcover, P 699)

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Below are information about this book.

Publication: January 14th 2014 by Quirk Books (first published January 1st 2014)

From Goodreads:

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike.

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

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