Summary: 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 audiences and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
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 surprises…Read more.
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Ransom Riggs: Hollow City Audio Book Summary
Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which became a New York Times bestseller with more than 2 million copies sold, Hollow City is the second installment of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy, which consists of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and the Library of Souls.
It began in 1940 with the peculiar children fleeing the island of Cairnholm in three boats, as was the final intention of the previous book. Miss Peregrine can not transform into a human again, they need to get help so that she can return to her original state.
The story this time unfolds in London in the 1940s in a postwar period, however, the author shows us interesting scenarios such as a circus, a frozen farm; And allows us to know amínales and amazing creatures that add to the story of the improbable.
It is possible to know much more about the peculiar children and the very marked personality of each one even knowing that they have had to relive the same moments for many years due to their condition.
Each character has his own ability or peculiarity, the author also allows us to know more about the relationship they have with each other and the one that has with Miss Peregrin.
Hollow City has a fast pace, with an interesting story full of rollovers, however, do not lose sight that it is a book that sets the tone for a third, serves to remind fans that the saga is in process , Do not occur many events really relevant to the outcome but until the last chapters in order to yield to the next installment of the trilogy
Riggs’ writing style is still very entertaining, easy to understand, and full of excitement. The general story is addictive, the reader can not stop reading wanting to discover the fate of Miss Peregrine. The good dose of mystery is what gives the distinctive finishing touch to this book.
Hollow City is a wonderful delivery of an already recognized sequel characterized by its terrifying, fictional and strange stories, accompanied by its already characteristic old photographs of a whole series of strangeness, which together create an unimaginable and exceptional story.