image“At the heart of nature’s mystery lies another mystery.”
Perplexus Anomalus

Previously, on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Jacob, the peculiars and Miss Peregrine escape Cairnholm after being attacked by wights under the guise of a military operation.

Hollow City picks up right where Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children left off. Ransom Riggs wastes no time recapping what happened in the previous book, and it is highly recommended to read or re-read Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

The latest installment follows the journey of Jacob and his peculiar friends as they make their way to London in the middle of World War II to help restore Miss Peregrine to human form, and find a new home for themselves after theirs was destroyed in the war. Even though the peculiars are in the middle of war-torn London, the war seems to matter very little to them since they are time traveling and cannot change fixed points in time.

The novel is accompanied by wonderful never-before-published images that give a different reading experience. It enhances the imagery that Riggs illustrates throughout the novel. The narration is more solid and confident now, with the occasional snark from Jacob. Though Jacob is still the reluctant hero of the story, there is character development among some of the peculiars, and hopefully there will be more in the next book.

With a cliffhanger of and ending, Hollow City is sure to make fans wait eagerly for the next installment of this peculiar series.

 

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