• sujata chaudhury

Hollow City

Hollow City is the second installment in Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. It was published in 2014 by Quirk Books. Now, if you have not read the first book there may be some spoilers for you. To skip the spoilers go straight to paragraph 3.

This book starts off right from where the first book left. Jacob and Emma along with the other peculiar children have left their time-loop to flee from the hollowgasts and in search of help so that they can transform Miss Peregrine back into her human form but wights are everywhere tracking them and trying to catch them. What follows is a journey of a bunch of peculiar kids who stayed in a time loop for more than fifty years exploring new places, knowing their past but most importantly coming together to fight the wights and the hollowgasts.

Now coming to the things I liked about this book. In this book unlike the previous one, we get to spend time with the other characters of the book other than Jacob. We get to know not only the capabilities of the peculiar kids but also their characteristics. Backstories of the characters are given which are so interesting to read. Most importantly all the characters have something to offer to the story. In short the character development of everyone a huge step up from the previous book. But my favorite parts of the books are where the kids came together to fight off the wights. The way all of them stood together planning the fight and then actually executing them was really interesting to read and kept me on the edge. The list of good things doesn't end here. We get some insights into the history of the peculiardom which I was craving for. New characters are introduced which are written equally good and strong. I almost liked everything about the book, it's characters, the story and let's not forget the pictures.

This book delivers everything one expects from a bestseller. Even the cliffhanger is brilliant. If you want to read some good fantasy book this is a great choice. Go for it.

“What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason -- and it's not to fail and die.”

Ransom Riggs, Hollow City


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