Picking up right where the first book ended, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs follows Jacob and the other Peculiars as they travel from their island in Wales to 1940 London. They visit a loop inhabited by strange animals, but, unfortunately, the ymbryne they need to turn Miss Peregrine back into her human form is not there/ They continue their journey in a race against time, meeting other peculiar children along the way and visiting two more loops all the while trying to avoid wights and hollows.
Hollow City is almost as good as the first book, something I often find to be unusual about second books in a series. There are a few places where the story drags, but the action sequences totally make up for it. The farther I got into the book, the harder it became to put it down. The end, while a definite lead up to a third book, is satisfactory. I was sad to reach the end and look forward to the next book!
5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2015: 1
Pages Read in 2015: 400
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Applied to Category for Special Reading Challenge: A book you started but never finished (This category was a hard one for me because I always finish books. I think I stopped reading a book one time, but I don’t remember the book or if I really never finished it. So, I decided this category could be completed by slightly adjusting it. I started this one in 2014, but did not finish it until 2015. Cheating, yes, but it’s the only way this particular challenge category would get done.)