Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs – 4 stars
This story takes place where the first book left off. I was instantly pulled into the tale. While this one had much more going on, it was still not the type of book I would read straight through in a couple days. That isn’t to say it’s not good either, because it really is. I can’t stress that enough.
The children are on a search to find another headmistress who can help save their own, but it seems that all of them have been taken by the hollows. But when there is one last glimmer of hope, one last word of a headmistress who went off on her own, the children have no other choice than to chase after this last chance.
We are taken through London during 1940, during World War II. Riggs takes you on a journey and pulls you into the terrors that consumed the world at the time. This may be why it took me so long to read. It’s powerful of telling a peculiar tale placed in such a dark time that it’s difficult to swallow. You can feel the bombs, hear the sirens, and feel the fear and adrenaline when they need to somehow find cover.
This story introduces you to some new and strangely fascinating characters along the way. The old time photographs throughout the book, yet again, add a chill of reality to the ongoing story. And that ending… WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the third and final book of the series!