Hollow City

Hollow City

Book - 2014
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Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Quirk Books,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781594746123
1594746125
Characteristics: 399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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abelcoure
Dec 04, 2017

I loved the first book and loved this one even more. The entire time I was reading I was thinking of how awesome of a movie it would be! I'm sad there is only one more in the series

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 18, 2017

The second book of a lot of trilogies are often fillers for gaps, but this book packed in a perfect amount of... everything. I really enjoyed flipping through each page faster than the previous and living the story with Jacob and Emma. Children, now confused and chased by "monsters," must uncover the path of those before them in order to save their beloved mentor/ymbryne. On a journey of ups and downs, hope and fear, love and betrayal, no one could have predicted how everything would eventually turn out the way it did. Is it all a trap? Even so, must they still run into it headfirst?
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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navy_wolf_412
Oct 13, 2017

I love how the author makes it so it's like it's in real life but we don't know anything about it.

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Jadeber
Aug 08, 2017

this book was awesome (as was the real of the series). I love how the pictures go with the story and how the story actually seems realistic. I recommend this book to everyone who likes to read!

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Ravenclaw33
Mar 03, 2017

Although I missed the storyline of Jacob's grandfather that sold my on the first book, this sequel was never-the-less compelling and thrilling. Although there were more dull scenes than the previous novel, the moments when I felt it was dragging were the moments directly preceding the most exciting twists. Mrs. Peregrine's wards are even more dynamic when left to their own devices, and the reader is introduced to a variety of surprising new characters. Overall, a fascinating expansion of the world of the Peculiar, once again enhanced by Riggs' charming inclusion of fascinating photographs.

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morganfleming
Feb 13, 2017

Not as strong or unique as the first book. Instead of enhancing the story by providing vintage photographs, the story was instead created around the photos themselves, which felt more like reaching than not. The plot was repetitious and had many dead ends. The book was crowded with many superfluous characters. The author would introduce a character that existed solely because he had a photograph about them, only to completely abandon them in the next chapter.

Luckily, the book finished rather quickly because so much of the novel was dedicated to photographs and white space.

Tivona Feb 01, 2017

Wonderfully spectacular and spell bounding.
A must read - the set - for all ages!

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CarleeMcDot
Jan 21, 2017

Originally I was nervous that this series would be too scary for me (I have to change the channel when previews for scary movies come on), but this wasn't too dark and kept my attention the entire time. Can't wait to read the next one!

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LauraSteinert
Dec 02, 2016

I had to drag myself through this one. Of the 396 pages, nearly half are blank, section and chapter headings and copies of old photographs. (Do authors get paid by the page?) Thus, about 200 pages long with LOTS of white space, but it felt much longer as we had long conversations to follow that led nowhere, repeated information, and extensive descriptions of characters in one chapter that led me to expect them to be important--but they disappear. I bought Miss Peregrine for my grandson, but am not going to waste money on this. We seemed to have gone from "different is okay" to "hey, look at this freak show."

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Cassie_9
Nov 07, 2016

Firstly I feel disappointed with this book, it was not like the first one at all. It got darker, and it was plain irritating. The ending was annoying, as was the continually being captured. I think four times. It left me not wanting to read the third book. This book follows on directly after the first so i'm assuming the third will follow directly after the second. It seemed to have been written as one big book, but cut into three parts. I found it a hard read, no flow and it was a challenge to want to continue to the end! I was no closer ahead at the end of this book as I was at the end of the last book. Maybe a 5 out of 10.

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lilyliao321
Apr 15, 2016

" the first time i met you, I literally thought you were going to cut my throat, but there was a tiny voice in my head saying, 'if this is the last face i see, at least it's a beautiful one.'"

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amonkeysue
Jun 20, 2014

“Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid and wish you'd just stayed in bed?” - Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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