Hollow City is the sequel to Ransom Rigg’s first novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. No time has passed since we last left our merry band of super powered kids. After abandoning their broken time loop, Jacob and his friends must find another magical guardian to help Miss Peregrine who is trapped in her bird form.
Hollow City was a definite step up from the first novel. Riggs’ World War Two England is a creepy, tense, uncomfortable place. You can definitely feel the constant danger that the characters are in through the novel’s strong sense of dread. The characters travel from dangerous place to dangerous place on their mission, never truly feeling safe anywhere.
Not only does he incorporate found photography into this novel, but he works in more stories of peculiar mythos. The characters must rely on a book Tales of Peculiardom to help them navigate their way from danger to safe house.
With every step the characters take they are hunted by Hollows and Wights. In the first novel the Hollows were just monsters. In this novel you get more of an insight to just how dangerous they are. The Hollows and the Wights are organized and know how to manipulate the system to get what they want. The Peculiar Children never know if the adults around them are just everyday dangerous or monstrous dangerous.
The book ends on one of the BEST cliffhangers I’ve come across in a long time. I may not have been sold completely from the first novel but now I MUST know how this story ends. So if you haven’t had a chance to read these books then I suggest you go pick them up.