Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. This review will be spoiler free for Hollow City but will contain spoilers of you haven’t read the first book.
Hollow City picks up right where Miss Peregrine left off. After fleeing Miss Peregrine’s time loop, Jacob and the Peculiars along with Miss Peregrine in bird form hop into boats and go in search of a new time loop. They get stuck in a bad storm and land on a beach where they decide to take their chances in the forest since wights are trying to track them. They wander until they find a statue from The Tales Of The Peculiar, a book that they have been carrying with them. There they find a time loop and escape into it, finding it full of Peculiar animals. They learn that their Ymbryne, Miss Wren has gone to London hoping to rescue other Ymbrynes. The children head there in hopes that Miss Wren can turn Miss Peregrine back before her human self is lost forever.
There are a few new characters introduced in this book. They briefly meet Sam and discover that she is a Peculiar, as she can suffer bad injuries and be ok. They meet Joel and Peter who are twins and seem to share one mind. They also meet Melina who has Telekinetic powers. Melina has a Peculiar pigeon that they believe will lead them to Miss Wren. They eventually find her hiding in a building covered in a thick coat of ice where she works to free Miss Peregrine.
I enjoyed the continued romance between Jacob and Emma. Even though it’s kind of weird that she was in a relationship with his grandfather Abe, I still thought it was sweet and I’m really rooting for them.
This book was more action packed then the first one I think. It seemed like there was hardly a moment for them to just relax and live without having to run for their lives and have them in some kind of peril.
I also really enjoyed the arrival of the gypsies. They were a surprise that I wasn’t expecting and the fact that they had a Peculiar boy with them made it even better. My heart broke when he was saying how he was afraid that he would be left behind once he was completely invisible and nobody would know. Millard really warmed my heart when he talked to him.
I was really shocked by the ending of this one. Even though I knew there was a third book, I didn’t expect what happened to happen but it was quite good. I can’t wait to finish this trilogy and see how it all ends.
I loved this book just as much as the first one and gave it 5 stars as well. Can’t wait to read the next one.