Monday, 24 July 2017

MPOV: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2)

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.1/5
Published: January 14, 2014
Author: Ransom Riggs
Genre: Young adult, horror, dark fantasy fiction

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

The above taken from Goodreads.

This is much more enthralling than book 1 with engaging plots and many new peculiars along the way which kept the momentum going. It was filled with much adventure from the start to the end but it left me hanging! I totally didn't expect that! But it did end with a closure for Jacob and his parents which I liked. The unexpected twist towards the end when Miss Peregrine was not actually a MISS had me at 'Oh ya hor!' LOL!!! Not forgetting those mesmerizing vintage photographs which added more depths to the story, making it more realistic and authentic.

I've rated this book 3/5 as the ending left me hanging like a cliffhanger! LOL! Now I have to quickly look for book 3, Library of Souls, to know the ending! Anyway, I thought I've found a typo but after Googling, it's otherwise...

Page 64: "See?" Emma said, grinning, "We're somewhen else!"

Somewhen - (adverb) in some time

Also a couple of quotes which got to me... especially when Jacob admitted to his dad which was very brave!
Emma to Jacob:
"What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You're here for a reason - and it's not to fail and die."

Jacob to his father:
"No, Dad. I'm peculiar."

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