Book Reviews

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

img_3804Jacob and the other peculiar children journey to London seeking ymbrynes to help them and Miss Peregrine. Along the way they face multiple challenges and make a few new allies. 

Hollow City is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. This book sees the children faced with new troubles and we start to learn more about peculiardom. Like the first book, the pace is a bit slow, however it starts to pick during the last third of the book.

I really enjoyed learning more about the peculiars and getting to see Jacob develop his powers more. Hollow City starts to really bring the characters to life, giving them more depth.

I’m curious to see where the third and final book takes us.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

img_3727Soon after his grandfather’s death Jacob learns that the fairytales he was told as a boy are more than just fairy tales. In fact, they might be real, children who can fly, invisible boys, a bird who watches over them. But Jacob couldn’t possibly be one these peculiar children himself, could he?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is not the story I first thought it would be. I originally thought it would be about a home where peculiar children learn to master their strange talents. However, it’s more the story of a boy who learns of the existence of a home for strange children and his life becoming irrevocably changed and entangled with theirs.

The story itself is quite unique and interesting. The characters are well developed and likeable. At times the pace could have been a little faster.

I’m excited to see the movie version, although I have a feeling it might be significantly different.

My Rating: 3/5