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 audiences 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 surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.
©2014 Ransom Riggs (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
"[Heyborne] moves masterfully among the large cast of characters, creating distinct British voices for each of Jacob's peculiar friends. Heyborne's sense of timing, evident pleasure in the material, and ability to thrillingly execute the book's many dramatic moments will keep listeners riveted." (AudioFile)
Short, Simple, No Spoilers
The first book was fascinating, learning about all the oddities and abilities of the children stuck in a perpetual time loop.
In Hollow City, the kids embark on a mission to locate another to turn Mrs. Peregrine's back to human form. Along the way, they meet new peculiars, whites, hollows, and have difficulty navigating the different time periods and obstacles associated with each. While this book is extremely well written, I wasn't engrossed and would have skipped it. I'm a non-sci-fi fan, but will dabble if I like the characters and/or storyline. This one was too much sci with no further character discovery and development. Better skipped or skim the book. Kirby Heyborne is not my favorite male narrator.
Say something about yourself!
If you read the first book you should continue the journey with this book. I almost wished I had re-read the first book before I started this one so I could place everyone. This is a somewhat dark tale but since it is written about children or child like adults it seems more fun. Will there be a 3rd?
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
It keeps the story going and has some great twists and turns. I could hardly stop listening to this book.
They are all my favorite. Each one brings something different to the table. He does a great job of describing the characters and their peculiarisms.
He is so great! Love, Love, Love, him!!!!
Yes, it just sucks you in.
A thrid book is coming out early next year and now I have to wait. This is the second book of the MIss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. They are wonderful books that use or imagniation and make it seem like we are right there with them. HIghly Recommend this series.
A very well written suspenseful adventure! I do recommend that you read Book #1 first otherwise you might be a bit lost because of all the unique references in Peculiardom.
Lost of twist and turns. Very unique and creative.
This series is one of the best I have listened to/read in a while. The series is a good one. I won't say it is as good as The Harry Potter series. But it is just as good. Can't wait to see what happens next.
I enjoy the world of the peculiars and like the story lines. I like the sound of the narrator's voice but I don't like his British accent. And the flow of the narration seems a little too "lilting" for me. Although, that may be the wrong word. It was difficult to get past the beginning but was glad I did.
"Gripping- can't wait for book 3"
Read this straight after book 1. Preferred this to the first - it gets very exciting with twists and turns at every page that keeps you sucked in. Again beautiful book - author notes are great too. Looking forward to book 3!
"You Just Can't Leave It Like That!?"
Yes, just because. It's Ransom Riggs... need I say more?
It's in a class of it's own. Read the first book first though.
When the children were in the boats at the beginning and one is secured to a pole and acting as a lookout for shore.
Yes and I did.
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