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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children | [Ransom Riggs]

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

This second novel in the Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children series 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2014 Ransom Riggs (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

What the Critics Say

"[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)

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    FanB14 05-06-15
    FanB14 05-06-15

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

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    "Well Written, Not as Engrossing as #1"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tom & Tracy Grapevine, TX, United States 05-16-14
    Tom & Tracy Grapevine, TX, United States 05-16-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A continuing story you have to read."

    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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 01-24-14
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

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    "A GREAT Part 2!!!!"
    What did you love best about Hollow City?

    It keeps the story going and has some great twists and turns. I could hardly stop listening to this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    He is so great! Love, Love, Love, him!!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it just sucks you in.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-19-14
    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Peculiar and Suspenseful"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah L. Thompson 06-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!!!!"

    This is one of the most amazing stories ever! The reader brought it to life.

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    Rhonda BLOOMFIELD, CT, United States 06-04-15
    Rhonda BLOOMFIELD, CT, United States 06-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "What's Next"

    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.

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    Judy 05-30-15
    Judy 05-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect sequel"

    Fascinating second book. Characters come to life and the story has you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait for the next installment. Go Jacob.

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    Linda 05-29-15
    Linda 05-29-15 Member Since 2010
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    "I love these books"

    These books are great for people like me. They also get A.R. Points fast. I love suspense 🙀🙀. If you like suspense you'll like these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D POMPTON LAKES, NJ, United States 05-18-15
    D POMPTON LAKES, NJ, United States 05-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting story"

    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.

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    Jessica 05-17-15
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    they couldn't have found anyone better to narrate ! :-) it was amazing ! finished in 2-3 days! loved loved loved it !!

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    6/19/15
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skyekr
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    "You Just Can't Leave It Like That!?"
    Would you listen to Hollow City again? Why?

    Yes, just because. It's Ransom Riggs... need I say more?


    What other book might you compare Hollow City to, and why?

    It's in a class of it's own. Read the first book first though.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When the children were in the boats at the beginning and one is secured to a pole and acting as a lookout for shore.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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