March 6, 2014

Book review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

"At the heart of nature's mystery lies another mystery." -Perplexus Anomalus
This book takes of where Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ended. They've lost their loop and have to save Miss Peregrine, who is captured in bird form and can't go back to human form. Jacob and his peculiar friends have to travel to London in the 40-ies, in order to help Miss Peregrine. Not only there's the danger of falling bombs, but there are Wights and Hollows all over the place and they're even stronger than the ones in the previous books. On their travels they meet gypsies and other peculiars.

As in the first book, the eerie photographs are giving the book a magical atmosphere, complementing the story, making it even more amazing. The book is fast paced and more exciting than the first book and I like Hollow City more because of that. I liked that we get to know more about the peculiars and their world(s) and I'm still hungry for more details. The writing and description of the surroundings are beautiful. The book itself is beautiful, high quality print and binding with a hidden message beneath the dust cover.

The ending with it's twist and cliffhanger makes you long for more. Let's hope we don't have to wait long for that! If you haven't read this book yet, I highly recommend it and I also recommend you'd buy it in hardcover, because well, it's beautiful and worth every penny.

Love, loved it!

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