~~GRIPPING JOURNEY OF THE PECULIARS~~
Title: Hollow City
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirks Books
Date of Publication:
Cairnholm is destroyed by Bombs and the loop, in which the boys and girls were safe from the Hollowgasts, is demolished by the monsters. Jacob and his friends are on the run and have a by far bigger problem: Miss Peregrine, the ymbryne of the peculiar children, is stuck in the form of a peregrine falcon and therefore not able to help.
In order to win against the Hollowgasts and Wights and save all peculiars, Jacob, Emma and their friends have to find a way to change Miss Peregrine back before her human self is lost forever, together with hopes for the survival of all Peculiardoms.
Just like Mrs. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children I really enjoyed Hollow City. Ransom Riggs has an amazing way to tell the story because in a weird way, everything feels real. This might be because of the stunning pictures. The interaction between story and images alone is worth the money.
Once again I felt captured by the story line and had a hard time putting the book down. This book is so different from all the other books out there and I really enjoy it!
A lot more action happened in Hollow City. We meet many new characters, that I didn’t see coming.
The book reached a whole new level of weirdness. But good weirdness! The peculiar animals blew my mind. Talking dogs, emuraffes and so much more peculiar animals. And what about the exploding eggs? That part of the book I certainly did not expect.
Stronger focus on the kids and their abilities
In the second volume, Ransom Riggs has placed much more emphasis on the elaboration of the individual characters. We got to know the kids a lot better in this book and finally learned the Role each of their abilities plays in the story. Invisibility, weightlessness or the control of a beehive can now be integrated into the story.
Jacobs ability to track Hollowgasts grows more and more throughout the story and I could not believe his ability is so awesome! It was great to see Emma, Olive and Hugh more and more and to see the influence the loop had over them. I feel like Hollow City explores the weaknesses and strengths of each individual in a new way. I love Jacob and Emma, but I am still not a fan of their relationship as it feels unnecessary and weird.
The way the peculiar gypsy kid grows invisible over time? I could not believe that! There were so many emotions while reading that part and I really felt for him.
The Ending was great. Well not great, I was rather displeased with finding out Caul has been playing Miss Peregrine the whole time. A brilliant way to make one want to read more of the story and finally see how it all plays out!
A bizarre road-trip in the second world war.
The travel through 1940-London was very well done. It was a great decision allowing for eerie descriptions, eerie picture, and eerie set