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Hollow City

(Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  223,720 ratings  ·  18,335 reviews
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them — but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for
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Hardcover, 399 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Quirk Books (first published 2014)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy that I decided to reread this! I forgot how crazy that ending was. :o I THINK I'M READY FOR LIBRARY OF SOULS NOW... I THINK. MAYBE NOT, BUT IT'S COMING WHETHER I'M READY OR NOT. ...more
Jon
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, time-travel
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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is one of my all-time favorite books and I've been waiting to read Hollow City for ages! As soon as I received Hollow City, I began to devour this strange book and I believe Hollow City is even better than Mrs. P's. Hollow City does an excellent job of creating a captivating, magical world and accompanying the plot with finely selected vintage photos.

The photographs in Hollow City are just as bizarre and out
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Christine Riccio
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.4 STARS! Really enjoyed Hollow City - here's my booktalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5j0g... =D ...more
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
HOLY CRAP. I CAN'T EVEN. I'll write my thoughts when I'm able to GATHER my thoughts, but know that I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. ...more
Ferdy
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Disappointing. The plot was uninteresting, the characters were unremarkable, and the romance was lame.

-Summary: Miss Peregine's school and the time loop she created destroyed by hollows/wights/the bad guys, the peculiars/students on the run, Miss Peregine poisoned and not able to fix the loop and protect her kids, Jacob and the other peculiars have to avoid the bad guys and find another headteacher to help Miss Peregine get back to normal.

-The majority of Hollow City was dull, there was
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Ivana
Aug 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
what is it with you people and rating books that aren´t even PUBLISHED??!!! COME ON!!
Mohammed Arabey
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are you still into the creepy vintage photos?


Welcome to a Deeper, maturer, richer & more convenient sequel.

really sad we won't watch a Movie out of it..

Tim Burton only concluded the whole series in an ending that's even worse than Book One's, it almost made me ditch Book Two.

I'm glad I didn't, unexpectedly loved it, this time Ransom Riggs here add more depth into the world he built in book one. THE PECULIARDOM


The wonders and mystical world of Peculiarity, their animals, different loops, history.
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Emma Giordano
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first installment when I read it a two years ago. There were definitely slower moments that were rough to get through, but ultimately, I really enjoyed how the plot progressed in this novel and cannot wait to see how it ends!
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
4.5 Stars

Wow, what an amazing ending. I totally didn’t see that coming!

Something also interesting is that, until reading the author’s note, I had NO idea that Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi (author of the Shatter Me series) were married. I’m sure I’m the last person to future this out...but crazy fun fact if you didn’t know.

But anyway, there is something about this series and this world that I just really love. I don’t get to the obsessed fan girl level with too many things, but this series has
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Trina (Between Chapters)
3.5 stars.

Unfortunately, Hollow City is a case of Second Book Syndrome.

Extremely slow start, with many scenarios that I found just too far fetched. (view spoiler) There has to be a suspension of belief when reading any work of fiction, especially fantasy. But it was too far a stretch for me to believe that the events could happen so easily. Not that the characters
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Baba
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
These covers! Those photos!!

Jacob inadvertently casts his lot with the Peculiar Children as their world is under attack by the Corrupted, the Wights and the Harrowglast. Using more superbly spooky vintage photos and double downing on the world and time-travel world building, the second book in the series cements this as the real deal, a quality, captivating and entertaining Young Adult read. 8 out of 12, bumped up because of the overall great plotting.

2019 read
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Matthew
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you have read my reviews before you know I am picky when it comes to bizarre, supernatural fantasy novels. I loved The Library at Mount Char, but didn't care for The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Well, so far, the bizarre magic and "peculiar" characters of of this series are on the positive side of things for me.



When I mention being picky on this type of book, there is just something that I am not sure I can describe with words that either makes the book super awesome or totally disappointing
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Jessica
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I liked this one a little better than the first.. SO excited for book three!
Veronica Alvarez
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-books, ships
4.25

I really enjoyed this book, I think the first one is slightly better although the plot is good, I felt it like "too much" with this is I was more than halfway through and I already wanted it to happen like this is getting too long but still was really good and it has those fantastic vibes of the first book

I think it's 4 books but! I'll give it the .25 because of Emma OMG! EMMA! I absolutely love her she's really really good! Plus, that finale when she tells all those things to him OMG! I was
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2), Ransom Riggs

Hollow City is a 2014 dark fantasy novel and a sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children written by Ransom Riggs. It was released on January 14, 2014.

After fleeing in a boat from the hollowgasts, the peculiar children are caught up in a bad storm and need to find land.

They land on a beach only to find that the wights are trying to track them down, so they flee into the forests of the mainland.

With nowhere to run, the
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Mai
Dec 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Did not finish at 67%
People who know me, know so well that I'd rather cry out of boredom while reading a book than actually give up on it. My DNF shelf has only two books and this is the third.

I know it's unfair to rate an unfinished book, but it's also unfair that this book is that bad.

I don't regret this decision, not one bit! This is the first book in my reading history to have me struggling with even opening the cover, I've struggled since page one and then I thought that no I wouldn't be th
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J.L.   Sutton
The peculiar children are on the run! Danger at every turn! Until finally...okay, there's a twist thrown in. While Ransom Riggs' Hollow City is a well-written sequel in which we learn more about the nature of the peculiars (and their enemies), overall, I wasn't as wowed or intrigued. To me, it felt like the filler of a 3-book series. Will I read Library of Souls? Not sure yet... ...more
Liam
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That ending has killed me... Well and truly killed me...

But anyway, this book is utterly brilliant!!

I absolutely adored Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children and had pretty high hopes for this book. All I can say is that this book was better than I could've ever hoped and may well be the best sequel I have read in my life!!

The characters in this book are all so incredibly unique and precious! They're written so well and the dialogue/relationships they have with one another all feel so rea
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Darth J
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series


3.5 stars

I felt like this was a lull between the first one and the finale. While there's action and adventure it seemed mostly like an info dump to bridge the gap between the end pieces. It was certainly more entertaining than the first one, but only marginally.

There is a quest to bring the group's ymbryne to Miss Wren, whose first name is


There are some new characters introduced in this book such as a talking dog named Addison, a pair of blind brothers who use echolocation, a telekinetic girl, a
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P
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason -- and it's not to fail and die.”




Hollow City is DARKER and CREEPIER than book one. I was really glad to finally see what's going on with children at the beginning of this book. The world of this book is madness, it's not something joyful for someone. Emma becomes a lead character in Hollow City, and her courage makes this book turn out to be the unp
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Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid..and wish you'd just stayed in bed?

If only you knew how often I've run into that exact situation...

The peculiar children are in the midst of escape. Their ymbryne is irreparably injured, the wights are right behind him and hollowgasts are ahead. And as with so many YA books, they have to save the world (at least there isn't a love triangle).

The peculiars stumble upon a time loop leading to somewhere extremely
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Anja H.
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4.5 HOLLOW STARS*

"Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”

I only picked this one up because I recently ended up watching the movie adaption of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and that kind of got me back in the mood to continue this series.
But I gotta say, I enjoyed this one so much more than the first book! I'm really glad I decided to continue this trilogy, I can only imagine how crazy the last book is going to get!

It's
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Carla (Carla's Book Bits)
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
That ending: WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?
Charlotte May
I waited a long time after finishing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children before picking up this sequel. I was worried I’d have forgotten a lot.
But thankfully it all came rushing back once I’d dived in.

Warning spoilers below for book 1!!!!!!!!!!

So Jacob and the other peculiar children have fled their island home with Miss Peregrine trapped in her bird form. They need to find someone who is able to help her.
Their journey leads them into wartime London, a strange cave full of even strang
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Ashley Daviau
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely freaking adored this book! It’s my second time reading it and it was even better this time around. The story is even more gripping than in the first book and as I got to know more about the world of peculiars, I couldn't help but fall even more in love. This book is jam packed with action and is absolutely nerve wracking from start to finish. I loved getting to know my favourite characters more as well as being introduced to new ones which I can't wait to learn more about in the nex ...more
Mandy
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this series. The peculiar children in these novels are so fascinating. This story had me hooked just like the first book did. There were parts I wasn't crazy about but it was still good and the pictures were good, too. Looking forward to the next in the series!! ...more
Grace (Bookworm Supreme)
I enjoyed this in the end! It wasn't amazing, but Hollow City was a nice atmospheric read that kept me entertained.

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”

Hollow City takes place immediately after the ending of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- only a few hours at most, actually. I won't talk about the premise so that I don't spoil #1, but the beginning is definitely exciting and a LOT faster than Miss Peregrine's. The stakes
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Lindsey Lewis
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won Hollow City as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Can we say BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVARR? The waiting thing is destroying me though and I may just sit at the mailbox until I get it.

REVIEW: Jacob and the Peculiar Children we've grown to know and love are back. Their adventure opens immediately after the close of the first novel, and as they set out to save Miss Peregrine, new danger and excitement awaits them. Jacob struggles with his newfound abilities, and the pressure of leaving hi
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Oh that ending though.
Overall an amazing addition to a wonderful series. Can't wait for the next one!!
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Lee  (the Book Butcher)
Second book in the Miss Peregrine's series takes no time beginning where the last left off so i won't waste time starting this review!

Miss Peregrine is trapped in bird form and her peculiar children need help to get her turned back into her human form. To that goal they track down Mrs. Wren across war torn London coming across many other peculiar children. The vintage photos add believability and context. the kids themselves are about the same as in the first book. Jacob is still a underwhelmin
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