Friday, February 7, 2014

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Jacob and the peculiars are on the run.  Their home has been destroyed, the wights are after them, and Miss Peregrine can't change out of the bird form she's in.  They have to find another ymbryne to fix her and the closest in London.

Quirk Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

At the end of the last book, it seemed all was lost.  The children were in a boat at sea with a submarine trying to find them and boats and planes were about, too.  They were having an awful time rowing and Miss Peregrine isn't looking well even as a bird.

This story continues from that point.  They finally make land and keep running.  They meet strange people and creatures, they're not sure if they can believe them or not and the Nazis (wights) are on their tail.  They go through a portal to be able to get London for help, but there's danger everywhere.

Mr. Riggs always makes his stories exciting and odd.  All the peculiars have strange talents and they use them to escape capture.  He has put a nasty twist in the story that's almost mean.  It does mean there will be at least one more book in the series.

Jacob falls in love with Emma, the children are working well as a team, and they are doing their best to save Miss Peregrine and to find a safe place for themselves again.  When things go badly for them, they accept that and are going along with it at the moment.  They have no choice.  However, they aren't going to give up.  I can't wait to read their next adventure.

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