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Picking up exactly where the first book leaves off, Hollow City continues the story of Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children.
I enjoyed the second volume of this series but it didn’t quite grab me the same way the first one did. It’s been years since I read the first one so maybe the time lapse and/or my shifting tastes are to blame.
I feel the creepy old photos are incorporated a bit more seamlessly than they were in the first book; however, there were still some odd moments that were obviously only there to describe a picture the author really liked.
Parts of the story dragged a bit for me but I can’t explain why. When I think back on it, the action is fairly continuous. But there were a couple of info dumps, so maybe that was my problem.
Don’t expect any resolution to the overall plot because this one essentially ends on a surprising cliffhanger.
If you liked the first Miss Peregrine book, you should enjoy this one as well.
If you liked Hollow City, you might also like my reviews of
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- The Resurrectionist by E. B. Hudspeth
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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