Review: "Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the sequel to the bestselling book Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, which got a five-star rating from me on Goodreads (but alas, I wasn't writing reviews then!) when I read it in 2012. Upon finishing the original book, I had no clue that there was going to be a sequel or that it would end up being a trilogy (as of now). I was thrilled to find out that the story of Jacob and the peculiar children would continue so I picked up the second book when it was released here a few months ago. I was finally able to read it after Typhoon Glenda hit the country and we were in the midst of a days-long power outage. I loved the book so much that I would read it even as daylight faded into night and ended up finishing it by candlelight. ^.^
As always, Ransom Riggs delivered a fascinating story that had a balanced mix of thrills and chills. Jacob and the children are still on the run from their enemies, but they're also able to come across those who are willing to help them in their plight. There were moments that I found myself urging the children to run or hide as they tried to find a way to get Miss Peregrine back to her original form.
The ending definitely opens the door for a third book and I am happily looking forward to getting my hands on it as soon as it's available. Hollow City is one of my favorite reads for 2014 and I highly recommend it to readers of all ages who want something extraordinarily wonderful to read. ♥ I'm giving this must-read a five-star rating.
Date read: 18 July 2014
Learn more about the imaginative Ransom Riggs here.