Released Date: January 14, 2014
Author: Ransom Riggs
Ratings: 3 stars
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 their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.
After reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, I continued on with its sequel Hollow City. The children escaped from their old loop after a wight, Dr. Golan, tried to steal Miss Peregrine’s from the children. He captured it, yes, but the children retrieved their ymbryne as soon as they can.
The children are brought into an island. They hid in a cave as they try to look for another loop. Miss Peregrine’s – who was trapped in her bird body – opened the Tales of a Peculiar book for Bronwyn to read. The story then resembles where they are. The giant who turned into stone was in the lake that the story had said.
Emma thought it was a loop so decided to dive into it. They were in another time. They climbed the mountain mentioned in the story and also killed a hollow with the help of Jacob’s talent and Bronwyn’s strength. Thus result for a peculiar dog named Addison to give the information about an ymbryne that can help put Miss Peregrine put herself back to her human form.
They went to a loop where there is a building covered in ice. They were helped by another peculiar to get in when Emma cannot melt its thick layers. Miss Wren was there so she helped Miss Peregrine to get back to her real form. The problem is, it wasn’t Miss Peregrine. It was her wight brother who was named Cal. Fiona died (This is not real. I hope). So, they were taken prisoner. But Emma and Jacob managed to escape.
Jacob and the other peculiar were in the present time when Jacob learned that he can speak an unfamiliar language that can make him communicate with hollows. Here’s a line from the book were he controlled the hollow.
Then I hung up the phone, and speaking a language I didn’t know I knew, I ordered the hollow to stand.
Obedient as a shadow, it did.
You have to read this book. It’s an amazing continuation of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Though some may not like the trilogy because the plot is very slow (yes, I admit. It took me weeks to finish this one whole book because I was bored a bit). But still, some people like the story. Who knows? It might be you.
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