Hollow City

After finishing Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children a while back, I was saddened to be left adrift along with Jacob, Emma and all the other peculiars from the island. I was ecstatic when Hollow City finally came out and thrilled that the story  picks up right where the first one left off with Jacob and his friends heading to London.

The whole world that Riggs creates for the peculiars to discover is fascinating.  I really enjoyed watching all of the children grow into their powers and discover other peculiar children as they traveled.  The photos are just as unusual as in the first book and follow the story well…almost as if Riggs sat down with a pile of bizarre photos and created stories to explain the unique children in them.

I really hate waiting for the next installment, since we discover Jacob’s hidden talent at the very end of this one. But I’m sure it will be well worth the wait. Loved. This. Book.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (sequel to Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker)

A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (mass paperback)

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series)

Vitro by Jessica Khoury

The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman (boardbook edition)

October Book Club

Here are our upcoming October book discussions

In Store Book Groups

October 10th (7 PM ) The Lit Wit Group:  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

October 17th (7 PM) Fiction Group:  Nothing Lost by John GregoryDunne

October 24th (7 PM) Mystery Group: Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside by Martin Walker

Online Group Discussion

Teen Reads with Mostly Books  found on Goodreads

October 1st-14th:  Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

October 15th-31st:  Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin