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.
Ransom Rigg’s debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a stunning beginning to an exciting new series. Jacob had always been close to his grandfather and after he died Jacob discovered some very unusual old photos of his grandfather’s past friends. The photos, along with a letter that his grandfather left him, made Jacob decide he had to go to the small island off the coast of Wales and look into his grandfather’s past. Once on the island, Jacob discovers he has a gift, much like his grandfather had, of being able to see monsters. Now it is up to Jacob to figure out how to save his new group of friends from these monsters that only he can see.
This was such an exciting read. The entire story had an air of mystery surrounding it and I was unable to stop reading. I loved learning about all of the children and their special gifts. Riggs included old photographs of the children that added such a haunting atmosphere to the novel. I am already anxiously awaiting book two to see how the adventure continues.