Author(s): Ransom Riggs (Illustrator)
Read the sequel to the New York Times #1 best-selling book. The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, staring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samual L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.
Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them--but she's trapped in the body of a bird. 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.
."..a perfect blend of creepiness and thoughtfulness"--"Popmatters""Fans will be pleased with this second volume and downright delighted to know that a third in the series is in the offering."--"Booklist"" " "What makes the series soar, however, is not the world-building, as intriguing as it is, but the heartfelt intensity of the emotions."--"Virginian-Pilot""New readers of the series will find this novel a treat...Fans of the first title will find this book a treasure. The only downside: waiting for the third installment to find out what happens to Jacob and his peculiar friends."--"School Library Journal"" " ."..a stunning achievement."--"Boston Globe"" " "I was blown away...."Hollow City "is fantastic..."--"USAToday.com"" " "Ideal for fans of Neil Gaiman and Daniel Kraus, "Hollow City" blends fantasy and horror into a world that will engross readers and leave them eager for more."--"Shelf Awareness for Readers" ."..a great big jolt of fun"--"Litreactor.com"."..a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the...peculiar."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Riggs has created a fresh and original world in these Peregrine novels, with likable, quirky characters and a very readable style."--"Library Journal"Xpress Review."..fans will be thrilled to know that the sequel to "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is as hauntingly sinister as the first and is unequivocally worth the wait. It's a rare sequel that improves on the series' beginning.".." A must-read!" -RT Book Reviews
RANSOM RIGGS is a lifelong Holmes aficionado and a regular contributor to mental_floss magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.