Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs - Ashley's Pre-Reading

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Title: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #2)
Author: Ransom Riggs
Year Published: 2014

My Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review
My Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Pre-Reading

Paul's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review

Synopsis: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

Why?: After I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in 2011, I knew I had to get my hands on the sequel as soon as possible. The story was interesting and creepy, and it's only enhanced by the crazy photographs included throughout. I'm so excited to learn more about this world and the peculiar children and just everything. 

Expectations: I have super high expectations for this book since I loved the first one so much. Definitely more crazy pictures, and an even better story. I mean, it's been three years since the first book came out, I really want it to be very much worth the wait! 

Judging a book by its cover: I think this cover is excellent. I love that it keeps with the theme of the photographs and that it matches the first book. I would totally pick it up if I saw it on a shelf somewhere, since it's different from pretty much every other YA cover out there. Even though there aren't pretty, flashy colors all over it, I think it still does the story and the series justice. Especially since the first book wasn't colorful or flashy, and this one sounds just as dark. 


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