Peculiar Children Book 2: Better Words, Worse Pictures

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, #2)Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Without giving too much (or anything away), the second book in the Peculiar series by Ransom Riggs is quite good.

If you read book one, you know that the Peculiars are on the run from the bad guys and Mrs. Peregrine cannot transform into a human form. In the quest for help and safety, the Peculiars find more of their kind and visit a loop or two along the way. And, that’s all the plot I am going to give you!

Instead, I’ll tell you that Riggs has vastly improved his story telling abilities. He relies far less on the photos too keep readers interested and entertained. The photos really become secondary to the story. Additionally, the photos are far less interesting than in book one. I assume because he uses up a lot of the good ones in the first book.

Riggs further develops what Peculiars really are and why they are special. Thankfully,
he also allows the love story to take a back seat. I like this because the love story was getting on my nerves in book one.

After I finished book one, I wasn’t certain I’d read book two. After finishing book two, I eagerly waiting book three!

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