In the book Hollow City, written by Ransom Riggs, a young man named Jacob Portman travels with his peculiar friends and tries to escape from an island to get help for Miss Peregrine who is currently stuck in the form of a bird. If she stays in the bird form too long, she will change permanently into a bird forever. Using their peculiar abilities and powers, Jacob and his friends make their way to London in hopes of finding another peculiar to help Miss Peregrine. Once they reach London they run into some unexpected trouble. On their journey Jacob learns more about his powers to see Hollowgasts. At the end of the book he learns something new about his abilities. What happens to Miss Peregrine is a secret. You’ll have to read this book for yourself to find out.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so naturally I had to read the second one. Unlike the first book, which dabbled in both the normal and peculiar world, this book focuses solely on the peculiars and their adventures. Although the changing in time and scenery can be a bit confusing at times, it’s a rather easy book to follow. The one thing about this book that makes me a little mad is the fact that we don’t learn more about Jacob and his powers. I will most definitely be checking out the next book in this series. I would recommend this book for the people who enjoy adventure, mystery, and action.
In Hollow City, Jacob Portman and his peculiar companions struggle to escape from the island and journey to London with the hope of finding help. As they transport the wounded Miss Peregrine (stuck in bird form), Jacob and company must rely on their own wits, wisdom, peculiar abilities, and the kindness of strangers to survive the trip. When they finally reach London, they learn once again that appearances can deceive. Their journey brings Jacob and Emma closer together and also threatens to drive them permanently apart. Jacob learns more about his ability to track and see their hollowgast enemies, and the book concludes with him discovering a new facet of his gift.
While the first book split time between the normal and peculiar worlds (and the present and the past), Hollow City features all peculiar all the time. I enjoyed reading this book and found myself interested in learning more about the various characters who accompany Jacob on the journey to London. Once they arrive in London, the story grows more complicated and makes a few leaps I struggled to follow. Jacob’s emerging power intrigues me, but, while I vaguely understand what he does, I have no idea why or how, and I felt a bit annoyed by that. The star crossed love between Jacob and Emma helps keep the story interesting, and I do want to know where and when Ransom Riggs will take this series next.