Untitled Miss Peregrine Sequel

Hollow City - Ransom Riggs This is the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which I really really loved, but this one just wasn’t as good. Maybe it was because I hadn’t read the first one in so long that I’d forgotten some details, but I had a lot of trouble getting into the story. Overall, though, I would definitely say that if you liked Miss Peregrine’s this one is worth reading.

This book picks up where the last one left off; with the children all crammed into boats, and trying to cross the water to safety. After some trouble, they finally manage to get to land, but almost immediately have to run from the wights/soldiers that are hunting them. They find another loop, a menagerie, and meet some other peculiars who tell them that only another ymbryne can help Miss Peregrine, unfortunately, they have to go to London to find another ymbryne, so off they go. Along the way they meet more peculiars, run into a few hollows, and essentially just have a lot of trouble getting to London. Once there they do manage to find the ymbryne, Ms. Wren, and she assures them that she can help Miss Peregine. Naturally things aren’t that simple, and nothing turns out the way the children were expecting. Also, there was a nice setup for the third book in the series.

Despite my vague disappointment with this book, I did actually end up enjoying it (the pictures were fantastic, as expected) and I’ll almost definitely read the third one when it comes out.