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The Fake Librarian

I am the branch head of a small town library in Florida. I tell my patrons I don't read adult books yet (sort of true..I just prefer YA books).

Peculiarly Good: Hollow City

Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

***Warning!  If you have not read the first book in this series, stop here!  I do bring up plot points from book 1!***




I LOVED this book.  I liked it better than the first book.  It has been a long while since I have been able to say I truly loved a book, so I'm pretty excited here.


Hollow City picks up exactly where Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children leaves off - with the children rowing boats away from their home on the island.  Their goal?  Find someone to help return their headmistress to human form while avoiding wights and hollows.


Where the first book did a lot of world building, the second book had a lot of action.  It was fast paced, advancing the plot quickly (they are working on a time limit), while still managing to successfully build the characters and more of the peculiar world for the reader.  


Riggs paints some truly terrifying pictures of what London looked like during the height of World War II, made even more frightening by the evil creatures following the children.


I only have one complaint here:  I now have to wait for the next one to find out what happens next!