Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
The #1 New York Times best-selling series.Bonus features: • Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel • Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs • Never-before-seen peculiar photographyLike its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.
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"It was good. Not great, good. This sequel continued on with the characters from the first book and added some new ones. The characters are creative and well developed but to story could have been written with abt 100 less pages. Some of the hint and chase scenes get a bit detailed and I found myself skimming through. That said, I didn’t want to put it down!"
"I did like this book in the end, but honestly it took me a very long time to read it. I don't know if I was expecting the same level of awe from Jacob and was disappointed when I didn't get it, or if I just found all the travel and running and getting captured and escaping and everything just a bit repetitive and boring. But the twist at the end genuinely took me by surprise and I think I'm ready for the next book. The parallels between the war they're fighting and the various wars they leap through in the book doesn't lose its meaning either. And all the lore now unlocked, pieces of the puzzle from the last book now falling into place, set the next book up beautifully. And that's the thing, is I felt like this book was mostly a transitional book. We needed to see Jacob making the choice once and for all to stay or not. We needed to see all the children getting stronger. We needed to know the younger ones wouldn't be in the midst of the fight. We needed to see the vast Peculiar Universe... and how it was greatly shrinking. So this book was written, right before the actual action happens in the next book. I would recommend it for anyone that read the first because the series is definitely going to be good."
"Probably hollow city . "
"It was good but not great. I liked the ending."