Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Dusty Pages Review: Hollow City

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

For some reason, although the story picks up right after the events of the first book, it didn't seem as exciting as the first. I do get the feeling that this is one big long story that got split into three parts rather than three individual books with their own themes. The photographic portions of the book seemed to be stretching their connection to the story - in fact it seemed as if the story was written so that photograph could be included rather than inspiring the story as the ones in the first book had. There seemed to be a lot of running about blinding to fill pages.

I found that it didn't really get interesting until the last quarter of the book where there are a couple of surprising twists that draw you in just in time for this book to finish and you have to read the third to know the outcome. I will read the third, because I would like to see if the story rounds off nicely and I want to see the full extent of Jacobs abilities.

Sadly I feel I can't give this anymore than

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