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. Like 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. "A stunning achievement . . Hollow City is even richer than Riggs's imaginative debut, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children "- Boston Globe Bonus features: - Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel - Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs - Never-before-seen peculiar photography
"A worthy follow-up, and as addictive a read as the first."- Hypable "... Hollow City mixes spooky vintage photos and action-packed storytelling to continue the story of Jacob Portman and his fellow "peculiars" as they travel through time to war-torn London."-Dan Kois, Slate "...a perfect blend of creepiness and thoughtfulness"- Popmatters "Fans will be pleased with this second volume and downright delighted to know that a third in the series is in the offering."- Booklist "What makes the series soar, however, is not the world-building, as intriguing as it is, but the heartfelt intensity of the emotions."- Virginian-Pilot "New readers of the series will find this novel a treat...Fans of the first title will find this book a treasure. The only downside: waiting for the third installment to find out what happens to Jacob and his peculiar friends."- School Library Journal
"...a stunning achievement."- Boston Globe "I was blown away.... Hollow City is fantastic..."- USAToday.com "Ideal for fans of Neil Gaiman and Daniel Kraus, Hollow City blends fantasy and horror into a world that will engross readers and leave them eager for more."- Shelf Awareness for Readers "...a great big jolt of fun"- Litreactor.com "...a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the...peculiar."- Kirkus Reviews "Riggs has created a fresh and original world in these Peregrine novels, with likable, quirky characters and a very readable style."- Library Journal Xpress Review "...fans will be thrilled to know that the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is as hauntingly sinister as the first and is unequivocally worth the wait. It's a rare sequel that improves on the series' beginning. .. A must-read!" -RT Book Reviews
Ransom Riggs wuchs in einem kleinen Fischerdorf im südlichen Florida auf, einer Region, in der sich viele Amerikaner zur Ruhe setzen. Um nicht vor Langeweile zu sterben, begann er, in Musikbands zu spielen und mit seinen Freunden Filme zu drehen. Später studierte er in Ohio und Los Angeles Literatur und Filmproduktion. Ransom Riggs dreht heute Werbefilme für Firmen wie Absolut Vodka und Nissan und arbeitet als Drehbuchautor, Journalist und Fotograf.