J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

YA Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

If you haven’t read my review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, then start there before reading my review of the amazing sequel.

While Hollow City had sat on my To-Read Bookshelf for a couple of years, ever since I finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children shortly after returning from Iceland, it took me no time at all to read Hollow City once I started. Follow this link to get yourself a copy of Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Riggs is great at pacing, and right from the start the children are running from the wights, and the reader runs right along. The pace is kept up through the entire novel, making it a fun and quick-moving read. The characters are all lovely and believable, the relationships grow, though maybe I could have gotten to know a few of the children better—but it’s a fairly large cast, so I can see where the trouble lies.

Like the first book, the pictures throughout Hollow City really bring the story to life. Each photograph is carefully chosen and inserted into just the right place. I love the time travel, I love the black and white, and really, I just loved this book.

With the moving for Miss Peregrine’s coming out in September, now is the time to begin reading this series if you haven’t started yet. I certainly know I look forward to reading Library of Souls sooner rather than later.

5/5 Stars.


J. E. Hunter is the author of the Black Depths Series. Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, and Black Depths, the first two books of the series can be found on AmazonKoboiBooksBarnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The third book, Dark Shores, was released April 1, 2016. The fourth and last book of the Black Depths series, Twisted Currents, will be released in the fall of 2016.


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