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“I liked this idea: that peculiarness wasn’t a deficiency, but an abundance; that it wasn’t we who lacked something normals had, but they who lacked peculiarness. That we were more, not less.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this, it’s a great continuation of the series. It picks up directly where the previous book left off, with them rowing away from the island of Cairnholm. The high stakes were great, the time sensitive mission added a lot to the story. I also like the new additions and knowledge about the peculiar world we received.
“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.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerising) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages” – Summary from Goodreads.
“We aren’t so different. Outcasts and wanderers all—souls clinging to the margins of the world.”
Oh boy, that twist!! **SPOILER ALERT** Highlight white text to read it.
That Miss Peregrine wasn’t Miss Peregrine! Dang, it makes me want to reread that section and figure out how they made the switch!! However, it also makes me wonder about the film adaptations … if they make Hollow City into a film … well that twist can’t happen, or will have to be changed quite a bit. Since they show Miss Peregrine transform at the end of the film, she isn’t supposed to be able to transform which is why they are searching for a ymbryne to help her.
This was a solid sequel and I enjoyed all the new characters and time loops we experienced. I’m definitely enjoying this series and look forward to seeing where things go from here.