Hollow City By Ransom Riggs: The Case of the Second Book

Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

I wish I could say that I loved the second instalment to the Miss Peregrine Series, but I can't. Although the book had it's moments for the most part is was long, dragged out and simply hard to get through. Hollow City has a case of the second book. Basically you really want to love it because the first book was fantastic and perfect but you can't because it lacked everything that the first book had. My rating is 3.5 stars. Part of me wants to love this book and to give it a 5 star rating (I gave it 4 on my goodreads) But I can't bring myself to do it. The book begins where Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children ends off. The children need to find someone who can help turn Miss Peregrine back into herself from her bird state. The children go from one place to another looking for help with little luck. I was overly annoyed by some of the characters that I loved in the first book. The biggest one being Emma. She seemed very bossy and selfish when it came to the peculiars and especially Jacob. She liked it her way or the highway. Although it has been a while since I read the first book I don't remember getting this bossy feel from her. She's supposed to be the amazing loved interest for Jacob but I just don't see it anymore. Their romance was boring and I didn't root for them like I normally do.  There is minimal fighting in this book and minimal peculiarness. I expected to meet some new peculiars that enhance the story and we did. But these peculiars weren't very peculiar. They didn't fascinate me like the children of the first book. The plot twist I will say is what saved this book. It caught me for a loop and it's the reason I want to read the third book. But sadly I'm not overly excited for the third book (which I don't think is even started yet).