Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, and it picks up just moments after that first one left off. What follows is an excellent adventure tale that is so exciting and engrossing that it was hard to put down. All the memorable peculiar children are here with numerous compelling characters introduced at every turn along the journey to war-torn London in 1940 where they hope to find the means of their salvation. As in his first novel, Riggs weaves his narrative while perfectly and cleverly using the vintage photographs that he has scrounged to augment the story and give it a certain depth and magical authenticity. This is far from a sanitized or saccharine children’s book, and these characters face real consequences for their actions.