BONUS BOOK: Hollow City: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

“Now, you might think it would be far better to be locked in a cage than to be shot and mounted upon a wall, but peculiar creatures must roam free to be happy, and after a while the spirits of the caged ones wither, and they begin to envy their wall-mounted friends.”

Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Fiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “After fleeing an army of terrible monsters, Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends find themselves lost at sea, and the only person who might be able to get them ashore safely, their illustrious headmistress Miss Peregrine, is stuck in the form of a bird! Hoping to find a way to get Miss Peregrine back to normal – or as normal as a peculiar can get – the children journey to London. But no matter where they go, trouble follows after them…”

Review: I was really looking forward to reading Hollow City: The Graphic Novel, given how much I liked Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel. I thought that the first graphic novel was actually better than the first book and, for that reason, I had really high hopes for the second graphic novel. Unfortunately, Hollow City: The Graphic Novel ended up being somewhat of a letdown. After some pondering, I think the most likely reason is that Hollow City itself is not as good of a book as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The illustrations in the graphic novel were still nice, but I didn’t really enjoy reading it. Overall, it certainly wasn’t worse than Hollow City, but it also wasn’t better. Whereas I felt that the illustrations in the first graphic novel improved the story, the illustrations in this second graphic novel could not save what was ultimately a not-so-great book.




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