Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children is available

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Rabbit, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    I remember a few of the members here read the first one and liked it.This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Hugs Rabbit
     
  2. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely LOVED the first one and as soon as I finished it, my son read it all in one sitting. I just can't wait for this second one to come out! From what I understand, it won't be released until this spring but it can be pre-ordered on sites like Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
     
  3. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    From what i understand it has been already released.
     
  4. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    It might be by now - my son said March. The last time I looked on Amazon I think you could get the Kindle version now but you could only pre-order the actual book. I'll have to look again. I keep buying more and more books and never get around to actually reading them! I have a whole shelf of them now that I haven't even started ... but I keep right on buying them!
     
  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rabbit. I read the first one in a single sitting while flying home after a conference (a great airport bookstore find) and have been dying for the next one to come out.

    And Donna, I know what you mean. I still haven't finished all of the books I got for Christmas 2011 (or 2012, or 2013). Pretty soon I will need a new book shelf. sigh...
     
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'll be getting it too. Thanks for the update. :) DDD
     
  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I read it and remember it being rather strange. I had the same reaction to The Night Circus. Maybe I am just too analytical and don't have enough imagination.

    ~Kathy
     
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Trinity, I remember when the first one came out, I just looked at the picture on the cover and I was hooked! I just HAD to get it and read it! I wonder if the second one will have more of the old photographs? I remember reading that the author had found the photographs first, then crafted the story around the photographs.
     
  9. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    The new one is definitely out and it has vintage photos
     
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Yay! Must find my way to a book store STAT!

    And Donna, yes, after I devoured the book I found a blog and some interviews about the author. Fascinating stuff. He collects antique photos, and started imagining who the people in them were and what they were doing. The story was built around the photos.

    Here's the link to the author's blog, if anyone's interested. He seems like a funny, quirky fellow. (Not surprising, really...)
    http://www.ransomriggs.com/

    Trinity
     
  11. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    The blog is cool Thanks Trinity for sharing
     
  12. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    The original book was the only book that I didn't like reading on my Kindle because I couldn't see the pictures. I ended up pulling the book up on my Ipad so I could see the pictures.

    Otherwise, I love my Kindle!!

    ~Kathy
     
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Believe it or not, I picked up my copy of the original at Dollar Tree for a buck. While I'd love to have the sequel, I'll have to wait and see if it shows up either at goodwill or dollar tree. *sigh*
     
  14. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    I just got Hollow city from the library.
     
  15. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Ordered it!
     
  16. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Rabbit I'm a big fan of the local library too. Actually it is the only thing I really like about where we live...they do a super job of providing NEW books, movies, games, magazines and puzzles. It's "almost" worth our real estate taxes to have such easy access. DDD
     
  17. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Our public library system has an awesome online lending library. I can order books for my kindle and get them instantly. There is a waiting list for bestsellers, though. I just put a bunch on hold and read them as they come available.

    ~Kathy
     
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