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 mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
In this the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children trilogy, we follow the peculiars from their broken time loop in 1940s Wales to War torn London, as they try and save Miss Peregrine, the other Ymbrines and any other peculiars that they encounter along the way, whilst dodging well-meaning adults trying to evacuate them from the capital and the German bombs falling around them.
We learn more about each peculiar and their powers as they each use them in this book and we learn about their pasts before they realised they were peculiar and found their place with the Ymbryne’s.
The characters really grow in this book and Ransom Rigg’s writing style captures the individual characters and powers beautifully, he has created an amazing world within our own world, and all the characters are beautifully written both good and bad, with a twist at the end that makes you wonder what is next for our hero and his friends and also explains the title of book three – Library of Souls.
The story is gripping and fascinating and I could not wait to read this book, and look at all the photo included which are as great as the first. A must read for all ages
I gave this 5 out of 5*