Brooklyn Book Launch: Hollow City by Ransom RiggspowerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it
In 2011, Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children entranced the world with a unique fantasy story paired with haunting vintage photography. Along with earning countless rave reviews, this unforgettable young adult novel has spent more than 60 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Translation rights have been sold in over 34 countries, and film rights were sold to Twentieth Century Fox, with a release date of July 2015.
In January 2014, the adventure of the world’s favorite peculiar children continues in Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. Beginning right where the first book ended, the sequel opens with Jacob and the other peculiars on the run from wights posing as soldiers. Desperately trying to reach London before it’s too late, the children hope to find a cure for their beloved Miss Peregrine, who is still trapped in bird form.
Along their journey, the group encounters a menagerie of peculiar animals, a band of gypsies, and more peculiar children. But telling allies from enemies is harder than it seems, and wights and hollowgasts are lurking behind every corner, creeping ever closer to the children’s trail.
Complete with entirely new vintage photographs that bring the story to life, Hollow City will give fans of Miss Peregrine a gripping sequel that starts with a bang and doesn’t let up until the astonishing conclusion. What does the future hold for the peculiars? Can they save Miss Peregrine? And what does Riggs have in store for book three (tentatively scheduled for release in June 2015)?