Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

Nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).

This week’s pick is a sequel — and don’t you just love the cover?

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2)

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
(release date January 14, 2014)

In the interest of not spoiling the first book, I won’t provide the synopsis for Hollow City here. But in case you missed the first book, here’s the synopsis for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

The first book has a wonderfully twisted and weird plot, and those pictures! Getting a chance to view all of the odd and mystifying photos is a treat in and of itself. I really enjoyed Miss Peregrine, and can’t wait to see where the story goes in Hollow City.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

So what are you doing on Thursdays and Fridays? Come join me for my regular weekly features, Thursday Quotables and Flashback Friday! You can find out more here — come share the book love!


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27 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Gosh I hadn’t realised there’d be a sequel, I’m quite intrigued by the first one but I haven’t read it yet (so thank you for not posting any spoilers!). I’ve heard such good reports on MP. Cool pick honey. I’m waiting on Allegiant – which I thought was perhaps too obvious for a post! Someone on my Twitter feed already has it because a Canadian publisher released it early by mistake – I’m trying not to read her updates! Lol.

    • Oh no, someone’s leaking Allegiant? That’s terrible. I’m embarrassed to say that I still haven’t read Divergent (although I have a copy!) — guess I”d better get on board. 🙂 I really liked how different and quirky MP was, so I’m eager to see where the story goes next. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, i haven’t read any of the peculiar children series but you’ve definitely just given me something i have to go and look up! Thanks for posting, looks really interesting 🙂

    Here’s my WoW

  3. I’m SO eager for this one and I love the creepy cover. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a big surprise at how great it was. Great pick!!

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