One of the most unexpected and pleasant surprises of the past couple of years was Ransom Riggs’ debut novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. With a gripping, captivating and charming story, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is one the books that attracts the reader instantly. It also attracted the film producers’ attention and the movie rights were sold to 20th Century Fox, with Jane Goldman writing the screenplay and Tim Burton set to direct the adaptation for screen of this wonderful novel. This year Ransom Riggs and Quirk Books announced the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, “Hollow City”, due to be released in January 2014.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
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.
RANSOM RIGGS is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California film school and is a writer for mentalfloss.com. He lives in Los Angeles.
Until “Hollow City” will be available “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sees the release of its paperback edition tomorrow.