ransom riggs is a brilliant creative genius with a gift for words. i was instantly (re)immersed in the story and really enjoyed connecting more with the characters in this one. my only complaint is that in reading it while it's hot, i now have to wait and wait some more for the next one. sigh.
HERE are brief synopses of hollow city as well as miss peregrine's home for peculiar children if you're unfamiliar with these books and would like to know a little more.