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Excerpt from Miss Peregrine 2

Excerpt from Miss Peregrine 2

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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.
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.

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HOLLOW CITY
A SECOND NOVEL OFMISS PEREGRINE’SPECULIAR CHILDREN
AVAILABLE WHEREVERBOOKS ARE SOLD JANUARY 14, 2014
 
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e rowed out through the harbor, past bobbing boatsweeping rust from their seams, past silent juries of seabirds roosting atop the barnacled remains of sunken docks, past fishermen who lowered their nets to stare as weslipped by, uncertain whether we were real or imagined; a processionof waterborne ghosts, or ghosts soon to be. We were ten childrenand one bird in three small and unsteady boats, rowing with quiet in-tensity straight out to sea, the only safe harbor for miles recedingquickly behind us, craggy and magical in the blue-gold light of dawn.Our goal, the rutted coast of mainland Wales, was somewhere beforeus but only dimly visible, an inky smudge squatting along the farhorizon.We rowed past the old lighthouse, tranquil in the distance,which had just last night been the scene of so many traumas. It wasthere that, with bombs exploding around us, we had nearly drowned,nearly been torn apart by bullets; that I had taken a gun and pulledits trigger and killed a man, an act still incomprehensible to me; thatwe had lost Miss Peregrine and got her back again — snatched fromthe steel jaws of a submarine —though the Miss Peregrine who wasreturned to us was damaged, in need of help we don’t know how togive. She perched now on the stern of our boat, feathered head bowedin something like mourning, watching the sanctuary she’d createdslip away, a little more lost with every oarstroke.Finally we rowed past the breakwater and into the great blank
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