Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Young Adult: 353 Pages
Published: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Quirk Books
Series: None
Source: Finished copy from publisher
Buy the book: Amazon
Find the author: Website | Twitter

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

"I never imagined that home might be something I would miss" -Jacob

What an extraordinary reading experience this book was! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a thrilling, enchanting novel.

Ransom Riggs created an incredible character cast. The peculiar children are unlike any other characters I have come across. The author delivered them in a way that allows you to get to know them through out the whole novel. Letting their story unfold at a great pace. There was something so swoon-worthy about Jacob to me. He wasn't introduced as studly, good looking or strong but his personality made his character so likable! He was funny and quick witted. Loaded with hilarious sarcasm and one-liners through out the book. When his loving side did shine, it added to his already lovable self.

The stunning, unordinary photos added so much to the reading experience of this novel. The beautiful yet at times haunting images allowed my imagination to run wild. I found myself staring at the photos for moments at a time, or even flipping back to enjoy another gaze at them. They truly are one of a kind photos and added so much depth to the storyline and characters.

This is a book that should come to the big screen. It is loaded with Tim Burton-esque qualities that I would love to see come to life.

This enthralling book has so much to offer even before reading the pages! The beautiful cover, the unique premise and the incredible book trailer. With all that greatness to live up to, I am happy to say that Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children does not disappoint! In fact it went far beyond what I was expecting it to be.

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  1. I recently purchased this book after reading some raving reviews! Now how I hope that Book Depository will just hurry up and send the book stat cause I *really* need to read it. Really sound so good and I heard that there are loads of creepy pictures in the book? I really cannot wait!

  2. Thanks for the great review! I loved the trailer! This is now on my TBR list!

  3. Between your fantastic review, the book cover and that trailer I just got chills! This looks like a really exciting read!
    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

  4. I am reading this now and I am loving it! Great review thanks for sharing.


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