July 4, 2013

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: Book Review

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)
Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads):  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
Review: I'm not sure I can even explain how amazing this book was. It was a tinge creepy but mostly it was interesting. I honestly couldn't tear myself away from this book. This book uses a combination of eerie vintage photographs to tell the story. It was so interesting to see a story built around vintage photographs that the author choose specifically for the book. I also loved elements of the story that include time travel, creepy monsters and peculiar powers. Overall, this book was a peculiar read but in a good way! I honestly recommend this book to anyone who likes a little creepiness with a touch of historical fiction.

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