Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Genre: SciFi, Fantasy(Paranormal, Histoical Fiction (YA)
Rating: 5/5
Page Count: 352 (Hardcover)
Favorite Character: I really couldn't pick one, so I'm just going to go with Jacob.

Plot: (From Goodreads)

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

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 were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

This book wasn't at all what I was expecting of it, but I really enjoyed it. I liked how the pictures were worked into the story and how they compared to what I had been visualizing was always interesting.

The characters in this book are amazing. I'm not going to say too much about them since I don't want to give too much away, but they are definitely a main reason to check this book out. And Ransom Rigg's writing is another, I found myself really enjoying it.

I'm not going to say anything else so I don't risk giving anything away, because it's really fun to read not really knowing anything about it. (Also, I love the cover and title, they're just amazing!)

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