Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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

Author: Ransom Riggs
Release Date: June 11, 2012 (first published Jan. 1, 2011)
Publisher: Quirk Books

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 is the first YA book that I read when getting into the genre. This is the book that started it all. I am a little ashamed to say that I totally judged this book by its cover and that is the only reason I picked it up. Who wouldn't pick up this book based solely on its cover?!

I absolutely loved the pictures through-out this book. They were all very interesting to look at. The kids on the back with the ribbon were pretty creepy though. I really loved that fact that he would be explaining a child and then you would turn the page and there was his/her picture.

The story had me hooked from the first page and it only took me four days to read. At that time I had never read a book that fast. I loved the book so much I even talked my husband into reading it. At that time the only thing he had read in the last I-don't-know-how-many years was Harry Potter!

There was a little bit of a twist that I did not see coming and I'm kind of glad it didn't say anything in the synopsis because it may have deterred me from reading it and I would've missed out on a great book. I'm not going to mention the twist because it is a spoiler. My husband didn't like the book quite as much as I did but he still gave it a four star rating on Goodreads.

I may have done a little happy dance when I found out the other was in the process of writing a second book for Miss Peregrine. Goodreads says the expected publication is 2013. I definitely recommend picking this book up if you haven’t yet.  Not to mention you got to love the author’s name.

Read on: Hardcover

*I purchased this book with my own money.

1 comment:

  1. I also loved this book. I am glad that they are writing another one.


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