Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs popped up as a suggestion on my Kindle. It was available for reading right then so I snapped it up!

Good Reads' Synopsis: "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."
What I Thought: This was quite the interesting little story. I wasn't really sure where it was going but I'm glad I stuck with it. Somewhat of an intriguing mystery with quirky characters. I also just discovered there's a second book coming! This is good news because the ending left me a little bit wanting. Come to this one with an open mind and I think you'll enjoy it. Good writing, fun characters.

Rating: * * * 1/2

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