Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical
Release Date: 7th June 2011
Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Wordery, Book Depository
Summary: 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.
Review: This was such a good book, I really enjoyed it and if I’d of had more time whilst reading would totally have devoured this book.
I loved everything about this book, it was amazing from the start, I loved all the added pictures as guidance for what is being described, I loved the peculiar characters we meet along the way. It was such an adventure reading this book.
I had no idea what I would be getting into by reading this and was so pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it from the start. It was fascinating, unique and incredible.
I liked that Jacob was sceptical the whole time, he had heard the stories but never believed them and then he saw them and instantly grew attached, feeling like he was one of them before he even realised how peculiar he himself was.
I am planning on reading the rest of this series now as it is so well written, the story is told in such a way you are desperate to get through it as quick as you can just to know what adventure and battle the peculiars will be facing next.
About Author: Hi, I’m Ransom, and I like to tell stories. Sometimes I tell them with words, sometimes with pictures, often with both. I grew up on a farm on the Eastern shore of Maryland and also in a little house by the beach in Englewood, Florida where I got very tan and swam every day until I became half fish. I started writing stories when I was young, on an old typewriter that jammed and longhand on legal pads. When I was a little older I got a camera for Christmas and became obsessed with photography, and when I was a little older still my friends and I came into possession of a half-broken video camera and began to make our own movies, starring ourselves, using our bedrooms and backyards for sets. I have loved writing stories and taking photographs and making movies ever since, and have endeavored to do all three