I just finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (book 1).
Publisher: Quirk Books
Series: Yes, 4 books
Edition: Paperback 352 pages
Genre: Young Adult
“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.”- Goodreads
This is the debut novel for author Ranson Riggs. I truly believe he hit the ball out of the park on this one!! He gathered/collected a bunch of old pictures and then built the book around the pictures. Having the pictures added to the book, it really brings the book to life. You are able to have the visuals, yet they don’t take away from mental images you as the reader can create.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It has such a semi-dark, slightly twisted tone to it that a lot of people might not like. It’s not as dark or twisted as Harry Potter (only my PERSONAL opinion) or as some thrillers.
I am currently reading the second book in the series: Hollow City. Loving every minute of this book so far as well. Only a hundred and some pages into it so far. Stay tuned for a review on that one as well!