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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

I came across this one while browsing through the local library. I went into this book not knowing anything about it, I have a habit of looking up reviews online before buying a new book but the library is a free for all lol I go into it and grab the first thing to catch my eye.

 

The vintage black and white photo on the cover definitely caught my attention and the synopsis sounded too interesting to pass up.

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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

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I sat down this afternoon just intending to read a chapter or two to see if it would catch my interest. The next thing I know it's a couple of hours later and I'm finishing this first book and already looking it up online to see if there's a sequel. I'll be waiting for Hollow City to be released in January.

 

The story was interesting, it grabbed my attention from the beginning and carried me along. I wanted to discover the secrets of this mysterious home right along side Jacob. The writing reminded me a bit of Lemony Snickets in the fact that life can be messy sometimes. It's not all roses and happy endings. 

 

The one thing that I enjoyed the most were the images interspersed throughout the book. It brought me into the world and gave the whole book a creepy feel to it. This one was a break from the ordinary and left me feeling like a sad bunny because I have to wait for book two.