Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom Riggs

Posted July 18, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom RiggsMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1
Published On: June 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction
4 Stars
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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 was quite the book! I’m pleasantly surprised! I didn’t think I was going to like this one, for reasons I don’t even remember because this one was actually a really good book. I came close to giving it a full 5 stars but held back at the last minute because I found I had a hard time getting into the book. It wasn’t a stay up late to finish kind of book and I need that for a full 5 star book. Usually I would consider this a young adult book, though it is anyways, since the main character is younger but the writing wasn’t young enough to fit the character. That’s really the only issue I had with this book. Other than that is was good but creepy, which is a nice chance from the cutsy romance books around.

4 out of 5!

“When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”

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