Sunday, August 14, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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.

My review: 4 stars
I had such high expecations from this book, and was a little disappointed. I hope there are more books, and will definitely read them, to find out more of the story of Jacob's mom and dad (and how their marriage fairs), what happens with The Bird, the loops around the world (and especially this one), other wights and hollows and their fates...there is much more to write, Mr. Riggs! If this is a standalone book, not good. If this is the first of several - BRAVO!!

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