Book Review: Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  Book Name: Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children
  Author: Ransom Riggs
  UK Release Date: Published in 2011
  UK Publishers: Quirk Books

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.
Praise for Ransom Riggs:
'Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.' CNN
'Peculiar' Doesn't even begin to cover it. A chilling, wondrous novel.' People 
'His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters.' Booklist
When I first heard from JesseTheReader (Booktuber) that Miss Peregrine's was based on vintage photographs that Ransom loved to collect I was immediately intrigued. There's been nothing unique in the Fantasy genre for a while now, and so I took the plunge and bought the book.
I absolutely loved the beginning. It was slow paced, but then immediately it went very fast paced, and action packed with her grand father being killed by Hallowglass (Although we're told they're just weird monsters at first.) I also thought the fact that Jacobs friend denied it was interesting because he saw the monster and yet claimed that Jacob was going out of his mind. Surely he must've been freaked out? He was all calm and I'm still considering if his "friend" could be a enemy.
What I loved most about the book was the world building. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is set in Cairnholm, Wales (A fictional island.) And as soon as Jacob and his father landed there I was kind of skittish about what would lie ahead. The town was ancient. Old fashioned even. And just the fact that they lived there for a few days surprised me. But if anything, the pictures really made everything a lot worse.
Some characters were just...... indescribable.


These pair had me creeped out! Look at them! Just look at them. They're covered in white. Masks over their faces. All I knew they could've been clown china dolls, but alive.

Overall, this book was brilliant. But due to the romance between Jacob and Emma - Which I think was NOT needed. I gave this a 4/5 Stars!

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