Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hey Guys! I realise that I have been offline for a while and I am sorry. It has been a busy week and I had my first ever day in my first ever German College! Which went well – I understood everything, which I am proud to say! Anyway, without further ado…

 

peculiar children

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)

I am not going to lie – I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought/hoped that I would. I think maybe there was too much hype surrounding it and I was dropped like a sack of potatoes after realising that the hype was all that there was about this book!

I found myself putting this book down and actually going and doing something else, rather than reading it through like I normally would. The book took too long to actually get started and for the main character to actually figure out some stuff. When something finally did start happening, it was all over much too quickly with the feeling that it hadn’t actually happened. My hopes were dashed at some sort of regaining of this book.

I did, however, think that the photographs used added some form of life to the book. It was an original idea and the photographs were also original, which was fairly interesting – I think it helped set the idea better in the head that the world the reader is reading and the people we are reading about are supposed to be real.

I was kind of creeped out by the romance going on. Especially considering Emma is/was in love with Jacob’s granddad and then she moves on to Jacob. Could you really imagine dating the woman your granddad was once with – even if she was doing a Peter Pan and never growing up?!?! Creepy stuff!

I am still undecided as to whether I would like to carry on with this series…I guess you guys will find out when I do!! I gave this book 2/5 stars.

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