Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1)

 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  • Hardcover: 352 pages

  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Book Club edition (June 7, 2011)

  • Goodreads Summary:

    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.



    I found the story to be interesting but I was expecting much more. I felt like the author struggled by trying to make the story fit the photos at times. I thought the vintage photographs were good and creepy. The story did have some unexpected  twists for me, which I love not being able to figure the ending out too quickly. 

    I thought the author did a wonderful job describing things so I had a pretty decent visual of how things looked. Some of the characters fell a little flat for me. I wish they were developed a bit more, although Jacob was a very believable character. I think I would have enjoyed the story more in audio format with a picture catalog to go along with it. Overall I thought it was a good book and I will most likely read the next book if and when one is published.




    1. Stopping by from Cym's Blog.

      Interesting book title and cover.

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    2. THANKS for coming by my blog. My header photo was taken in Portree, Scotland. An adorable place.

      BTW, your google friend connect says I am already a friend, but I don't see my icon in the list.

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      1. I found your icon on second from bottom row :)