Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Started: 10th October 2016
Synopsis: A mysterious Island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of 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 bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine's 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.
Review: I bought this book at a second hand stall. I plan to buy this book boxset brand new in the near future and then donate this used book back to the stall so that someone else can experience the works of Ransom Riggs. This is a truly interesting read and the photographs definitely add to the intrigue and mystery of the story. I found myself completely lost between the pages for hours at a time. There is something about the way that this book is written that makes it feel as though you are actually watching the lives of the characters play out; It makes you feel as if you are following the characters and experiencing what they think and feel. When lost in this book it did not feel that I was reading at all but that I had been transported to the place and time that the book was set. After reading this book I am very excited to own the full trilogy and the companion book, tales of the peculiar. When I own all the books I can read them back to back and remain in their world to live out the rest of the story alongside the peculiar children and to see if Jacob ever returns to his family. I would highly recommend this book (and most likely the rest of the trilogy) to anyone with an interest in urban fantasy and supernatural novels.