Monday, November 3, 2014

Book Review #503 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #1) 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.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Based on the cover of this book I had expected it to be more in the horror genre than the mystery/fantasy that it was. 

I also found this book extremely slow paced which impacted my overall enjoyment of it. I really enjoyed the concept though but it just needed a bit more with the execution. 

I really loved the picture aspect of the book. I loved how they were actually in relation to the story and weren't just random like I had thought they were going to be. 

I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters and for this reason I would have liked more character development. 

I will definitely be reading the sequel as I really enjoyed the fantasy aspect and want to see how that develops. 

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