Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
348 pages
Publisher: Quirk
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

In this novel, supplemented with dozens of creepy photographs, we follow the journey of Jacob, whose grandfather has just passed away.  As a child, Jacob had listened the stories of his grandfather's youth, passing them off as myth but, tormented with the grief, Jacob travels overseas to find the orphanage his grandfather lived in for a bit as a child in an effort to learn more about his grandfather's life and in the hopes of figuring out the cause of his death.

I don't want to ruin the story for you, so the following will be pretty vague and gushy:  This was a stunning novel in every way.  It was beautifully written, the plot was unique and fresh, and it was supplemented with the most amazing pictures ever.  Some were great to look at while others were creepy and left me turning the page without really looking at them (page 260 scared me the most).  What an imagination the author has.  I absolutely loved the world he created, as well as the unique characters and mystery surrounding them.

I really this is a book everyone should read, no matter age or what genres you normally gravitate towards.  This book is simply amazing and I enjoyed reading every single page.  Five stars!  According to Goodreads, there will be a sequel sometime in 2013.  I guarantee you I will be devouring that book the minute I can get my hands on it.

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