Fantasy, Review, Young Adult

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: 04/06/2013
Genre: Young Adult. Fantasy.
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1
Format: Paperback. Audiobook.
Pages: 382
Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis (Goodreads)
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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.

Side Note: When I first tried reading this, I struggled a lot to get into it, so I put it down for a little while – which then actually turned into me not picking it up again until a year later… Sorry.

When I finally did get around to picking Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children up again, there was this feeling that I got, I knew that I was going to enjoy it. And enjoy it, I sure as hell did.

There is something about the way that Riggs writes his characters, that you just can’t help but fall in love with each and every one of them {yes, including the bad guys. There’s a reason that they’re there, and he writes them so well}. I love how Jake & Emma’s relationship started out so awkwardly, due to what occurred in the past, but then it grows into something more.

While I didn’t find it as scary as a lot of people have, I know that I cannot wait to get started on Hollow City and see just what else Riggs has in store for these characters that I fell in love with so quickly. I just hope that it doesn’t take me as long to get around to as it did for me to start Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.


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