Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Much like my last book review, this book series is also supernatural, but with a completely different flavor. Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children is more of a young adult novel, but still enjoyable. The author, Ransom Riggs, was inspired by a collection of vintage photos, which are printed throughout the book.

Jacob, the protagonist, is a 16 year old boy struggling with the death of his grandfather. As a child, his grandfather used to show him old photos of strange children he claimed were from his past. In the present, a mysterious letter leads him to travel to Europe, where he meets the children from the photos. These "Peculiar" children, who have supernatural abilities, live in hiding on a remote Welsh island. Danger forces the children out of hiding, and Jacob sets off with them in an effort to restore them to safety.

Only two books in the trilogy are available so far: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Hollow City. The first book ends with a pretty big cliff hanger, and the second one ended with an unexpected twist. Library of Souls should be out this fall, and I'll be ordering it. Have you read these books? What did you think?

5 comments:

  1. OMG I love Miss Peregrine and her peculiars! I liked that Hollow City was just as good, because I'm sure we've all read a series (or several) that fell flat in the sequels after a promising start.

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  2. I read the first two with interest and am waiting on the third.

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  3. As it happens, the third book has come out for pre-order today!

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