Friday, 12 May 2017

Review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar 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 decaying 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."

I'd heard so much about this book so when I saw it was on offer I had to get a copy. I like the uniqueness of this book. The photos add to the narrative and some of them are so beautiful, yet some of them are creepy.

The 'relationship' between Emma and Jacob is weird.

But for some reason the story fell short of my expectations. The writing was slow and the story was dragged on. However the last few chapters built up the story ready for the next book. I will finish the trilogy just to see what happens.

3/5 stars

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