Greetings bookish friends! For today’s post, I will be reviewing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I know, the book is older now, and the hype has died, but I feel the need to write the review anyway. I hope that you enjoy!
- Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Author: Ransom Riggs
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- AR: 5.7
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very peculiar photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography into 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 Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for a good reason.
And somehow — impossible as it seems — they may still be alive…
I had extremely high expectations of this book. I have heard from so many people and so many blogs that this book was amazing. I also heard that the movie was good as well. *I can’t wait to watch it* It had been on my TBR list since the dawn of time and I was so happy to finally be reading it.
I enjoyed the first few chapters of the book. It went along smoothly, and the flow was so good that I felt like Jacob was telling me the story himself.
The plot and pacing were both awesome. I couldn’t put Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children down! The story was engaging and exciting, with turns and twists nestled into between each chapter. The writing style was also admirable.
Ah, the characters! *Might just be my favorite part of the book* All of them were so
unique peculiar in their own way. I loved the back story around Abe and Emma, and how it circled back to Jacob.
The vintage photographs added an eerie sensation while reading the novel that couldn’t be topped. I think that the idea of putting in photographs that go along with the story is creative and different, which makes this novel stand out even more.
Of course, with all of the positive things I have to say about this book, it was a very enjoyable read.
The story started off a little bit slow at first, but then eventually speed up to a page-turning mystery that I couldn’t put down.
All in all, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a wonderful first installment. (There are three more books in the series, which I haven’t read yet but is definitely on my TBR list).
I was amazing in almost every aspect of my rating system, and did not disappoint. The only thing that I would every change about this book is to have the pacing be faster in the beginning, but it would have likely been difficult because the start of the book sets the stage for all of the plot twists in the middle and end.
I strongly recommend this book, especially to those who like horror, mystery, or a unique book in general.
Story and plot: 💖💖💖💖💖
Character development: 💖💖💖💖💖
Writing quality: 💖💖💖💖💖
Thank you for reading my book review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! Have you read this book before? Have you watched the movie? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.
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