Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Supernatural Fantasy / Sci-Fi Fantasy / Historical Fantasy
Quotes from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
“When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”
“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.”
“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”
“..what an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go.”
“…slow and drunk is no match for fast and scared shitless.”
“Just because they knew it was lost didn’t mean they knew how to let it go.”
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
And a strange collection of very curious 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 abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
When I saw this book at the bookstore, it called me from the shelf and well I picked up and fell in love with the black and white monotone abstract immediately. Luckily, I liked the synopsis enough to make that purchase, and then two days later I found myself dwelling in the loop of September 3rd, 1940. The book is rather odd as it was different than any other I’ve ever read, merging photography and story writing into one. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar children serves as a treat to the reader of all kinds.
You’ll read about Time Travel and Science Fiction, History and Magic, Good and Evil, there’s kids and adults and vintage photography, lots of it. There are so many characters you’ll love and hate as you read, although I didn’t perticularly fall for Rigg’s writing, but I sure liked the concept and loved peculiar children, who wouldn’t, I mean they can grow plants and seeds from the soil and go invisible, some have command over fire and the other over ice, some can bring back life and others home bees, while some can see the monsters. So as usual, I’ll brief over to the highlighting characters ( no spoilers, of course)
Jacob – Our main lead, the intriguing boy whose life would change for good.
Emma – The precious not-so-little peculiar girl
Abe – The Grandfather whose very important
Miss Peregrine – The Headmistress of the house
Millard– The guy you cannot see
There’s plenty more of course, you will meet Enoch; the guy on the borderline on good and bad ( that’s what I felt) and oh did I talk about the Wights? and Hollowgasts? The Circus band? well there’s more monsters in here than under your bed! The story starts in America, from our time, and then moves to Cairnholm, UK and then shifts back to 1940. You’ll read about different times and different locations and well I enjoyed the travel to and forth 🙂
The story isn’t much predictable which I precisely loved about the series, you don’t wonder as it’s going in a certain direction but then there’s a twist, and another, and well you end up wondering tf.
- Would Jacob Decide to Stay with the Peculiars or follow his grandfather?
- Can Peculiars be dangerous to ordinary humans?
- Is Jacob’s Peculiarity a Strength or a Weakness?
- Will Hollows defeat the Peculiars?
Well Read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to find out!
A Series by Ransom Riggs – Book#1
Other Books from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series
- In the Shadows of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
- Asylum (series) by Madeleine Roux
- The Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern