Author: Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
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 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. 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.
Bluestocking ‘s Opinion: strangely for me, I actually watch the movie before I read the book. I’m not sure why. This sort of book is exactly the type of book that would be up my alley.
As you can see from the format this was an audiobook. I probably have never mentioned it on this blog, but I have taken up sewing. And right now I’m selling myself a whole new wardrobe. It’s probably getting a little bit out of control, but I really enjoy it. Anyway one of the things that I lamented was the fact that because I’m summing I can’t actually read as much. So I’ve been listening to audiobooks to increase my “reading.”
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was fast pace; it was interesting. The thing I really liked most about the book is the whole time loop/time travel thing. I’m really forward to listening to the next book to understand the science behind all of it, or the magic I suppose. The narrator was OK. All of the characters, including the girls, still sounded like a guy. I’ve heard men do better jobs with voices. Thankfully, this didn’t detract from the story.