This has been on my TBR for a long time and I am so glad that I finally got a chance to read it. It was definitely not what I was going to be but that is a good thing. It was better.
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.
This book in some ways reminded my of Harry Potter but in a unique way what with the whole fight against good and evil and a unique school with unique children.
Riggs imagination must be vast having come up with so many different characteristics. I haven’t read a book with pictured in so long but they added to the story line. They helped me to picture what these children were like and made them more realistic rather than characters. The whole book had a memoir feel.
My only criticism would be that I wanted more to come out of the climax of the book but given that this is a children’s book, it totally makes sense. It’s also a series so I guess the best is yet to come. I had only planned to read just this first book, mainly because I’m not a huge series fan, but having reached the end, I want to find out what happens.
Overall an enjoyable read.