I first discovered Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children some time ago in my local library. The gorgeous cover and weird photographs gripped me as much as the plot. I love weird! This book seemed perfect for me.
In book one of the trilogy, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, we meet Jacob a perfectly ordinary boy-or so he seems/thinks- who sees his grandfather die and suffers as a result with his parents sending him to see a psychiatrist. His grandfather left behind a mystery: photographs of peculiar children, Jacob doesn’t know if they’re real or fake. He ends up visiting the island in Wales where his grandfather lived and met these children, hoping it will solve the mystery.
I loved book one but I have a habit of not continuing reading trilogies or series. So it wasn’t until the Tim Burton film came out that I decided to buy the complete boxset. A gorgeous hardback set with photos from the books
The photos are a brilliant addition!
And only now I’ve finished reading the second book:
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
The story picks up where the first left off, with the children on a boat escaping from the wights. This book is never dull, full of adventure on their constant quest to save their ymbryne Miss Peregrine. I loved getting back into the Peculiar world and learning more about the history and discovering new people along the journey. Each character is distinct and everything that happens is natural and intriguing.
Some impatient readers may feel that this could’ve been shortened, or added to book one, (impatient readers should not read fantasy 🙂 ) as some of the scenes may not have been necessary to the action of the story. Instead providing more information about the fantasy world or showing us more Peculiar people. But I loved it and think that fantasy stories like this should be allowed to be unfolded in their own time. This book is riveting and because of this a quick read. It is a young adult or children’s book? I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series: Library Of Souls.
I loved the film but they did rush the film’s ending because the resolution is not going to be unil book three. But that’s usually the case. I always mean to do a books vs. film post but I’m never reading the books the same time as watching the film. So if you’ve seen one, let me know, I like reading them. 🙂