Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | Book Review

Hey, guys! I’m back with another book review!

This time, I’m reviewing the #1 New York Best Time Seller, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs!

I’ve heard so much about this book, and trilogy in general, so I decided to just check it out and cross it off my TBR!

I’ll also be talking a bit about the new film that’s coming out (or maybe it came out already by the time this comes out…), and how I feel about it!



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Publication Date:  June 7th 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Mystery
Publisher: Quirk
Page Count:
 382 pages
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy (#1)


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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.




As I’ve said, there has been so much hype around this book, so that’s why I actually picked it up.

And one of my favorite YouTubers keeps raving about this series, so I decided I should just pick it up after delaying it for a whole year.

I don’t really read a lot of paranormal/horror books very much, but I really want to.

I hope this is the first step into enjoying a whole new genre, but knowing me, I won’t pick up a non-Sci-Fi or thriller book in a long while.

I read it so fast, I swear it was like finished reading it in a day! (more like 2 days…), but I was just so enthralled by this whole story and in entangled plots.

I think it would be better to go into this blind and see the whole story unravel piece by piece, but some people just like to know what’s coming before it comes.

Most people are intrigued by the images that are featured throughout the book and are basically one of the main parts of the plot throughout (you’ll see).

As a lover of photography, I found this to be an amazing component to add. I actually wrote a post a while back about Why I Love Photography, so you can go check that out after reading the review.

I usually try to add my criticisms about the book around this part of the review. Whether I didn’t like the love interest, found the main character annoying, etc. But when I came to think about the things that I didn’t like about this book, I just couldn’t think of anything. I’m sure there’s something, but I just couldn’t think of it.

That’s a really good sign.

I am going to say that the plot twist was really good! Didn’t expect it at all! I usually have a sense of what’s gonna happen, but this

Now for the character analysis part of the review! I have Jacob, Miss Peregrine, Emma, and lastly, Jacob’s Grandfather.

First off, we have the main character, Jacob. I actually really liked the whole mood that Jacob leaves behind; it’s almost mysterious and eery, but it’s also, in a way, friendly and approachable.

He’s one of that kind of confusing characters, that leaves you wanting more and more.

He does go through a lot of character development throughout the novel, which I love to see in characters, especially in series.

I feel like Ransom’s writing also makes everything much more real and believable. It almost feels like we’re following Jacob through this whole journey, in a not so creepy way.

Next, we have Miss Peregrine herself! She’s a very important character; I don’t think I need to tell you that because the book is kind of named after her… but I did, just so you know.

She’s called The Bird by the peculiars most of the time, and I find that so funny because her name is Miss. Peregrine, a type of bird, and she can turn into a bird when she wants to.
She has the power to control time, which she uses to her advantage; she makes a loop, which means that the peculiar children and herself have been living September the 3rd 1940 for the past 70 to 80 years. They live in the same day but they make new memories and experience it in a different way each time.
She’s basically the mother of all these peculiars who’s real parents gave them away for being different.
Oh, and I should mention what Peculiars is the term we use for people with supernatural powers such as invisibility, levitation, mind reading, time control, and the ability to see monsters, the hollows. 
Now, we have Emma, the love interest of Jacob. I find Emma just peculiarly lovable! (get what I did I there 😉 ).
She just has this strong, dominant personality that demands your attention, but at the same time, she’s sweet and sensitive. I just love it when characters have that great balance, it just makes me happy!
When Jacob’s grandfather (I forgot his name…) was in the loop with them, he and Emma used to be unconditionally in love, but when he left for America, they fell apart. Now that Jacob is on the island, they both fall in love. It’s really cute, but kind of weird at the same time. How would it feel to date your grandpa’s ex? It should be awkward, but they really are adorable!
We get to see her slowly fall in love with Jacob, so it’s not really like it’s that annoying insta-love that happens in some of the YA contemporaries.
Okay, now to Jacob’s Grandfather. I just looked in the book and remembered that his name is Abe.
He’s kind of the whole reason why Jacob went on this whole trip. He used his last words to tell Jacob about the island and how he needed to find The Bird in the loop. 
This all started with Abe telling Jacob about life on the island and how he lived with this terrifying ability to see them. 
He had to fight monsters and defend himself and the island because they would always find him. Always. 
You would think that he’s just an old man and that his brain just isn’t that sharp, he can’t really see them, but you’re wrong. Oh boy, are you wrong.
Without Abe, his living grandfather, Jacob has to find his own way around the island and find the peculiars.
Will he make it?
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!
5 stars

Much love, Rawan❤ …