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!
Publication Date: June 7th 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Mystery
Page Count: 382 pages
Series: 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.