Release Date: 7th June 2011
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.
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.
Here was my initial review on Goodreads:
First things first, I’m not sure why I didn’t read this book sooner. It has been on my shelf since Christmas last year and I didn’t pick it up!
I thought the photographs were really creepy to begin with and kind of put me off reading this book because I thought it was a scary one. However, never judge a book by it’s cover as they say because this book was AMAZING…and not scary at all. I found that the photographs made the story even more vibrant and amazing!
Oh and the characters are like family now. By the end of the book I felt like I knew all of them well and they were long lost friends. I love Emma’s fiery character to reflect her peculiar talent. Jacob fits into his new life much better than his old one and I’m so happy for him! Millard is also a fave of mine and despite his unpleasant nature, Enoch!
Overall, this is definitely a book you must read and I will be recommending everyone to read it ASAP and not leave it as long as I did!