Sunday, July 31, 2011

Holy Smokes, What a great read!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
Published by Quirk
Out: Now
Goodreads Link
Review copy: from my library
Stars: 5 out of 5

I waited for this one for forever, and it far exceeded my expectations. I had thought it was a book of quirky photos, with a small story line.

Ho, Nelly. Not even! Add this to your TBR lists pronto.

Miss Peregrine's is a novel with the photos interspersed in the text to liven up the descriptions of the characters. But the reality is the story is fantastic! It reads like a brand new fairy tale (like nothing you have seen before). There are good guys, bad guys, hidden worlds, special powers, orphans, boarding schools, and WWII. The only thing this novel was missing was gypsy wagons -I love gypsy wagons ;)

This came in for me on Friday while I was at work, and I could not put the darn thing down. Page turning is not the right word for it, it is almost as if the reader is absorbed into the story.
Riggs leaves the ending open for a sequel (please, please write a sequel!!!). I just loved this crazy book.


Christi the Teen Librarian said...

I'm glad you loved this one, that means I will, too! For some reason I wasn't on top of this release, though, so now I have to wait for it--I was, like, number 22 on the hold list! Unheard of!! :)

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh yay! I am so glad to see a 5 star rating! I just got this from the library and haven't started it yet!