Review : Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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I've been in a reading slump lately, goodness only knows why so when Quirk books contacted me asking if I would like to review Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Honestly I jumped at the chance. It is a book that I had nothing but praise for, and it had been on my to buy list for year not unfortunately never got round to getting it. The recent Tim Burton Adaptation was definitely a great push to make me want to read this book more, especially when the cast and the concept art is so magnificent you immediately get pulled into this peculiar world. This book did not disappoint.

The novel follows the story of a young boy called Jacob and how he is suspicious of something supernatural happening in the world when he witnesses his Grandfather die bizarrely but nobody will believe him, and so he delves into his grandfathers past to try and discover what could have happened to him and his discoveries take him to Wales, he comes across some Peculiar people. I wont say any more as I dont want to spoil anything for anyone who wants to read it. I thoroughly recommend you do. 

Even though I was aware of the hype around this book, I went into it with an open mind, as too not have ruined by expectations and honestly now that i have read it I can understand it all. It is so incredibly written. You're immediately drawn into the narrative and thrown head first into a peculiar world where everything is not what it seems. I really enjoyed the characters and getting to learn all about them and their peculiarities.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it was different from what I normally read, but I really liked that about it, all the pictures that were included throughout the book were incredible to look and especially since they link in with the narrative of the story. I found it so easy to get into and get through, I think I finished it in about a day, I was so engrossed. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys the supernatural genre or lets say Tim Burton as he has directed the film adaptation of the novel, so it definitelt has a Tim Burton feels to it. I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed. Now I need to see the film and read the sequel! 

If you have read it let me know what you think!

Write again soon! 
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