Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Synopsis: A horrific family tragedy sends Jacob 16 to a remote island off Wales, to the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, where he finds unusual old photographs. The children, one his grandfather, were more than peculiar, perhaps dangerous, quarantined for good reason – and maybe still alive.
200words (or less) review: Ever since I first heard about this book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has intrigued me. The blurb is so tempting and the use of photos makes the book more real (not sure if that’s the best choice of words). Without the photos you can still picture the children but adding the images it takes the story to another level.
The first half of the book is wonderfully creepy, so much so it was still occupying me late at night. So maybe don’t read this is your easily scared.
Jacob doesn’t know what’s happening and becomes convinced he’s crazy like his grandfather. In an attempt to make sense of things he comes to the island his grandfather called home and finds the children’s home empty. Or is it?
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children took longer to read than expected, partly this is due to RL commitments but I also wanted to savour the story. Before I even began I had huge expectations for this book and they were met.
Can’t wait to get my hands on Hollow City.