I'm in the final scenes of the Rewrite That Wouldn't End and so I have not been blogging much as I try to remain focused and meet my deadline. But I have still been reading and thought I'd share this one with you. Good stuff!
The lovely writing and strange content of the book aside, I thought the book itself was gorgeous. Nice paper, typeset and layout. A keeper if you love a pretty book!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I started this book I thought it was so super creepy! The photos laced throughout felt dark and almost sinister in their way. Almost every one shocked me by bringing such a striking visual to the text as I read. I could feel the tension in my belly when it was time to turn the page and I knew there would be a new picture. *whew*
As the story progressed, it maintained the creepy feeling. But it was also quite charming and very exciting. I was on a quest with Jacob as he unraveled the mysteries of his grandfather's life and deathbed confession. I felt for him and his plight to find himself along the way.
There was good and evil, and time loops, history, and war, and wights and birds, and peculiar children with awesome powers. All living on a weird little island populated by small town folk and a murky bog.
I highly recommend this book. I wonder if the author will continue writing stories using vintage found photos like this one. I hope so. Reading this was a unique adventure.
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