Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Book Review (Spoiler free)

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Greetings bookish friends! For today’s post, I will be reviewing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Β Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I know, the book is older now, and the hype has died, but I feel the need to write the review anyway. I hope that you enjoy!

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  • Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Author: Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • AR: 5.7

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IMG_0376A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very peculiar photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography into a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for a good reason.

And somehow — impossible as it seems — they may still be alive…

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ExpectationsI had extremely high expectations of this book. I have heard from so many people and so many blogs that this book was amazing. I also heard that the movie was good as well. *I can’t wait to watch it* It had been on my TBR list since the dawn of time and I was so happy to finally be reading it.

I enjoyed the first few chapters of the book. It went along smoothly, and the flow was so good that I felt like Jacob was telling me the story himself.

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LikesThe plot and pacing were both awesome. I couldn’t put Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children down! The story was engaging and exciting, with turns and twists nestled into between each chapter. The writing style was also admirable.

Ah, the characters! *Might just be my favorite part of the book* All of them were so unique peculiar in their own way. I loved the back story around Abe and Emma, and how it circled back to Jacob.

The vintage photographs added an eerie sensation while reading the novel that couldn’t be topped. I think that the idea of putting in photographs that go along with the story is creative and different, which makes this novel stand out even more.

Of course, with all of the positive things I have to say about this book, it was a very enjoyable read.

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DislikesThe story started off a little bit slow at first, but then eventually speed up to a page-turning mystery that I couldn’t put down.

That’s it!

 

 

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Final ThoughtsAll in all, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a wonderful first installment. (There are three more books in the series, which I haven’t read yet but is definitely on my TBR list).

I was amazing in almost every aspect of my rating system, and did not disappoint. The only thing that I would every change about this book is to have the pacing be faster in the beginning, but it would have likely been difficult because the start of the book sets the stage for all of the plot twists in the middle and end.

I strongly recommend this book, especially to those who like horror, mystery, or a unique book in general.

Story and plot: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Pacing: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–Β½

Character development: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Writing quality: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Enjoyment: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Overall: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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Thank you for reading my book review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! Have you read this book before? Have you watched the movie? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

Keep On Booking,Β 

-Katie K

10 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Book Review (Spoiler free)

  1. Wow Katie! I’m so proud how far you’ve gone on your blog and you can definitely see how much time and effort you’ve put in it. This review especially caught my attention because of the blurb. It wants to make me read it now!! See you in a couple of days πŸ˜‰!

    – Natalie B

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  2. I watched the movie and was SO freaked! O.o Never watching it again. My best friend gave me the book for my birthday (last year I think) and I was like “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING I DON’T LIKE THRILLER” but outside I just said, “Oh thank youuuu!” I’m never reading it. EVER.!

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  3. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I’ve heard so many mixed reviews I didn’t know what to think anymore… Overall, I don’t think it’s my type of book (unless I squeeze it in for a Halloween read!) but I enjoy reading about it all the same πŸ™‚
    Amazing review!

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    1. Thanks Sophie! Usually I don’t like thrillers, but this one was good. It’s a slow starter and kind of creepy at some parts, but overall the plot is excellent and the premise is very engaging.
      Good luck on the Harry Potter Readathon! I saw your post, and briefly scrolled through it, but I’ll take a look at it more thoroughly tommorow.
      Thanks for your comment!
      Katie

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