Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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A mysterious island.


 
An abandoned orphanage.


 
A strange collection of very curious photographs.


 
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in 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 the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
 

PUBLISHER: Quirk Books

PAGES: 382

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There are some books that I do not read for absolutely no reason at all. Usually, when I finally do pick these certain books up and read them, I curse myself for not reading them. This book is one of my I-Should-Have-Read-This-Ages-Ago-Why-Am-I-So-Stupid books.

This novel follows a young man, Jacob, as he puzzles through the sudden loss of his grandfather and the fantastical stories his grandfather told him throughout his childhood about a house on a faraway island filled with Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth’s War by Jessica Greyson

Annabeth's War EtsyWith King Harold away at war Lord Raburn has his eye on the throne. Those who dare to stand in his way fall beneath his power. All but one. A girl named Annabeth. Can a common, ordinary girl, with love for king, country, and her father, achieve the impossible?

Trained by her father, a master swordsman, outlawed Annabeth has only her sword, her wits, and her disguises to keep Belterra from falling entirely into Lord Raburn’s clutches. Can she rescue her captured father and Prince Alfred? Will one girl keep the kingdom from falling?

PUBLISHER: Ready Writer Press

PAGES: 228

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I bought this book awhile ago and decided to check it out while traveling! It’s a pretty quick read and the plot was intriguing.

Annabeth, a feisty and strong warrior, is wanted by Lord Raburn because she is a threat to his attempt on the throne. She’s fighting for her life and for her country. When Ransom, a highly-trained bounty hunter catches up to her, he finds himself unintentionally falling in love with her. Annabeth is a strong, independent woman, but Ransom tries to break through all of the walls that she has built around herself to keep people from seeing her Continue reading