June 7, 2011 by Quirk Books
Source: bought with blog win from Jamie @ Writerswriteright?
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 with 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 it's abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children that once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolated 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.
Once upon a time there was a story, unlike any other story. It was a brilliant, creepy, heartwarming, adventure full of unforgettable characters of epic proportion. The name of that story? Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
I found this book one day while wandering through blogland. As soon as I read the premise, I knew it was something I wanted to read. Then I saw the book trailer! I can honestly say that this trailer is the single best trailer I have seen to date. I have watched it many, many times. Then? I heard that they are going to be making the movie. I had to read this book! I will admit I was nervous when it arrived in the mail this week. What if it did not live up to the expectations I had for it? After the first page? All my worries were crushed and exploded on impacted! Do you remember the feeling that first book gave you? The one that took you away, to another world, another time and left you breathless and excited? This is what this book did to me. It took me back, back to a time, to a place in my heart where magic lives.
Words can not express how much I love this book! Just as Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland and so many others have become Classics? So to, shall Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children...at least in my heart and soul. Every single one of these characters are brilliant, no matter how minor their role. They have all left their mark on my heart and I will never forget them.
In making my decision to purchase this amazing book, I decided to buy the hardcover instead of the ebook, my choice of reading format as of late. I am so very, very happy with my choice. Why? You need to have the hardcover to get the full effect and experience of this book. The book is filled with these creepy old vintage photos that add so much to this whole amazing experience known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
In the end? I 100% recommend that EVERYONE read this book. It is for young and old and truly is a Classic in the making. Now watch these trailers and tell me you are not enticed and in need of devouring more!
Rating: 5 Stars!!
The Making of the Trailer: