Author: Ransom Riggs
Release Date: January 14th 2014
Publisher: Quirk Books
Format: Hardcover via publisher (Thank you Quirk Books)
Rating: 3 Stars!!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
After finishing the first book, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, I just had to read this book. Thanks to the publisher who decided to send me a copy in exchange for an honest review I was able to read it. It started off strong and at a good pace to it. Somewhere along the line though it slowed down and seemed to drag a little. I then got sick and put the book down for two weeks cause I couldn’t even get out of bed. However, I picked it back up the minute I started feeling better and the good thing is it ended for me on a good note. It got better towards the end and now I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Oh I want it so bad!!! I just gotta know how this ends!!
So I actually really enjoyed this book overall. There was that slow bit right in the middle but wondering what is going to happen next will keep you reading it and pushing through that slow part. And the best part is, like I said before, it ends on a good note. You will be wanting to read the third book too. I would recommend this book to all my friends.