Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Genre: Fiction/Romance/Young Adult/Fantasy

Series: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Blog is By: Paige Newberry

Summary

When Jacob was little his Grandfather told him amazing stories about girls who could float and an remote island were no one aged. He was fascinated and believed that boy who bees living inside of him and the girl with fire was real. But, he grew up and the stories lost their magic and he no longer believed. But, after a terrible tragedy that leads him to a remote island off the coast of wales he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. And as he delves deeper into the past he discovers years old secrets that change the way he looked at his Grandfathers stories, leading him to believe that the stories might be true.

Pros

  • Plot: This plot isn’t exactly new but Riggs rewrites it in a way I’ve never seen before. Yes, There are magic powers and an evil villain but never before seen like this. It has tricks and twists that keep you turning the pages long after dark.
  • Characters!: I adore the colorful cast of characters in this book and how it explores some new powers we haven’t seen like being able to transfer hearts into different things or having bees live inside of you. Emma is totally my favorite because of how complex she is. She doesn’t trust anyone that she doesn’t know and nearly kills Jacob when they meet. But, this is because she had a troubled past because of her ability’s. And I love how only women can become ymbrynes, ladies who transform into birds and basically rule.
  • The Villain: I don’t really like books where the villain just wants money or power. I like complex villains as much as complex hero’s. And the villains, as much as I don’t like them, have a point. Humans hate them and think they have demons or are demons,and a lot of the children have been abused or neglected by their guardians because of their abilities. And having only women in power is kind of unfair. This is a good villain: One who is evil but actually has some reason, and then you’re torn. You don’t want to root for the villain but, he/she has some amount of reason. That is a good villain in my book.

This is probably one of my favorite books and I have really nothing bad to say about it. Overall I give this book five emoji stars out of six: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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