I was browsing the books on the library’s website and I came across this book…Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I couldn’t help myself and had to download it. Who cares that I am in the middle of 5 other books at the moment including one for book club. I wouldn’t consider myself a very fast reader and I finished this in less than 3 days! I couldn’t put it down! I may have read it so quickly because it is a young adult book, but still….I really liked it. Here’s a little summary:
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.
It was a fun story and a quick read. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun book with a little mystery and some twists and turns. And if you like it, there will be a sequel coming out in 2014.
Oh, and if you have an e-reader, you should check out the books you can get from the library. When I first got my Kindle, there weren’t too many books you could download. There are boatloads now and I can’t wait to read more of them! So I am glad I took a peek to see what they had to offer.