A deliciously creepy carousel
I enjoyed this creepy, vintage carousel ride so much !
4.5 Vintage Fun Stars!
About the book
[Public Library Hardcover]
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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.
True to my nature, I was completely clueless when I read this book. Didn’t read the blurb, or any excerpts of reviews. And what a wondrous surprised it was!
This was a hallucinating, nostalgic, perfectly spiced with nightmarish imagination, like a ride in one of those haunted vintage carousels.
There was really not much I didn’t totally adore. The cover, the creepy black and white pictures, the Gothic atmosphere, the WWII history, the uniqueness of the premise and characters and it was also impeccably written.
It’s narrated in first person from Jacob’s perspective and he is such a great YA character! So well-balanced and relatable. There is family love, friendship, history [WWI history!], romance, action, adventure, horror, suspense, mystery… Everything but the kitchen sink and all weaved so perfectly!
The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was that the plot wasn’t fully developed and the pace was a little too slow for me, which I noticed happens often when a world this unique is built. There is so much to say about the world at the expense of the pace.
I do have to say the movie was a HUGE let down for me. Booooring! I do look forward to learn more about the world of the peculiar children, so may continue with this series [at least it has as much chance as other series had LOL]
And with this book we start getting into the real creepy and peculiar stuff just in time for creepy October! Get ready to be scared, very scared! [evil laughter] 😀
Have you read this series? Did you enjoy it?
How about the movie? Thank you for visiting!