Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By: Ransom Riggs
Published by: Quirk Books
Publication date: June 7, 2011
352 pages, YA

From Goodreads....


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 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 who 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 desolate 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.



I am SO intrigued by the sound of this one...plus it's got vintage photos, love the idea of that!! Especially if they are anything like the one on the cover =)


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

8 comments:

Charlie said...

This got my attention. Creepy ghost children plus vintage pictures! It's going on my list. :)

Carrie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. This sounds amazing!

Lily Child said...

Wow, this one sounds really interesting and original! I'll definitely be sure to check it out! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O mega creepy cover!

Danna (Friendly Reader) said...

This one looks creepy:) Nice choice!
-Danna

nicole said...

the title alone is totally creepy. i don't know why! it just freaks me out

nicole said...

the title alone is totally creepy. i don't know why! it just freaks me out

Midnyte Reader said...

You had me at "peculiar." I'm an amateur photographer and I love dark and creepy photos. That they are attached to a dark and creepy book is a plus!