Friday, January 13, 2012

My Friday Find #1: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

TGIF and Happy Friday the 13th!!!

So, I noticed around book-blog-land that some people were posting about what they find when looking around for new reads... I decided to dedicate my Friday blog posts for my finds :)

This week while perusing, I saw this book-cover and thought,
"nah, not a book for me. That creepy little girl is floating in the air; looks kinda scary."
Um, yea, I'm not a fan of scary/thrillers, I'm not afraid to admit that I am a 'chicken-poop'! lol!

And then, I kept seeing it everywhere... it was taunting me... or maybe haunting me... following me? hee hee! Whatever it was doing and considering that it is Friday the 13th, I finally had enough and decided to just click on it and see what the book is all about...

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs 


From BN.com:
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."


Hmmm... sounds interesting. Suspenseful? A bit spooky. Eerie? I'm intrigued...

It turns out that the author, Ransom Riggs, has also incorporated black/white vintage photos throughout the book to fit the story. So we get to see what the main character, Jacob, is seeing too! I looove vintage photos! I've started 'pinning' them... but that's another story for another post ;)

No spoilers here! since I haven't read the book, but I did peek at a few reviews, and many people thought the book was very well written; a different kind of writing style and story-telling that no other author has done before! Mostly 4/5 stars!

AND, it turns out, that the author has been traveling about collecting new vintage pics for his new book! I look forward to hearing what that one is going to be about...

Adding it to my TBR/wishlist, I am looking forward to getting my hands on an actual book - I really feel that this is going to be a book that you really need to experience the feel of a hardcover and paper to get the full effect of the story... even if I have to keep a nightlight on at night ;)

What did you find this week??? 


*I'm submitting my find into the New Author Challenge at Literary Escapism

1 comment:

  1. Oooh this sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing! I am reading The Restorer right now and enjoying it.

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