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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Goodreads: 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.

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Imagine Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters (X-Men) being in a time-loop in Wales during the 1940’s and you have Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

I watched the movie before reading the book… Something I don’t usually do… And I actually prefer the movie to the book. *Gasp* I know. Don’t hate me.

This book started with a bang and was kind of creepy. I really enjoyed the first half. After a while, the plot started to lose steam. It was a really cool idea, but it was poorly executed, and the pictures didn’t fit the story sometimes. It also didn’t help that the characters were pretty boring, and the world building and time travel was confusing. Jacob’s peculiarity was kind of lame, too.

I won’t be continuing on with the series.

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