Sunday, July 24, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I was originally drawn to this book by its cover. The cover photo is haunting and filled with intrigue. After reading the synopsis on Amazon, it really seemed like my kind of story, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I found myself really enjoying the book, but it left me wanting more. I think Riggs had a great concept with this story, but instead of running with it he sort of cut it short. When I consider the goals he had with the photographs, I can understand why the story was not as epic as it could have been. Riggs had photos from several photograph collectors, and wrote the story around each of these photos. I think the integration of photographs from various collections into a unified concept was brilliant. However, the story really was the star to me. I wish the characters had been developed more, and the plot had much more promise than the resulting product.

Overall, it's a great summer read with an interesting concept. The photographs add an intriguing and fresh element that will appeal to many. I was willing to invest much more in it than it required. I believe it had potential to become a series, but also stands alone well.

Love and (a book) light,



  1. This looks intriguingly creepy! I'd love to get my hands on this for my October reading line-up.

  2. I have had my eye on this book for a while! I think the concept of writing a book around a group of photos is fantastic.

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

  3. Thanks for the review. I have never heard of this book. I might have to check this out and pass it onto my sister. Seems like something we would both enjoy.


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