May 13, 2013

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I was happily surprised by this book.  I must admit that, as with most books, I'd purchased this one because of its intriguing cover.  But once I started reading it, I was sucked in.  I at first thought this was a ghost story, which literally gave me goosebumps while I was reading.  But it turned out to be a different twist.

But what makes this story unique are all the different, and odd pictures strewn about the story. I believe the author found those pictures and then created a story around it.  And a fun one at that!

“The composition of the human species is infinitely more diverse than most humans suspect,” she began. “The real taxonomy of Homo sapiens is a secret known to only a few, of whom you will now be one. At base, it is a simple dichotomy: there are the coerlfolc, the teeming mass of common people who make up humanity’s great bulk, and there is the hidden branch—the crypto-sapiens, if you will—who are called syndrigast, or “peculiar spirit” in the venerable language of my ancestors. As you have no doubt surmised, we here are of the latter type.”

It's very obvious that this is only the first in a series of books, but I look forward to reading more from this author.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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