July 3, 2016

Series Sunday: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

(Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"He must be a wight." ~ pg. 82

My Series Sunday pick is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, the first book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs.

If it were not for the Bookish reading challenge, I may never have discovered this book before the movie adaptation hit theaters. While browsing lists online and chatting with a tweetheart, I came across the author's name: Ransom Riggs. How cool! I had to check out whatever book this author wrote...just because. Then I discovered it was a series; even better!

I disagree with reviews comparing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to a fairy tale or Harry Potter. It is more fiction than tall tale. Yes, there are peculiar parts that stretched my imagination. Yes, the main character runs into eccentricities. But it stands in a category apart from childhood fairy tales and modern fantasies.

I am glad I chose to read the graphic novel edition. Instead of nonstop dialogue, this story is best seen through illustrations. The movie adaptation release date is September 30, 2016, so mark your iCals. The art by Cassandra Jean is neat and helps to visualize the story. I only wish more colors were used instead of mostly gray, black and white. I recommend bookhearts read the graphic novel edition instead of eBook or hardcover. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the kind of story you have to see to believe. Good enough story to see the adaptation in theaters but no rush to read the rest of series. Stay tuned for my movie review in the fall.

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Published: October 2013
Pages: 272
Edition: Graphic Novel
Challenge: Bookish Kill Your TBR–Read Adaptations
Rating: ♥♥♥


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