This book was given to me by a friend who does not generally like YA/fantasy type genres. I thought this book was amazing. Part X-Men, part mystery, part adventure, part 1 of 3. haha
Jacob grew up with his grandfather’s tall tales of children who could fly, had bees living in their body or had unfounded strength. As Jacob grows older he stops believing in the stories but after his grandfathers grizzly death and mysterious final words, he sets out to find out more about his grandfather’s childhood. This leads him to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (didn’t see that one coming did you).
Action, murder and a couple of big bads round out this story.
Now what I like most about this story, I found in the author’s notes. It turns out that Ransom Riggs is a collector of old photographs. He’s particularly interested in old pictures of children as he finds them creepy. Throughout the book there are pictures of all the peculiar children(like the cover) and some of the baddies that come after them. These pictures are all real!!! The author built the entire story and characters around real pictures that he had collected over the years. I found that so fascinating and it really made the story come to life for me. It still kind of blows my mind.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the next 2 books!!