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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | Ransom Riggs
ANew York Times#1 best sellerOn theNew York TimesBest Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeksIncludes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom RiggsA mysterious island.??An abandoned orphanage.??A strange collection of very curious photographs.??It all waits to be discovered inMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 Peregrines 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 somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive. ??A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Childrenwill delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.John Green,New York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Fault in Our StarsWith itsX-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, its no wonderMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Childrenhas been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+Entertainment WeeklyPeculiar doesnt even begin to cover it. Riggs chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.PeopleYoull love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. Its a mystery, and youll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.Seventeen
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PageShifter
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I enjoyed how different abilities characters had and how well they worked as a team.

I loved how mysterious the beginning was and it was really intriguing to read and get to know more about the past. I thought this would have been a bit scarier so that was slightly disappointing.

This was really fun & captivating book to read, some sentences made me smile.

The last part felt a bit rushed but the ending was intriguing.

#SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView Fantastic 5d
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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This is an enjoyably dark and strange YA novel. Riggs combines elements of fantasy, action, and suspense to create an original supernatural world and a strong, adventurous plot. A bit slow to start for me, but the creepy photographs central to the storytelling are a fresh way to bring the reader into the narrative. It didn‘t blow my socks off, but I‘m invested enough to want to continue to series. 3.5⭐️

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Glad to be rounding out #scarathlon2022 with the October #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65 ! Here are the books I‘d like to finish during the readathon:

🎃 Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children

👻 Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life

🍂 The Alienist

🐈‍⬛ (Stretch Goal) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Happy Reading, Littens!

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😁 1mo
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LaraS
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I love this book for its random photos that the author crafted the story around. This is one of the rare times where not only was it a cool idea, but it was actually executed really well and didn't feel gimmicky. #scarathlondailyprompt for Missing #teammonstermash @staycurious

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Lacey.shanel
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Really such an excellent novel! If you love strange and extraordinary stories then this one is for you! I loved the movie and finally got my hands on the novel and loved it even more. Time for the sequel 👏

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Super_Jane
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My #bookspin list for June! I‘ve been in a little bit of a reading slump, so hoping for some inspiration with this month‘s picks.

Kimzey Lots of good ones here. You can‘t go wrong! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
BookBosomed1 A man called Ove 😍😍😍 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Kimzey That‘s what I‘m hoping! 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @BookBosomed1 I know! I am so late to the party on that one. 😂 6mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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His and hers book pic I took a while back. I love being able to curl up and quietly read together. 😊

Anyway, the first book in the Miss Peregrine series definitely captured my attention with its unique characters and plot.

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Jjaxn95
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I liked the premise and the characters but felt that it was lacking depth. 3.7 out of 5 stars for the adventure that it conjured up in my imagination.

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perfectsinner
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It bothers me that my set doesn't match but now I can finally finish this series. I stopped after A Map of Days because I knew book 5 ended on a cliffhanger and I didn't have the last book.
Now I can complete the series

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#BeginsWith 🥳📚 #Home 🏠

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices !! 10mo
Eggs Cover Intrigue!! 10mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs 💕🏡🧍🏼‍♀️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😱📚 13mo
itsjustme40something I 💜 this series 13mo
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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

3.5⭐️ I thought it was ok. It‘s a book that is out of my usual read and thought it was convoluted and lacked cohesion; felt it was all over the the place and most times while I was reading it, I didn‘t understand what was going on. It definitely is well done and the plot kept moving forward; will need a reread at some point in time. #2021 #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #magicrealism #supernatural #fantasy

melissajayne Was my #doublespin for October 13mo
TheAromaofBooks This is one of those books that has been lingering on my TBR forevvvvver! 13mo
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Kleblanc
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Finished my book in between trick or treaters thanks to a good booklight 😂

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Kleblanc
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Getting in the Halloween spirit with a creepy book 🎃👻

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melissajayne
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I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.

#firstlinefridays

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dawson.cossette
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When Jacob Portman's grandfather dies under strange circumstances, Jacob then follows his grandfather's last words and goes to a mysterious island with his father, and finds an old house that was bombed in World War Two. After falling into a cairn tunnel, Jacob finds himself on the day the house was bombed, finding the children still alive and well. But there's something sinister that may have followed Jacob to the island, and it's out to get him

dawson.cossette If you like books that have mystery and supernatural powers, then this book is for you. A theme I found in the book is that sometimes the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction because in the book, Jacob thought his grandfather made up the children with powers and the monsters that hunted them, but the kids do exist and have powers. 1y
MissYaremcio Nicely done Dawson! I haven't read this one - I've heard it is scary, is it?? 6/6 14mo
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ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ʀᴀɴꜱᴏᴍ ʀɪɢɢꜱ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴍɪꜱꜱ ᴘᴇʀᴇɢʀɪɴᴇ'ꜱ ᴘᴇᴄᴜʟɪᴀʀ ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇɴ

julesG Welcome to Litsy! 1y
bookiemonster_ph @julesG Thank you. 😊 1y
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Tattooedteacher
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Klou oh I forgot she was in this! Good choice!! 1y
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Cazxxx
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Dream job 😻

CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Copwithabook Agreed!! 1y
Cazxxx @Copwithabook 😁😁 1y
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Nute I need to know that answer! 1y
Cazxxx @Nute me too! 1y
IuliaC Indeed! Good question 👍😁 1y
Cazxxx @IuliaC 😆👍🏻 1y
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sabyym
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“With that he sank back, spent and fading. I told him I loved him. And then he seemed to disappear into himself, his gaze drifting past me to the sky, bristling now with the stars.”
Really liking the book so far and I just know it‘s gonna get better.

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LexyFB13
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Loved this book, read it in a day. Definitely recommend it 🙃👍 1st in the series

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natsteph
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Read this whole book today! I had no idea there was a trilogy. I loved the movie but the book is so much more detailed! I love how the story was inspired by photos found by the author. Can‘t wait to start the next one!

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Okayaprilmae
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I am so grateful for all the birthday and well wishes from Litsy love this month 💖 I received this beautiful package from Misty and Christine the other day and it made my whole day 🥰

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy you like it and that it made it there safely ❤️❤️ 2y
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Whalien99
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2 stars

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sabyym
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Right after I‘m done with my current reads, I‘m crazy excited to finally get started with this one. 9h 42 mins of joy. My high expectations are going to ruin the book for me, isn‘t it?

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BookDragonNotWorm
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A teenage boy trying to reconcile the wild stories his grandfather told him w/reality after his loss. A strange island where he meets odd children that give him a glimpse into his grandfather's past. And . . . Nazis? Yeah, Nazis. The author does an excellent job of weaving it all together, making the outlandish & impossible seem sane & able. I found myself accepting even the paranormal-ish aspects of the book w/o question. An enjoyable adventure!

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BooksNBowls
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I read this book when it first came out in my high school book club and absolutely loved it. It‘s mysterious and “peculiar” plot line, plus the added pictures in the book just gave it an extra element I liked. Recently found out there‘s a movie and a whole series!! Agh I gotta get on it. How‘s the rest of the series for those that have read it? Should I dive back in to the world of Miss Peregrine?!

CBee Keep going! It only gets better 😁😁 2y
BooksNBowls @CBee yes! 🤩 2y
Shmemilina Agreed! The movie‘s terrible though, so don‘t get your hopes up! 2y
AshlynnReads I've read the first 3 and loved them. I didn't know there is a series. ♡ 2y
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BeeMagical
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Year of Books - Book 5🎵👂🏻
I saw the movie 🍿 first and loved it!
& I was still some how shocked by the twists of this book!🙌🏻🖤
Can‘t wait to listen to the rest of the collection and see where the story takes us!

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 129

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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LaxaAliyah

10/12/20
Fiction: Yes, Jacob's relationship with his grandfather reminds me of the bond I have with my grandma. Jacob grew up being close with his grandfather, he admired his grandfather and the stories he told. He finds a letter addressed to someone who could help Jacob learn more about his grandfather's past. This helps me understand that like me, Jacob also wants to learn about what was life back then for our grandparents.

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avxi
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Finally got my books today. Time to continue the trilogies/series that I have in my shelf (except for the book on the very left. I have read that before but at the time I did, it wasn‘t mine to keep. I have the second book however, so I bought the first book last week to complete my collection.) Happy reading everyone. The internet has been devastating to look at for me lately, so I highly suggest sitting back and reading a book instead. #tbr

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Eggs
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Klou Perfect! 2y
Eggs Thanks @Klou 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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Finally have the boys reading everyday. It‘s been so hard to get on any kind of schedule. But they have taken over the folding and putting away of the laundry and started reading at least 1/2 hr a day. I call that a win. Oldest is reading the tagged book, brother is catching up on Wimpy Kid.

rather_be_reading way to go!! 2y
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Roary47
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Mehso-so

Overall, I would say I enjoyed this book. It was “peculiar” which actually made it great. It was fairly easy to follow and the storyline was well worked out. There was an element of mystery, but you get walked through when the time seems logical.

megnews That‘s how I would rate this too 2y
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JillsBookshelf
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I‘ve finished the first two books on my #bookspinbingo card. My favorite was definitely Ms Peregrine‘s Home For Peculiar Children, but I‘m still glad that I read Feminism.

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Meghan1
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Really late to the party on this one, but I definitely enjoyed it!

bookaholic1 I'm late too, but it was a good book...now to continue with the rest, right? 2y
Meghan1 @bookaholic1 that‘s right!! 2y
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📖 tagged; Marina; My Lady Jane; Madeline

✒ Katie Macalister

🎥 Major League; Mean Girls 📺 Mr Bean; MST3K

🎸Misfits; Maroon 5; Massive Attack

🎶 Mr Brightside (Killers); Midnight City (M83); Manthem (Bouncing Solus); My Sharona (Knack); Misirlou (Dick Dale); My Body (Young the Giant); My Own Worst Enemy (Lit); Mouth (Bush); My Immortal (Evanescence); Move Along (AAR); Mother Mary (Foxboro Hottubs)
#ManicMonday #LetterM @JoScho

JoScho Some great song choices. Thanks for playing ♥️☺️ 2y
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FantasyChick
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I don't know why it took me so long to take this off my shelf! I switched between the audiobook and the physical for this one and the audio was fun to listen to. Did not want to stop.

The only real flaw? Jacob and Emma. Their relationship was just a little.....wrong?

#JoysofJune 📖 Finish in progress books 1/5
#ReadYourSign ♌ A book with your element 🔥
#bookspin 📚 Complete!

@Andrew65 @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Andrew65 Well done! 👏👏👏 You‘ve bumped this up my TBR. 2y
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FantasyChick
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Enjoying the sunshine tonight and finishing up my #bookspin book with an iced coffee. I could get used to this

#JoysofJune @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 This is one I want to read. 2y
FantasyChick @Andrew65 I've put it off for a long time and now I'm wondering why 😂 So enjoyable 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've had this one on my list forever! 2y
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FantasyChick
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I made it a little over halfway through my #bookspin book today and I'm kind of loving it. I don't know why I waited so long to read it but there's a good chance I'm going to finish it later tonight

Also....this chubby happy face is a whole month old today already 😱😱 Jan-April has been the longest year ever but May and June are just flying by

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww precious 👶🏻 2y
MsMelissa Happy One Month Birthday little man 👶🏼 2y
ShelleyBooksie Look at that handsome little face!!! 2y
robinb So sweet!!! 💙 2y
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PickwickPlockPlock
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Mehso-so

I didn't know anything about the book before going in, apart from the fact that it has strange pictures. So I was a bit baffled what direction it took. Unfortunately the protagonist is a whiny brat and, probably an unpopular opinion, the pictures take away from the story (every picture practically screams 'look what I found, now I have to make up a little story for it no matter if it fits in or not!).

HeyT Okay so I read this around the time it first came out and all my goodreads friends were like this is so amazing and I just didn't get it because like you I felt the pictures were more gimmicky and that the story was forced around them in a way that was not entirely good. 2y
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bookaholic1
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#50
What can I say other than I truly loved reading this when I was in pain, help me forget about it

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paulareadsallthetime
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Enjoyed this one