A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island of the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As long as Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were something more than just peculiar. They might be dangerous, as they might be quarantined on a deserted island for a good reason, and somehow -impossible although it seems- they still might be alive.
Although horror stories are not our favorites, the synopsis of this book called our attention since we love mystery novels.
After having read this book, we can say it is a very entertaining novel with lots of mystery, but on the other hand, to be honest, we definitely had enjoyed it much more if it had included a little bit more of intrigue and suspense and, in conclusion, if it had had a darker argument.
Despite all of this, we really liked and enjoyed this book, and we are waiting for the Tim Burton’s movie based on it, which could be in cinemas this December, hope time goes fast!
Finally, if you want to read more about “Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children” you can find at bookshops and libraries its second part titled “Hollow city, the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children”.
If you want to read this review in Spanish, please click here.