Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Genre: Romantic, Historical, Time-Travel, Fantasy
Publisher: Quirk Books
Date Published: June 7th 2011
Synopsis: 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 off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s 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 somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography.
There's kinda like... two stories in one in this. Part of it takes place in modern times, the other part during WWII - but with the same guy as the main character because TIME TRAVEL! But also, fantasy. And then throw in some family drama and you've got yourself a book that is hard to put down.
My least favorite part was the bit of romance going on between Jacob and one of the peculiar children, but it didn't put me off from the story. It just frustrated me a bit, and I wanted to hurry and get through it.
Other than that, much of this was pretty awesome. I will be continuing this series. Not so sure if I want to watch the movie though... although it IS a Tim Burton film. I guess I'll wait until I see a trailer or something.