Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 348
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Time Travel
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More like to be continued until I can read a physical copy. Kindle edition just isn't doing it for me, so back to the library it goes.
A few elements were quite original, but many seemed borrowed. It also felt like a long set up for the sequel. There was a distinct YA flavor; that's not necessarily a bad thing, I just wasn't expecting it.
I love books that have a strong, well-written voice and use evocative imagery. Riggs pulled me into his world with his writing and I was really enjoying this book up until the last couple of chapters. The way he ended the book ruined my enjoyment. The ending made the book feel like it was a prequel ...
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