Fairies, changelings, witches, circus/carnival 'oddities'.
Just children with odd paranormal abilities abandoned by their parents and now in hiding.
I'm not sure if I like Miss. Peregrine or not.
Not letting the children change at all seems a bit odd.
Locking everyone locatable from the same year into a loop, which has apparently been going on since the dawn of time - maybe I'm missing something.
I am looking forward to book 2 though. AFTER the bingo game.
What started as a competent-dedicated-so-deeply-male-he's-unaware-of-it FBI agent hunting bad guys has become something more original and more interesting.
Twisting itself around the story of the male hunter, like ivy on a tree, is the story of a deadly, driven woman who kills men, sometimes subtly, sometimes with a great deal of blood and keeps moving.
She's fascinating. I want to know why she does what she does.
I also want to see what Special Agent I'm-so-straight-I'd-break-rather-than-bend will do when he finds out.
This is a re-read for me. I read the original serial novels as they were published and felt the need to revisit them.
Creepy. Creepy. Creepy. Ugh I love John Saul's writing so much!
Strange things are afoot in the town of Blackstone. The Blackstone Asylum, which has stood at the top of the tallest hill, overlooking the town of Blackstone for over a century is scheduled for renovation. It will soon become a shopping center with the hope of rejuvenating the slowly dying town. The Asylum is deeply ingrained in the town's history and many are glad to see it go. But after the first ceremonial strike of the wrecking ball, everything starts going to crap. The bank finds itself in trouble and has to halt the project, which means a lot of people are going to be out of work, not to mention all of the loan payments from townspeople that will come due with no possibility for extensions. And all just in time for Christmas.
A dark figure scours through the asylum and finds a hidden treasure trove. A "gift" is sent to the McGuire family. It's an antique porcelain doll. And let me just say, this is one of many reasons why I don't mess with antique dolls *shudder* so creepy! It's an old creepy doll, of course its evil! After the doll is introduced into the household, tragedy hovers of the family like a black cloud. Bad, things happen, things that seem like accidents. Sadly, it's just the beginning of the bad times for this town.
No action. No drama. No tension. No likable characters.
The story is not going anywhere or letting us in to any secret at all.
What is the point?
I really don't see the point. The imaginary of the story is fine. And the dumbing down for the new humanoids storytelling is cute in the first time. OK with the second, and boring ever since.
Humans would not stop being engineers just because other humans are not there anymore.
If I could stop my self from buying this book, I would. It is hard cover copy and it is big and heavy.
Nice cover design. That's why I should stop shopping books like I shop for clothes.
Read the first one. Skip the rest.
3 stars. just for the writing.
Reading this for Terrifying woman square.