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The Peculiar - Stefan Bachmann
The Peculiar
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Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings—Peculiars—and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day a mysterious lady in a... show more
Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings—Peculiars—and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley—Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed. First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong. Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann's riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062195180 (0062195182)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
Series: The Peculiar (#1)
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0 Feenwesen, Armut, Rassismus – ein (alp)traumhaftes Universum
Ich habe mich ausnahmsweise im Rahmen einer Challenge aus meiner typischen Lesekomfortzone herausbewegt, bin ins unbekannte Genre der Young/Adult-Fantasy eingetaucht und muss sagen, es war großartig!Was hat sich dieser 16-jährige Autor (ist das wirklich möglich?) da einfallen lassen – so viel Fantas...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
4.0 The Peculiar
Woo, boy, this is was an unexpected surprise. Maybe I liked this so very much because I'd just hit a run of sub-par and/or crappy books. Or maybe this was really just that good. For one thing, it's beautifully written. I found myself reading it very quietly aloud, not only to hear how the words flow...
kleeblattsbuecherblog
kleeblattsbuecherblog rated it
3.0 eine düstere Geschichte
Bartholemew Kettle ist ein Seltsamer, halb Mensch, halb Feenwesen. Er muss sich zusammen mit seiner Schwester Hettie versteckt halten, sonst werden sie gejagt. Eines Tages beobachtet Bartholemew durch das Fenster, wie eine geheimnisvolle Dame mit dem Mischlingskind in einem Wirbel von schwarzen Fede...
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1.0 [Rezension] Stefan Bachmann - "Die Seltsamen"
Der Debütroman “Die Seltsamen” des jungen Autors Stefan Bachmann wird zur Zeit groß als Bestseller gehandelt und soll ein “Muss für jeden jungen Fantasy-Fan” sein. So hat der Diogenes Verlag auch eine große und zugegebenermaßen interessante Werbekampagne (#schwarzeFedern) dazu gestartet. Aber worum ...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5 Go figure.
So the man who wrote this is very, very young – as in hasn’t graduated college yet. Go figure, sometimes these wunderkind kid writers can actually write. The Peculiar’s major flaw is the ending where everything is not wrapped up. At times, the world building can drag just a little....
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