Book to Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

 

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations. 

 

Book cover for Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsAuthor: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell
Director: Tim Burton
Screenplay: Jane Goldman

Summary (from Goodreads): 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, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Continue reading

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

 

Book cover for Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Stars: 5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 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, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Continue reading

Waiting On Wednesday #15: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs.Title: Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)
Author:
Ransom Riggs
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Publication Date:
 September 22, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads): The epic conclusion to the best-selling series!

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs.  Continue reading