Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) – Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) – Ransom Riggs


Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

Author: Ransom Riggs

Release Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Quirk Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 356

Source: Book Store

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.

4 out of 5 stars


Jacob lives an ordinary life; everything in his life is boring and predictable. Everything except for his grandfather and all his stories he tells. Abe, Jacob’s grandpa, has been telling far-fetched tales and showing photos to Jacob for years. None of the stories could actually be true, could they? Abe calls Jacob at work in a panic. He’s screaming over the phone that the creatures are after him. They were coming to get him. Just to make sure Abe was alright, Jacob drives over to his house to find everything in a mess and the screen door ripped to shreds. Jacob hears screaming from the woods and runs to see his grandfather sitting in a pool of blood. he looks up and sees black shadow creatures looming around. Jacob holds his grandfather and his last words whisper from his mouth; “Find the bird. In the loop. On the other side of the old man’s grave. September third, 1940… Emerson – the letter. Tell them what happened, Yakob.” What bird? How does Jacob tell people the last words of his grandfather without them thinking he was crazy?

This book was so good! I knew a lot of people loved this book, but I thought the synopsis sounded weird, so I waited a little while to pick this up. It was so different and better than I had imagined it would be. I honestly don’t know what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it. Not a bad thing, though! I can’t wait to read the second book and see what happens to the peculiar children.


There are a lot of characters in this book, but my favorites were Jacob and Emma. I loved that Emma hated him right when she met him, it made their relationship much better. I loved that Jacob loved his grandpa and trusted him. Not a lot of books actually speak highly of family members. If it weren’t for Abe, Jacob wouldn’t have gotten to go on this cool adventure.

Who Would I Be?:

I would definitely be Emma. She was such a down to earth girl and she was very sassy. Her peculiar trait dealt with fire, so she could hold it and created. I love her relationship with Jacob; they’re so cute. I am excited to see how things pan out with the group of them in the next book.


11 thoughts on “Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) – Ransom Riggs

    1. Aubrey Joy Post author

      I can’t wait to read the next ones! I know that I’ll love them; I feel like we have similar taste in books because I’ve definitely *no shame* stalked your blog :)
      Aubrey Joy

        1. Aubrey Joy Post author

          Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, The Fault in Our Stars. Stuff like that, but I mean most of the books you’ve read I would be interested in reading! You’ve read so many books; it’s crazy!
          Aubrey Joy

    1. Aubrey Joy Post author

      Thank you for commenting! Seeing that I have comments to reply to brightens my day. *as cheesy as that sounds, it’s completely true* You should definitely read it! It’s the perfect mixture of creepy and dark :)
      Aubrey Joy

      1. amandaj19

        Aww! I’ll probably comment more often then! Ahha :P And i know what you mean! It feels nice to know that someone out there actually reads the stuff we write haha aaand I will definitely read it once my schedule clears up :)

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