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

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This book was gifted to me by a friend 🙂

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Number in Series: Book One

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Edition: Paperback

Pages: 382

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From Publisher:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather— were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Welcome to Peregrine reads Miss Peregrine’s! Okay, real talk, I tried to read this book when it first came out, but I just couldn’t get past the fact that I shared a name with one of the characters. However, because the Miss Peregrine movie is coming out this month, I forced myself to get over it.

I really love Tim Burton movies, and one of my best friend’s got me the book for my birthday. I couldn’t just go see the movie without reading the book first, and then I decided to share my thoughts with all of you! Let’s dive into it! Continue reading “Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs”

The Diverse Books Tag

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Okay, so there was some Twitter drama online last week about lack of diversity in fiction. Somehow I came across a really nice tag about diverse books, so I decided to share some of my favorites as well! I found this tag over at Read Diverse Books, so

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A Book Starring a Lesbian Character

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Wolfcry by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes 

I was around twelve when I read this book, and it’s always been dear to my heart because it was the first LGBT book I ever read. This is the fourth installment of the Kiesha’ra series, and it is my second favourite in the series.

A Book With a Muslim Protagonist 

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I clearly need to read more diverse books, because this was the only book I could think of with a main character who is Muslim, and it’s not even fiction. I think Malala is amazing, a real hero for girls around the world. Continue reading “The Diverse Books Tag”

Seven Reasons to Love Magnus Bane!

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To celebrate the recent news of Magnus Bane getting his own adult book series, I have compiled seven reasons why I love Magnus, and why you should too!

7. Malec

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I am an avid Malec shipper. When I first read the Mortal Instruments Series, I was enamored by Clace (Clary and Jace, the main OTP) and I didn’t really notice Magnus or Alec Lightwood (I mean I did, but not the way I do now). Alec was such a downer, hence he was one of my least favorite characters. As I grew older, my love for Clace began to fade. Then BOOM Malec hit me in the face like a cream pie, and I was once again hooked on the Shadowhunter world. Continue reading “Seven Reasons to Love Magnus Bane!”