29 Jul

I remember when Jacob first arrived (about a year ago), I took a taste as is my usual custom with all new guests, as a prequel to the night’s read. I recall that to be my intention, at any rate. But then something strange, my hunger got the better of me and waiting ’til the Reading Hour was no longer an option. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children had stirred me unawares as I found myself in the bloodied woods, on the island, and inside the dark house as if by osmosis.

Mind-numbing. Heart pounding. It was so…


dark and twisted, but oh, so very delicious.

Ransom Riggs smudges the line between what we know and what we think we know. I couldn’t stop reading. I didn’t want to stop the unsettling lunacy. The words were all over me, and I couldn’t shake them off even if I wanted to.

This author tripped over the line when he strategically placed real photographs of real people between the pages, integrating them into the story, between the words. Catching the reader unsuspecting of his ploy.

This is one very creepy book, and if I tell you anything more, I’m afraid I’ll spoil it for you. I do wonder though, when Jacob arrives at your house, will you only nibble one mere morsel in anticipation? Or, will you too find yourself in the thick of it, devouring with gluttonous rage before your Reading Hour?

This was a captivating, odd and disturbing scuttle of a read.






  1. Claire Ady July 29, 2012 at 8:59 p07 #

    I don’t normally choose “young adult” fiction but I loved this one. sooooo set up for a sequel

  2. WORDMAN July 30, 2012 at 8:59 p07 #

    I know what you mean about a sequel ………. there are some really great YA books. I’ll review some. Might get you interested. Thanks for the comment. BTW – took a little taste of your Blog, and I like your writing style …

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