I thought I'd do a little interim post about one of the gifts that I received this year, from my brother. It's about this book:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. I watched the book trailer a few weeks ago, and immediately fell in book love. So you can imagine how excited I was to get reading. I managed to drag it out to the evening of December 26th, and there's part of me that wishes I had dragged it out a bit longer -- because now that it's over, I'm sort of in withdrawal. But let me tell you, it is pretty much everything I love in a book. The combination of actual old photographs (which sometimes border on the grotesque, so be warned) and a compelling story make for a really interesting reading experience. It was also kind of refreshing to read a book that isn't a classic. Don't get me wrong, I love the classics, but sometimes you just need a bit of contemporary punch now and then.
I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, so I won't go into much detail on the plot. This isn't so much a review as a "I'm so excited about this story, and I want everyone else to be excited about it too" sort of post. But if you like stories of budding romance (not Twilight-esque budding romance, which is silly), intrigue, adventure, and anything with vintage flair, then you'll like this one. I'm probably going to wait a few weeks and then read it again, just to see if I pick up anything the second time around that I missed in the first go. I'm so, so, so excited that there's going to be a sequel...I just don't know if I'll be able to wait that long!