Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Book Trailer
Pages - 352
Published by Quirk Books
Date - 7 June 2011
Isbn - 978-159744761
A combination of both conspiracy thriller and supernatural horror, this takes a young, spoilt teenage boy in American as the protagonist. His grandfather tells him stories of his experiences in WW II, including being evacuated to a mysterious island off the coast of Wales with other children – who are not normal children. One can fly, another can create fire, yet another can turn invisible. The boy listens raptly to these stories, but on becoming older decides these are just the ramblings of an old man to impress his grandson – until his grandfather is brutally killed by an unknown, horrific assailant, and the stories suddenly become real. Determined to follow his grandfather’s history, the boy travels to the island to discover the truth, and pitches into a world where what should be fantasy breaks violently into our reality, taking him on a journey from gathering unease to outright terror.
For fans of X-Files conspiracy-type thrillers, horror novels, and with echoes of The Mabinogion and the books of Alan Garner, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children also contains photographic clues scattered throughout the book, a page-turning plot full of twists, turns, sly characterization, and fully realized worlds, both ours and others, making it a book sure to appeal to your readers!
20th Centuary Fox have just bought the film rights for this book, and a film should be out in 2013.