Ransom Rigg’s debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a stunning beginning to an exciting new series. Jacob had always been close to his grandfather and after he died Jacob discovered some very unusual old photos of his grandfather’s past friends. The photos, along with a letter that his grandfather left him, made Jacob decide he had to go to the small island off the coast of Wales and look into his grandfather’s past. Once on the island, Jacob discovers he has a gift, much like his grandfather had, of being able to see monsters. Now it is up to Jacob to figure out how to save his new group of friends from these monsters that only he can see.
This was such an exciting read. The entire story had an air of mystery surrounding it and I was unable to stop reading. I loved learning about all of the children and their special gifts. Riggs included old photographs of the children that added such a haunting atmosphere to the novel. I am already anxiously awaiting book two to see how the adventure continues.