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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an intriguing book that mixes both fiction and period photographs. The story opens with sixteen-year-old Jacob and his struggle in dealing with the aftermath of the violent death of his beloved grandfather.
As a child, Jacob’s grandfather grew up at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an orphanage located on a remote island off the coast of Wales. Jacob’s grandfather shared wild stories and photographs of his childhood friends with Jacob. These stories often included fairytale-like tales of Miss Peregrine, the headmaster, and children with mysterious abilities, such as a girl who had the ability to levitate and sisters who could talk to each other without actually having to speak. After his grandfather’s death, Jacob feels compelled to visit Wales and learn more about the life that his grandfather lived as a child and young adult at the Home. What Jacob discovers at the now abandoned orphanage is beyond what he could have imagined. These children may not just be peculiar, but rather, they may be a danger to others. Additionally, there is a possibility these children are still alive!
Miss Peregrine’s is a fun fantasy story that will entertain both teens and adults. There is a wonderful book trailer you can view here.
The author, Ransom Riggs, is also a screenwriter and blogger. Miss Peregrine’s is his first novel. More information on the author can be found at the author’s website.
Agnes Wilkins has doting parents, two brothers, and lives a life of leisure in 1815 England. Not content to be interested only in dresses and parties, Agnes has studied several languages as well as history and other subjects. One evening, Agnes and her family attend a party, where they meet the dashing Lord Showalter, a fan of all things related to Ancient Egypt.
Will Agnes find her future with Lord Showalter, or will she find her future with Caedmon, a handsome young museum employee. Find out by reading Wrapped, a delightful historical mystery by Jennifer Bradbury. Fans of Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, as well as fans of Jane Austen are likely to enjoy Wrapped.
To find out more about Jennifer Bradbury, please visit her website.