Today I have a great guest book review for you, but first I wanted to remind you about the free book I talked about on Friday, because you should all go out and grab it:
FREE until the end of Feb: Talented, a YA Paranormal/Dystopian Romance by Sophie Davis
Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talented-sophie-davis/1108057717
Sophie Davis is also running a great month-long giveaway event and this week, on Thursday, ironically, two copies Kindles of my new book Through the Paper Wall will be available for you to win! I won't be around, so you will just have to remember and spread the word for me! Check out today's prize here.
Alright, now onto today's book review from Tyne Alexandra Driemel:
Ages: Young Adult
Looking for a book with a unique perspective, interesting characters and a new premise I happily stumbled across Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs. Part ghost story, part time travel, part magic and part mystery, Miss Peregrine's has a little something for everyone.
When a tragedy befalls the family of 16 year old Jacob, he travels to a remote area of Wales to find the answers he's been seeking. What happens to him while he's there is nothing short of a true adventure. With quick prose and vivid imagery Riggs paints a charming, yet creepy picture of the confused teen's summer.
Definitely not for the faint of heart, Rigg's tale is more dark than would be expected from a children's novel, but unexpectedly alluring at the same time. The drama and sincere emotion from the characters keep you interested in the storyline, the plot moves quickly and the ending is exactly how the first of a series should end, with jaw dropping suspense.
Rigg's creates an entire new genre, not quite classified as horror, not quite mystery, not quite children's but a witty, imaginative and chilling combination of all three. If you're looking for something new, something different with interesting perspectives and something a little more indie than the followings of Harry Potter and Twilight, Miss Peregine's might just be what you've been looking for.
4 solid stars out of 5.