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BOOK REVIEW – A Map of Days: The Fourth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

A Map of Days is the fourth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows an original trilogy of critically acclaimed books – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls – and Tales of the Peculiar, which AMO’s review described as “a truly peculiar collection of short stories that will delight and entertain from beginning to end.” Picking up directly where Library of Souls left off, this new story once again follows Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends – only this time, they’re exploring the peculiar side of America…

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BOOK REVIEW – Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of illustrated ‘peculiar’ fairy tales by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs, published in the UK by Penguin Books on the 6th September 2016. Set within the same universe as his popular Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy of books, Tales of the Peculiar is presented as being written by former Miss Peregrine ward Millard Nullings, an invisible boy who is also an accomplished philologist and renowned scholar. From wealthy cannibals to a lonely giant called Cuthbert, each story is part fairy tale, part history, and part moral lesson.

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BOOK REVIEW – Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs is the third (and possibly final) novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “an utterly compelling and truly unforgettable book” and 2014’s Hollow City, which proved to be “a more than worthy follow-up.” Picking up right where the previous book’s cliffhanger ending left off, Library of Souls begins with Jacob and Emma barely alive, their friends kidnapped by the evil weights and Miss Peregrine still in mortal danger… can Jacob’s newly discovered powers be harnessed in time to save them?

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BOOK REVIEW – Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the follow-up to 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “an utterly compelling and truly unforgettable book.” Following on directly from the previous novel, readers once again join Jacob Portman and his newfound group of peculiar friends as they journey to 1940s London to save the life of their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine.

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BOOK REVIEW – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

By Marty Mulrooney

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children The Graphic Novel

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed the New York Times best-selling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2011, describing it as ”one of the most unusual, inspired and captivating books of the 21st century” – it was also chosen as one of AMO’s best books of 2011. The original story by Ransom Riggs has now been adapted into a graphic novel by Cassandra Jean, with Riggs himself saying how her “beautiful images are so close to what I imagined while I was writing Miss Peregrine, I’m afraid she may have discovered a portal to the inside of my brain. I love this graphic novel!

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BOOK REVIEW – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a New York Times best-selling novel written by Ransom Riggs that offers a stunning mixture of gripping fantasy fiction and memorising vintage photography. When sixteen-year-old Jacob witnesses the death of his beloved grandfather at the hands of an unspeakable – yet very real – monster, nobody believes him. His unwavering search for the truth will lead him to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he will discover the crumbling ruins of an abandoned orphanage. Yet the answers he seeks lie far in the past – the third of September 1940 to be exact –  with the mysterious Miss Peregrine and her very peculiar children…

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