Our regular readers know we’re always on the lookout for intriguing and interesting sounding novels to share with them, and today we’ve found what sounds like a doozy from our friends at Quirk Books: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Read on for the details and a pretty awesome trailer.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is author Ransom Riggs’ YA debut. The book isn’t even out yet (look for it on June 7th), and the film rights have already been sold to 20th Century Fox with Peter Chernin attached to produce.
To help promote the title, Riggs himself helped put together the trailer. He flew out to Belgium to shoot in several creepy old houses, bringing back some really fantastic footage. Dirty Robber production company shot the scenes with Jacob and his grandfather in Los Angeles.
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow — impossible though it seems — they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
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