Synopsis from Amazon.com:
"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."
"Don't judge a book by it's cover."
"Looks can be deceiving."
There are many adjectives used in that amazon.com review of the book. Spine-tingling is definitely not one I would use to describe this book.
I was expecting a lot from this book. The images on the cover (both front and back) are creepy. The description sounded creepy good. Unfortunately the book just didn't deliver for me. I rated it as just "It's OK" on Goodreads (as many others did, the reviews over there are a lot more harsh than mine). I don't think I have rated a book that low yet. A few of the "twists" I already saw coming and the ending was just lackluster for me.
Anyone else read this book? What did you think of it?