Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
(June 7th, 2011 - Quirk Books)

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate 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. (from Goodreads)
I actually got this one in the mail last week as an ARC, and I was totally blown away. I didn't realize exactly how strange this book was. Inside are tons of black and white photographs. Some are a little weird, some are just downright creepy.

I am so excited to sink my teeth into this book as soon as possible. I haven't read anything good and scary in a long time. I'm anticipating at least one rather sleepless night in my future. ;D

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. You had me at the spooky black and white photos...horrific and fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. "Illustrated with haunting vintage photography". Now I have to order this and share it with the ladies at work. We love the creepy stuff!

  3. Lol, seriously! I keep going back to my shelf and flipping through the pictures constantly. ;D

  4. Sounds really creepy! Hope you enjoy it.

  5. Wow! The cover alone gives me the creeps....

  6. Wow, this sounds so cool! I've never heard of it before, but I am definitely intrigued now. Adding it to my wishlist - very interested in reading your review! :)