Xalaila's book diary

I mostly post reviews of the books I'm reading lately.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs


When Jacob's grandfather dies, Jacob is only left with memories of the stories he was told as a child, some photographs and his grandfather's mysterious last words. It seems the shock of what he saw is too great, so he is sent off to a pyschiatrist and then to a Welsh island, where his grandfather lived and where the photographs were taken. What he finds there surpasses even his wildest dreams.

The book was fantastic. It's a little bit too dark to be entirely YA, but it does center around teenagers. The images upset me, so that I couldn't read it by night (I'm easily scared), but when I picked it up in daylight I just couldn't put it down. It's creepy, just slightly on the verge of horror, and the end is action-packed. Definitely a change of pace from what I've been reading lately! Very enjoyable (though probably, for me, it would have been better without the pictures).

Currently reading

Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, The
Florence A. Marshall
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Pankaj Mishra
Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. 1
Thomas Malory, Janet Cowen, John Lawlor