Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

The stories in Tales of the Peculiar are referenced in the Miss Peregrine books since most Peculiars grow up hearing them. The Splendid Cannibals is just odd (though sometimes funny and always interesting). The Fork-Tongued Princess has a good moral about human (or Peculiar) nature. The First Ymbryne tells how loops got started. The Woman Who Befriended Ghosts is a sweet love story. Cocobolo tells Peculiars to embrace their gifts even if they seem like a curse sometimes. The Pigeons of Saint Paul’s was my least favorite of the stories and just kind of tells everyone to get along. The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares really kept my attention and explained why sometimes you shouldn’t try to save everyone else. The Locust is a nice story of loving family members no matter what. The Boy Who Could Hold Back the Sea warns of the consequences of using Peculiar abilities in front of Normals, but also the joy of finding someone else like you. The Tale of Cuthbert is the story most known by Miss Peregrine fans since it tells of the beginning of Miss Wren’s Menagerie. The stories read fast and give more depth to the Peculiar world. I high recommend it to all Miss Peregrine fans!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 87
Pages Read in 2016: 22,760
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)

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