Breaking the Spine. It's time to learn what books other folks are anxiously awaiting to read. Last week, I chose a heavy topic: Sexual abuse. It looks like a lot of people were afraid to tackle that one, but I'm a renegade. I work with a lot of deviant behavior. I can take it. This week, it's the bizarre. I received this book from the publisher and it is seriously creepy. Let's look at the blurb on the back on the book...
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.
When I looked at the cover, I was a little creeped out. I'm telling you, that doesn't do justice to the freaky photographs on the inside of the book. The novel is full of them. They're vintage photographs and they look so real. I'm not totally convinced that they're not. I guess it t could be trick photography, but it makes you think twice when looking at them. I believe they're actually old photographs.There is a major spook factor going on. This is one author I want to interview! I'll be frank with you, I'm a little afraid to read it and this is from someone who saw Insidious and found that to be high on the fright scale (see my post about it). Regardless, I still look forward to finding out exactly what this story is about and how those freaky photographs connect. If nothing else, the book is worth getting just to look at the photography. Anyone else in the blogoshere prepared to be creeped out? Mehahahaha......
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs releases June 7, 2011.