January 2017 Wrap-Up

9460487Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, book 1)

Rating:  ★★★★★
Reading Dates:  January 9 – 12
Read Count:  2
Favorite Thing:  The books Jake finds when he explores the bombed shell of the home. He remarks the titles of ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘The Secret Garden’. I laughed so hard I lost my place!
Least Favorite Thing:  Jake does not think about things enough! He supposedly went over his grandfather’s last words constantly, but he doesn’t catch when people say things that might allude back to it? That freaking apple rots overnight into dust and his reaction is literally: “puzzled, I shrugged it off and went out”! What the hell, Jake!?

If you love adventure and amazing descriptive language in your novels, this is definitely a book (and series) you need to read. I genuinely had to pause several times just to absorb the imagery. (And once to scrub my brain of the mental image presented by the imagery…)
If you saw the movie and decided this book wasn’t worth reading, I urge you to reconsider.

My Posts About Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
(Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, book 2)
Rating:  ★★★★☆
Reading Dates:
  January 12 – 14
Read Count:  2
Favorite Thing:  “Nowhere am I deadlier than in a field of wildflowers,” Hugh said, enjoying the attention.
(Also can we talk about how cute Fiona and Hugh are? She grew flowers for his bees so they could kiss! I’m dyingggg!)
Least Favorite Thing:  The menagerie… Something about the peculiar animals just… Bleh…

My Posts About Hollow City


Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
(Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, book 3)
Rating:  ★★★★☆
Reading Dates:
  January 14 – 23
Read Count:  1
Favorite Thing:  Jacob’s Hollow!!!! Precious little killing machine!
Least Favorite Thing:  The defeated feeling it gave me around halfway through… I accept that adventure novels have to have a “progress, set back, progress, set back” sort of rhythm, but sometimes it gets to a point where it feels like more set backs than progress and it leaves me feeling hopeless. Luckily, it didn’t last too long in this book, so don’t let that be what keeps you from reading it.

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The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable
(The Chanters of Tremaris, book 1)
Rating:  ★★★★☆
Reading Dates:  January 24 – 27
Read Count:  2
Favorite Thing:  Talk shit get…..all the saliva in your mouth frozen solid.
Least Favorite Thing:  Trout whines too damn much… (And Samis gloats too damn much…)

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