Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is the first book that I have read for R.I.P number seven. I have to say that I both liked and did not like this book. I know that is a very confusing statement but let me explain. This book was great on so many levels and it could have been better on all of those levels.
The mythology of the book is a very neat idea, the idea of Peculiars and the ones who take care of them. The monsters hunting them, and how they are protected by ones like Miss Peregrine. That idea and how it was put together could have been so well done, and it started out that way. Then somewhere something got lost. I do not know if it was that I felt no connection to the main character, he was spoiled and a brat. Or if I was hoping for just a mystery/adventure/fantasy book and instead it turned into a romance. The Romance seemed to be just tossed in there almost as if it had to be.
I wish that the author had taken that next step to make it scary, to make it more. I am not sure what the book for me was missing, but it was missing something. I know that this book is the first in a series. I wish that it had been a standalone book. I miss stand alone books.
I will read the next book in hopes that the author takes it to that next level. However, I will wait to get it from the library.