And I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect. The general consensus was, “Good book, shit ending” so I was kind of weary, but still, the book looked so interesting that I couldn’t resist it. I’ve been meaning to read this book for several years but something always stopped me. Whether it was wanting to read something else first or forgetting about it when I finally went to the bookstore. But I saw it at Walmart at a discounted price a few weeks ago so I thought, “Now or never.”
I technically started the book exactly a week ago (well, a week and one day ago) but I only read about 50 pages, then ignored it until yesterday, whereupon I read nearly all of it and finished it up today. That’s normally how I read books though, honestly. Even the ones I love. Sequels are the only things I swallow.
To quickly recap this clusterfuck of a plot: Jacob Portman’s grandpa had some crazy stories about magic, monsters and supernatural children. Everyone thought he was insane. One day, Jacob gets a frantic call from grandpa asking where his guns are being kept. When he goes to make sure his grandpa’s okay, HOHO! HE’S DEAD IN THE WOODS UNDER THE LOOMING FORM OF A MONSTER. Jacob’s traumatized, his parents are worried, stuff happens, and he finds a letter his grandpa saved from a weird lady named Miss Peregrine, so Jacob goes to Wales to untangle the mysteries of grandpa’s past. More stuff happens, he follows a firebending girl into a bog, and finds a house. And there he meets, well, peculiar children. And as one would imagine, shit goes down.
This is super abridged so I’m obviously leaving out some key info, but that’s the gist of it. XD
Spoilers under the cut. Probably.