Synopses & Reviews
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
was the surprise best seller of 2011 — an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly
called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
"[F]ans will be thrilled to know that the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is as hauntingly sinister as the first and is unequivocally worth the wait. It's a rare sequel that improves on the series' beginning....A must-read!" RT Book Reviews
"[A] tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the...peculiar." Kirkus Reviews
"Riggs has created a fresh and original world in these Peregrine novels, with likable, quirky characters and a very readable style." Library Journal Xpress Review
About the Author
Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures (Harper Collins, 2012) and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Quirk, 2008). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.