Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
As I’ve said in the review I made for this book, I was utterly disappointed reading through the novel. Every premise of this novel screams a horror genre. And that has been the prime reason why I picked the book up. I’ve read the summary, and some reviews and all they said was that this is a bone-chilling book. Well then, I guess I have chosen the wrong reviews to read. It was a typical young adult fantasy book. Nothing about this book made me scared or at least creeped out. It did not even come close to the thrilling category. I kept reading hoping that maybe there would be a fearsome and scary twist, but my hope were crushed as I turned the last page.
Although I still cannot get over how unsatisfied I was with the actual theme of the story, the book was quiet good. When I got past my failed expectations and accepted that this one is another fantasy book, I was able to focus to the story more. Again, like what was mentioned in my review, this book is not the first of its kind with the children having supernatural powers like invisibility, levitation, etc. What made it good was that the author was able to come up with a story to connect those real, genuine and vintage photos, from various artists, included in the book. It gave the readers a clearer visual of the characters and the story itself. And for me, that was the most redeeming quality of the book.
[I’ve been a bit busy with my summer job and I need to catch up with my book challenge, so I will be posting again, for the two days I missed, today.]