Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Book vs Movie

Last year me and Sophie hosted the Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children read-along for Halloween. We both absolutely loved the book and was excited to read it ahead of the movie release. The movie stars the likes of Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson and Eva Green. It was released late September 2016 and was a box office smash hit. With the release of the DVD in a few days, i have pulled together some of my thoughts on the movie and books.

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Top 5 Spooky Settings

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Halloween is officially upon us! Less than a week to go until the creepy event, so this weeks Top 5 Wednesday is our top 5 spooky settings in novels. This can be anything from a place a little strange to weird or eerie. We absolutely adore creepy settings in novels and something that will truly put us on edge. Here are our top 5 spooky settings that we love.

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Upcoming Film Adaptations

Every so often we like to do an update on upcoming film adaptations (look out for a TV one soon, its coming!) As someone who loves books and films, I love looking into what is going to be adapted! Even though some can be awful failures that I like to pretend don’t exist, many adaptations bring a new and interesting light to a story. They also show some  aspects we just can’t get from novels, like brilliant actors and beautiful scores and soundtracks. Here are some adaptations that are coming in the next couple of months! Continue reading

Movie Adaptations in 2016

2016 is set to bring us a whole heap of exciting movies that have been based on books. I’m not usually the kind of person who gets excited about movie releases, however there are some incredible books this year that I cannot wait to be brought to life on screen! Here’s a list of some of the most exciting ones that are due to be released in 2016 so you can get a head start and read the novels!

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MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS REVIEW!

Title: Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: 26th August 2013

Pages: 368

Summery : A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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HALLOWEEN READ-ALONG DAY SIX – MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS

We are nearly at the end of our Halloween read-along!! Day six already!

I haven’t been able to read much today so I don’t have lots to really post about, but I thought I would round up my favourite and least favourite parts so far. Continue reading

HALLOWEEN READ-ALONG DAY FIVE – MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS

Over the last few days I’ve not had that much productive time to read. Hopefully this is going to change in the next few days, and I will definitely get it done for the deadline day! Because of this, not much has changed in the story since I last wrote a post a few days ago – but that doesn’t mean that I’m not enjoying what is happening at the moment.

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