Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday(1): Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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.

My Teaser:
"He slipped me another photo. Once I'd had a moment to look at it, he said, So? What do you see? A little girl? And? She's wearing a crown. He tapped the bottom of the picture. What about her feet? I held the snapshot closer. The girl's feet weren't touching the the ground. But she wasn't jumping--she seemed to be floating in air. My jaw fell open."
                                        -Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs
This went up a little late but oh well bettter late than never. =]

Til next time,

Thanks for reading my first Teaser Tuesday and Don't forget to follow. =]

Happy Reading

-Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer


  1. Very interesting teaser! Floating children . . .

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/teaser-tuesday-unnatural/

  2. Good teaser! I have this one on my TBR list! I checked at our library though for it and they didn't have it.

    Here's our teasers: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-teaser-bond-bottom-of-33rd.html

  3. Congrats on your first teaser tuesday :)

    Come visit MotherLode’s teaser!