I’m getting real sick of WordPress’s nonsense. On the bright side, I managed to snag an ARC of this book at Yallwest, which was super exciting. I didn’t think I would get so lucky!


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Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 10, 2019

Synopsis

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.

Continue reading “Book Review: The Lady Rogue – Jenn Bennett”

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Book Review: Bellewether – Susanna Kearsley

I decided to remove whatever stuff I was talking about here in the intro, because right now, all I want to do is murder WordPress.

Layout change after layout change they think they’re making things better BUT THEY’RE NOT. THE LAYOUT OF EDITING ONLY GOT UGLIER AND UGLIER

AND I FINALLY CAN’T TAKE IT

BECAUSE THEY HAVE DISABLED SCROLLING DOWN A POST ON GOOGLE CHROME.

HOW THE SHIT AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE MY INTERNET LIFE WITHOUT SCROLLING!?!?!?$ER@#$R@

YOUR APP DOESN’T EVEN ALLOW EDITING AND JUST REDIRECTS ME TO THE WEBPAGE EDITOR ON CHROMES

Sorry. Back to the post.


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Name: Bellewether
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: August 7, 2018

Synopsis

It’s late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.

Continue reading “Book Review: Bellewether – Susanna Kearsley”

Book Review: Now I Rise (Ava)

This is Ava’s review posted in 2019. There is another version written by Joanne back in 2018: to check it out, click HERE.

I’m trying to get through all of the reviews I’ve been meaning to do for, like, three months, in one afternoon. We’ll see how that goes.


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Name: Now I Rise
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Synopsis

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

Continue reading “Book Review: Now I Rise (Ava)”

Book Review: And I Darken (Ava)

This is Ava’s review posted in 2019. There is another version written by Joanne back in 2017: to check it out, click HERE.

I’ve already talked a little bit about Kiersten White’s And I Darken, but this book introduced me to her writing, and so I definitely owe it a full review. I owe all of those books a full review, actually.


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Name: And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 28, 2016

Synopsis

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


Book Cover Comments

This cover is so pretty! I’m obsessed with the knife, and the petals of this flower. It goes along perfectly with the first sentence of the synopsis: Nobody expects a princess to be brutal. Well, nobody expects a flower to be freaking blown to pieces by a badass knife but here we are and it works perfectly. Only critique: MAKE KIERSTEN’S NAME BIGGER SHE DESERVES IT.


The Actual Review

When I picked up And I Darken for the first time, I didn’t really understand what I was going to be reading. I mistakenly assumed it was a YA Fantasy, which it most definitely is not (read the blurb kids, don’t make my mistakes). At the point that I bought this novel, I wasn’t reading much beyond YA Fantasy, so when I discovered it’s historical fiction, I was surprised, but not really turned off. I was definitely cautious, though, because it had been a while since I’d read historical fiction with enough of a twist to keep me interested.

Well.

And I Darken is a gender-bent tale of the life of Vlad the Impaler. If his title “The Impaler” doesn’t give you enough of a clue about the kind of guy ol’ Vlad was, let me leave you with this piece of information: he’s the dude who inspired the blood-sucking myths of Count Dracula.

And Kiersten White makes him a girl.

I was enchanted by this book. It starts off a little bit slow, but you learn to appreciate how much information we’re given in the beginning of And I Darken because there is a lot of history to get through, and given the fact that some of the names of places are different from what we call them today, it sometimes gets a little wonky, trying to remember all of that. Which is why you must pay attention to what’s going on in the beginning. Fortunately, the antics between Lada and Radu are enjoyable enough (and their dad is creepy enough) to offer a really nice buffer for the heaviness of the information.

Later in the book, we met Mehmed, who is the son of the sultan; he’s lonely, moody, and kind of Edgy, but something about him intrigues both Lada and Radu, so they all become friends. What’s really fascinating is that Kiersten is able to create a world that was so heavily drenched in side-windy politics and court functions, and bring it to us through kids’ eyes–but, like, the eyes of smart kids. Radu has a knack for picking up on all these courtly proceedings, Lada despises all of them, and Mehmed is the great mediator between them, so we’re given a really strong balance between the three characters.

When things start to pick up and Choices Must Be Made, I felt as though I was on the edge of my seat. I could’ve literally googled what generally went on during this time in history, but Kiersten keeps And I Darken so fresh (despite it being centuries old content), that you have to recognize this story will not be told anywhere else.

The book ends with something that I don’t consider a cliffhanger, but it definitely leaves you wanting to know more about what’s going on with these characters, and where they’ll end up. That’s Kiersten’s greatest gift with this book: you can’t help but fall in love with all of the characters, even though they’re polar opposites (I’m looking at you, Radu and Lada). Even Mehmed possesses a certain charm that makes me want to hug him and also punch him in the face (but not in an “I hate you” way, just in a “You’re fascinating and you exasperate me” way).

And I Darken quickly became one of my favorite reads of 2018, and the only thing that was negative about my reading experience was that it ended, and that it had taken me so long to find this book! I highly recommend snapping it up if you love political intrigue, girls with knives, lovable boys, and an absolutely incredible, high-stakes plot!

Book Review: Now I Rise – Kiersten White

Ohhhhh this is going to be a long day.

This is the dreadful monster that took me two whole months to actually finish the book.


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Name: Now I Rise
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Synopsis

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople and it s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines Radu longs for his sister s fierce confidence but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost. Continue reading “Book Review: Now I Rise – Kiersten White”

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco

STOP PROCRASTINATING


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Name: Hunting Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Little Brown // Jimmy Patterson
Release Date: September 19, 2017

Synopsis

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again. Continue reading “Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco”

Book Review: Wolf Hollow – Lauren Wolk

I never even knew this book was Historical Fiction, Middle Grades, a Goodreads Choice Awards nominee, and a historical fiction book until I did some research.

Yes people my dad thought this was interesting, held it up to my face in Waterstones during our trip in London, the word “Wolf” made me think it was fantasy, bought it, turned out unexpected. Whew. That was a ride.


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Name: Wolf Hollow
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publisher(s): Corgi (1st: Dutton Books)
Release Date: May 3, 2016

Synopsis

Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle’s calm world is shattered, along with everything she’s ever known about right and wrong.

When Betty accuses gentle loner Toby – a traumatised ex-soldier – of a terrible act, Annabelle knows he’s innocent. Then Betty disappears . . .

Now Annabelle must protect Toby from the spiralling accusations and hysteria, until she can prove to Wolf Hollow what really happened to Betty.

Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.


Book Cover Comments

 

A simplistic theme, small hills under the bright full moon on a bright blue night definitely fits the 1940’s or 1950’s villages (its this era right, correct me if I’m wrong) perfectly, as well as the fact that it is historical fiction.


The Review

This is indeed an unforgettable story.

The ending is pretty devastating and unexpected.

Not glossed over, something that reflects true reality of the times in America back in the days (yes Wolf Hollow exists somewhere in the US of A), the brutal and beautiful ending just lets readers pause at the very end and think about of the people back in the days.

When those who are being accused cannot be cleared of their crimes immediately if they are innocent, and how people tend to judge a book by its cover very easily. Without knowing a person well enough, it might cause consequences and endings where one expects the least.

Yes, I don’t sympathise and connect real deeply with a 12 year old kid. So I just made Annabelle 16 years old with a 12 year old intellect. Go me. So I really like Annabelle for the fact that she stands up to her own opinion and believes in her instincts to what she believes. And the fact that because she is a 12 year old, her child behaviour, purity and naivety is what plays such a big role in her character, because she does not see the constant worries of the adults. She sees what she sees and believe in what she believes, so that she could protect Toby, and so that she can be determined to figure out what caused these accusations, and what is the truth behind this. (For Pete’s Sake I think I’m tying in my class notes from Lolita)

And when Annabelle, despite being afraid, wasn’t startled by the stories that Toby shared with her, and at the same time, embraced Toby because she knows that he has been through hard times, and that he needs someone to lend a shoulder to cry on. (don’t take this previous sentence literally. I mean it in a metaphorical way.) Children, like me, at an age of 12 could be very curious creatures about the World. But Annabelle, despite her age, knows those times where she shouldn’t be asking questions and the fact that she needs to keep quiet at certain times.
I really like that aspect about her that respects other people.
Unlike me trololol

Not sure if the author is fond of photography, but the idea of bringing in photography, especially with the fact that it was so scarce in the old days, so that it could capture single moments and bring you back there, as well as possibly finding evidence, its just, ah. Tbh this book is really deep in the sense that I could analyse this like Lolita (shut up Joanne don’t ruin your reader’s lives by bringing up Lolita one more time), with the themes, personalities of characters etc.
And when these photographs just mean way more than these, when its most important meaning in the book is to act as capturing a moment of memory…

And while this book might not be thrilling or exciting or anything, if you enjoy a simple but devastating piece that ties in with a town that doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, or if you’re simply not feeling fantasy, romance, but just pure “lost, loneliness, hollow” (50% ROLL CREDITS), do try picking up Wolf Hollow and checking it own.


AGE GROUP SUGGESTION HAS NO BOUNDARY PEOPLE
I CAN READ MIDDLE GRADES DESPITE MY PREFERRED GENRE BEING YOUNG ADULT, AND SO CAN YOU!

 

Book Review: And I Darken – Kiersten White

This will be an interesting one to write.

NOTE that there might be some negative opinions in this review, but it is purely my opinion, and i absolutely mean no harm.


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Name: And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher(s): Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 28, 2016

Synopsis

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


Book Cover Comments

Yea, it was mainly because of the cover that I was attracted to this book.

The lavender/lilac purple contrasts super nicely with the background, which is, obviously, black. And the piercing of the blade is really cool as well. Though maybe it’ll be more natural if the petals weren’t all bundled up down there, and just flying around will be gorgeous as ever.


The Review

Now, at one point, actually no. Take 2.

Since chapter 5, I had the idea of basically speeding up the reading pace of this book by one day, doing a giveaway of this book because I wasn’t interested at all.

Yes.

I’ve had mixed feelings before I got into this book, mainly due to the fact that I haven’t enjoyed another book I read by Kiersten, which is The Chaos of Stars, an Egyptian mythology inspired book. I thought it kind of turned the mythology into something totally odd and different, and despite me loving a few romantic scenes, it wasn’t my thing. If you guys have watched Jesse the Reader’s I forgot which video, he mentioned that he had a love hate relationship with Kiersten’s books as well. I guess that’s kind of me.

So that gave a little backing to why I was real worried about this book when I first tried to pick it up.

Of all honesty, I actually found the beginning part, which is the birth of Lada and Radu really kinda, boring? Unnecessary? Like its not what I want from here? And when it turns out they were sent off to enemy country when Lada was 13 and Radu was like 10 or smt, I was like “what in the world that young?”

So yea, a lot of negativity built up, and then the fact that Radu kinda hated on Christianity (not that i’m 100% religious in terms of Christianity. I hv a love hate relationship with it too) was kinda asdfghjkl

Beef here, beef there, fueds here, fueds there. In the beginning, despite me knowing Lada is not stupid, I found her extremely annoying, and yea. Beast like. Not that I need her to be extremely dainty and feminine, but like, yea.


 

So why did I end up finishing this book, and deciding to keep it on my shelf?

That my friend, is what I’m going to talk about below.


When everyone finally reaches a decent age of Young Adult, aka 16/17/18, things, started getting interesting and out of hands. A very unbelievable and unexpected love triangle romance was occurring, and so this is where the true and best beef started. I seriously couldn’t deal with much of the battle and war going on, though that is also a key item that pushed the romance around, so I’ll forgive that.

Though through this romance, I still have to say Lada is overly headstrong when opportunities are right in front of her, and just because of her pride, she threw away that opportunity given to her. Though whenever Lada feels jealous, I’m actually with her, mainly because I don’t like harems, and Lada doesn’t like harems. That’s probably the only thing the two of us share in common.

And yes, this is a really character driven story, with everything mainly surrounding Lada and Radu, maybe mostly Lada, but Radu plays an equally important role, as both of them have this sort of interesting love hate relationship (how many times have I used this term by now), and the fact that they hate each other, but at least would want to be by each other’s side.

The ending decision that Lada make was really interesting, and when I thought about it, I struggled a lot between the two options that she was given, and that really ends the book with satisfaction, unsinning all the sins that was in the first half of this book! (I’m sorry I’m being a CinemaSin jerk here. I don’t seriously mean all of this)


Now, I don’t do much research nor do I know much about history regarding the Ottoman Empire and Vlad the Impaler, but I believe it was quite an interesting decision to write a story where Vlad is a girl, aka Lada, and the story on Vlad’s brother, Radu the Handsome, is emphasied more instead of being brushed off as a nobody.


Overall, I’ll give this book a fair to oh wow! If you, dear reader, don’t mind having a love hate relationship in the first half of the book, and is willingly to stand till the second half and enjoy all the juicy beef, then do please read this book. I’ll be looking forward to its sequel, Now I Rise, which is releasing Summer 2017!

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

Ugh I need to stop procrastinating and get back on schedule. With everything. Reading, book blogging, and BookTubing. Especially BookTube.


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Name: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Little Brown // Jimmy Patterson
Release Date: September 20, 2016

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.


Book Cover Comments

You know what’s agonizing about book covers? Is that when you look at the credits and you see “Shutterstock”. Sorry if this sounds dissastified, but this liteally applies to all books which has “Shutterstock” XD

But I love it. The fact that she’s in this elegant emerald gown that increases that royal feeling, as well as the fact that her red lips are actually so contrasting. The knife she’s holding? Perfect match with her grin.


The Actual Review

So right after I finished this book, I was actually creeped out, I told my dad I might need a sleepover at his room Despite me being Sixteen.

Nah. I didn’t.

So one thing I totally love about this book is how sometimes it includes ancient images into it: all of them related to the context of the book where it’s placed, some even so creepy that I don’t understand why I was holding this book at all. So if you can’t do grotesque, I suggest you not pick up this book so soon. It’s quite hazardous and is actually a good book for Halloween.

And because this is a historical fiction, it really reflects how woman are seen and powered during the Victorian period where Jack the Ripper was active, and how modern authors infuse their own human rights and thoughts into this entire book, and that’s what I seriously love about it, is to grant a certain power and knowledge to women so that they, might be the main character of the story.

This adaptation of Stalking Jack the Ripper definitely puts you on a plot twist you can never imagine. You might think you can find this Jack the Ripper somewhere on Wikipedia and find some connections with any of the characters in the book. Nope. Jack the Ripper is shrouded in mystery until the very end, and I have to say, there was one other I won’t spoil you-Halloween element that was added into this book that showed me Kerri’s love for that element, as well as an interesting plot to it.

Though it might be something predictable, the fact that these two things were infused made things certainly interesting.

Though I wasn’t too excited when the book first begun, because I found the back of the HC, which said “I was the girl who loved the ripper”, would be that our protagonist, Audrey Rose, actually found the Ripper and stayed by his side. Geez me and my romance ships. So I thought it would be more of a book surrounding Audrey Rose and the Ripper, but then it turns out that it’s surrounding Audrey Rose finding out Who the Ripper is, so I guess I was slightly disappointed, but when Kerri decided to introduce a Seer into the story, he just brought me back by adding that element of paranormal.

And yes. The description in this book is 100% grotesque, and all of the Jack the Ripper things are exactly as what you can find on the internet, and that is what makes this book remain it’s original taste, while adding a new flavour to it with it’s special twists.


A definite read for Halloween to creep the hell out of yourself, Stalking Jack the Ripper is a wonderful book that leaves you shaken until the very end.

Book Review: Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs

One of the best physical books ever, with the most peculiar credits and author picture, as well as that beautiful fabric jacket and shimmering golden vines.


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Name: Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: September 3, 2016

Synopsis

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.


Book Cover Comments

Classy, pretty, that gold shine on that velvet green, I like it!


The Actual Review

This book is super cool, beginning in the way where Millard (character from the main series) is sort of the collector of tales for the so-called re-editioned Tales of the Peculiar. Millard has an author profile page for himself, and this book has the most amusing copyright credits whatsoever you call that page thing. Syndrigast publishing my goodness. I was like wait what, WOAH.

So Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of some of the best tales from the original rare story-only-existing “Tales of the Peculiar” which is three volumes and heavy as hell. I absolutely love the idea of this book, because we get to experience what its like to read the Tales of the Peculiar with the book in our hands. The gorjass pages also makes the flipping way more fun and amusing I know I’m not making any sense at all.

In the actual series, (all reviews can be found in my review page), there were two tales mentioned, one being Cuthbert, the other being St. Paul’s Cathedral one. In this recollection, Millard decides to take another telling of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was really interesting instead of repeating whatever we have in the original series, giving us a new sample of what the story came out as in different generations of peculiars. Cuthbert story, because it meant a lot in the series, was kept its original way, with an additional ending by Millard at the end, which was really lovely.

This book is a wonderful read at anytime of the series, as well as being a standalone novel itself. Of course you won’t understand who Millard is, but this book is basically my Peculiar Aesop’s Fables, and I absolutely love more of this world building of Peculiardom, as well as a trip to discover many more different peculiarities and perspectives of one’s story.