The peculiar thing about this book is that it's presented as a horror, when it's actually a fantasy. Putting that deception aside, we discover a well meaning character, Jacob, who after witnessing his grand-father's murder, must accept that maybe, just maybe Gramps stories about bizarre children were true.
The middle is slow paced as he mourns his grand-father and then sets off to meet all the children -- Emma in particular -- and enter their eerie world. Jacob is an intrepid boy, who proves to be just as brave as his grand-father. Also just as bizarre. Does he belong with the children?
|Peregrine, National Geographic|
With the open ending, the question whether we'll have a second book kept eating at me. But alas, Ransom Riggs has confirmed on Twitter that there will be a sequel. If I happen to see a peregrine flying around, I'll be sure to ask when.