Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mini Review- Tales of the Peculiar


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. 



Tales of the peculiar are short stories from the wonderful world created by Ransom Riggs. While I have been slack regarding reading Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, I had no trouble diving into this. His previous books are not enforced pre-requisites for these spooky and sometimes haunting tales of peculiar myth and morals.

There are 10 stories all up and for me there were a few standouts. By far though the first story of the book, ‘The Splendid Cannibals’ was my favorite, with a good dose of creepiness and a great lesson to be considered about greed.

This is a great addition to the world created by Ransom Riggs, but you could easily get into this book with no prior knowledge of his series. The entire book reads like a compilation of fairytales, similar to something like the Grimm tales, but with a ‘peculiar’ twist to it. 

My Rating 4/5

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