Review: Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trigger Warnings: Animal death; Cannibalism; Death of a father; Drowning

This small collection of short stories perfectly accompanies the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. Therefore I think that any fans of the main series should definitely read this book. Not all of the stories are directly relevant to Jacob’s adventures, but I found it interesting to learn more about Peculiardom.

I recommend reading Tales of the Peculiar after Library of Souls, as this is the order that the books were published in (and how they sit on my bookshelf). I think of this as it’s what the author wants you to ‘know’ before each book, if that makes sense? You may have noticed that I didn’t take this advice when writing my reviews for this series – I bought A Map of Days at the end of 2019, so I completely forgot about Tales of the Peculiar when I finished Library of Souls.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I think that maybe the stories would have been a bit more gripping if they all related back in some way to the main series. Nonetheless though, this was really interesting to read and I’d definitely recommend it to any fans of the main series.

Have you read this book? Please comment your thoughts if you have.

This brings me to the end of reviewing this series – but I will be returning to review this series later in the year, once I am able to get a copy of The Conference of the Birds. Next week, I will be starting a series of reviews on another series… comment if you have any ideas of what it could be….

Thank you for reading this post. On Wednesday, I will be reviewing my favourite dystopian books.



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