Mini Review: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

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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.

The best way I can describe this book is a weird kind of comforting. I adored the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy, and it still holds a special place in my heart. Reading this book made me kind of see the trilogy as a main meal, and Tales as the dessert. Because it is short and sweet, and it offers a perfect anecdote to the main series.

I love how this book is ‘written’ by Millard, but is a completely new thing. So you can read this book without reading the trilogy, although I would recommend reading the main series first! But for those who have read the series, it was a lovely reminder of the character we adore.

Another thing I adored was the length of the stories. They fit a lot in for only around 20 pages each! I like the variation of subjects, too. I felt I had found something completely new and refreshing with each story.

This book was a lovely collection of morals! It’s an enjoying read that will fit in around your busy life.

☽ ☽ ☽ ☽
4 out of 5 moons

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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