Congratulations to debut novelist and kt literary client Ransom Riggs, whose novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was officially released into the world yesterday! Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+ in its review, calling it “black and white and creepy all over,” and praising its “X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail”.
And the AP wrote:
Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography — the children of the orphanage were inspired by actual vintage photographs that are sprinkled throughout the book — to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. And while it has a decidedly young adult feel to it, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will assuredly please readers of all ages, particularly those who enjoy a healthy dose of gothic in their fiction.
Congrats, Ransom! To celebrate, as promised, a copy of the novel to the best question from last week’s Open Thread. While Mike’s question inspired a whole other blog post, I have to give the book to lalibrarylady86, who asked me about the shoes I was wearing when I first met Maureen Johnson. Lady, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and I’ll send a finished copy of Miss Peregrine to you as soon as I get one!
And if I haven’t already convinced you to watch Ransom’s chilling book trailer, may I interest you in the director’s cut?