Author: Ransom Riggs
Title:Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Narrator: Jesse Bernstein
Publication Info: Random House Audio, 2011
16-year-old Jacob travels to a remote Welsh island to learn more about the shelter that took in his grandfather during World War II. Through some mysterious encounters and time travel he learns that the children at this home were not just refugees, but have magical powers. It’s entertaining fluff and I’m mildly interested in finding out what happens next in the sequels, but I’m not sure if I’m going to invest the time.
Recommended books: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel