Tales of the Peculiar

I picked up this collection of short stories before reading the actually series. I honestly enjoyed the movie but was hesitant to read the books out of fear of ruining the movie. (Because the book is always better) So I decided to pick up the collection of short stories first and see if it spikes my interest.

I enjoyed the writing style of Ransom Riggs. And I found the stories original and captivating and thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I love the idea of adding folklore and legends to fantasy worlds, and then making those stories available for readers to enjoy.

I do feel I need to note with fair warning from both author and publisher, these stories are what they refer to as Peculiar. The characters are Peculiar and therefore the endings are unconventional. This is definitely everyone’s cup of tea. But if you are peculiar and enjoy peculiar stories I highly recommend picking this up.

This is not for the conservative reader. But a great place to start if you are looking to leave your comfort zone.


A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.

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. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar–the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops–first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all book lovers.

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