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Book Birthday: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

“A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”
Let me begin by stating that I rarely get scared by a book. Now I am not saying that this book necessarily scared me but the creepy factor on this one is right on up there for all of you lovers of all things that go “bump in the night”. This is probably one of the more unsettling books I have ever read and rightly so considering it’s subject matter at times.  Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is jarring for many reasons but the main one for me was the tying in of the true horrors of history with the paranormal. Monsters may not scare many when written about on the page of a book but who can deny the fear of true life events that cost millions of lives. Secondly the connection of the story and the photographs truly makes this book. Usually my imagination can top almost anything visually offered to me in a book but in this case I think the photographs truly help tell the story in a way that would not be possible without them. Undeniably odd and unique, this is one book you don’t want to miss and probably won’t be able to since everyone will be talking about it.
Part horror , part historical and part fantasy, Ransom Riggs has created a story that will sweep you away to another place. The question is do you want to go there?  Every family has secrets but some have horrors of fantastical nature lurking in their past.
Reading in bed at night with this one is the only way to go.
Book Giveaway

Thanks to the superbly generous Quirk Books three lucky readers of Stiletto Storytime will win their very own copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and a promotional poster. Giveaway ends midnight EST June 14, 2011. US and Canada address only please. Winners will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

To enter simply watch the creepy trailer for this book (you will not regret it) and leave a comment below letting me know why you want to read it? What has caught your eye? And just so you know the movie rights have already been purchased by 20th Century Fox so get ready for this book to also hit the big screen sometime in the future.

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Dewey’s Read-A-Thon Mini-Challenge

Classic/Paranormal Tome Challenge

Welcome Dewey read-a-thon participants to Stiletto Storytime and a mini-challenge for this hour! You are all doing so well and indulging in some terrific books whether they be classics or paranormal or maybe even a combination of both. Recently we have seen an influx of books that bring together classical literature and something of the supernatural or otherworldly. SO… what better idea for a challenge than for you to come up with your own?

Quirk Classics has become well known for such titles as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Android Karenina and the newest soon to be released The Meowmorphosis. So what do you think their next classic mash up should be? Well…that is your challenge if you choose to accept it.

Tell us below in a comment: include your title and a brief description. Also leave an e-mail at which to contact you if you are our lucky winner. One winner will be chosen at random to receive a Quirk Classics prize pack that will include all three Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Android Karenina and The Meowmorphosis.

The Meowmorphosis will be released May 10, 2011.

Good Luck and Happy Read-a-thon Reading from Stiletto Storytime & Quirk Classics.

And the twisted winner is…

Erin from Erin Reads.

If you want a nice chuckle here were a few of my personal favorite title entries:

Oliver Twisted: “Please, sir, I want some more brains.”

Gone with the Werewolves: “We all know Rhett Butler is a rogue. But did you know he’s also a werewolf?

Scarlett is about to find out…”

Ethan Frome Hell: “Ethan Frome is a tortured man but not why you think;

He’s actually part demon trying to redeem his dark past!”

Thanks to all who entered the mini-challenge and happy read-a-thon reading!

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