The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton

Released: 2016   Run time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Synopsis:

“When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.” Continue reading “The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

★★★★★

Pages: 352   Price: £9.00   Published: 2011   Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb:

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-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 decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s 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.”
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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden

★★★★

Pages: 525   Price: £8.00   Published: 2010   Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Blurb:

“Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny – Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin. Ezio’s quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even in the ranks of the brotherhood itself.” Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden”

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 187   Price: £9.00   Published: 1902   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Story, Mystery

Blurb:

“‘He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. But I did – some little distance off, but fresh and clear’ ‘Footprints?’ ‘Footprints’ ‘A man’s or a woman’s?’ Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice shrank almost to a whisper as he answered. ‘Mr. Holmes, they were footprints of a gigantic hound!'” Continue reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

★★★★★

Pages: 368   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Harlequin Mira
Genre: Thriller, Young Adult, Suspense

Blurb:

“In an apartment in downtown Chicago, Quinn Collins wakes up to discover her flatmate Esther has disappeared. Quinn searches in vain for clues but the only thing she finds is a discarded letter addressed to ‘My Dearest’. Alex Gallo works in a coffee shop in a tourist town on the shores of Lake Michigan. When a mysterious woman turns up, the teenager is drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush soon spirals into something more sinister. As Quinn wonders about her friendship with Esther, and Alex falls under the strangers spell, both must question how well you can ever really know another person. And how can you  be sure that they are telling the truth?” Continue reading “Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica”

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Echo Burning (Jack Reacher 5) by Lee Child

★★★★★

Pages: 572   Price: £8.00   Published: 2001 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

“Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in jail. When he comes out, he’s going to kill her. Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.”
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