This trilogy is a mystery/fantasy novel and our main man is Jacob Portman. He has suffered from severe night terrors throughout his life and now has lost the most important family member he ever had in his life, his grandfather Abe Portman. He sadly got attacked by animals and Jacob found him right before the last breath, and his last words turned out to be a cryptic message for Jake. Those words paired with a letter Jake found from a Ms. Peregrine lead Jake and his father to an island in Wales, which we know as Abe’s old home. There Jacob learns about his grandfather’s past and how that intertwines into Jacob’s present. This has the unique integration of photographs to coincide with the story and quite literally brings the story to life. The writing style is so marvelous, it just holds onto you and never lets go. So far I have only read the first two books, however I am going to finish the last book hopefully very soon.
Ransom Riggs has wiggled his way into my top ten authors I have ever read. This isn't saying much, but it’s something. Most authors really bore me when they go into long tangents that are just describing one thing, and that for me is a total bore and I skip over that really quickly, but what he does is try to make you read the descriptions of everything because either they will be very important to the story later on, or are phrases just instantly make you connect to his vision and what he is seeing. There is an unique style in his book, where he likes to take things he likes and want to share and as to not overwhelm people with his ideas, he just weaves everything into one big concise entity. -M