Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs & Cassandra Jean

Received for review.
Publisher: Yen Press
Published: October 29, 2013
Series: Miss Peregrine's #1
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Ransom Riggs' haunting fantasy bestseller adapted to a graphic novel! 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.

This was the first time I've ever read a graphic novel and I must say, I'm totally regretting not experiencing this genre until now! I'm so happy that Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel was my first dip into this new reading experience.

I loved when Jacob was with the peculiars that the illustrations would be in vibrant color versus the black and white pallet when he was outside of the loop. I thought it added a little something extra special to the book that showed how Jacob really comes alive when he's with his friends.

So many times during this graphic novel I found myself absorbed into Cassandra Jean's absolutely beautiful drawings. The color, style and just overall vibe did a seriously incredible job at capturing the overall peculiar feeling of the Miss Peregrine's series.

If I hadn't read Ransom Riggs' novel before reading the graphic novel I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much, but that's probably only because I loved Riggs' detailed writing and getting in-depth details about the characters.

I wasn't sure how I'd like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel, but I ended up totally loving it. The combination of Ransom Riggs authentic writing style and Cassandra Jean's incredible illustrations just completely blew me away. The graphic novel added a completely new view to the original book that I couldn't help but adore. This book is an awesome artistic addition to Riggs' writing that would be perfect for lovers of the original novel and even to someone who hasn't read the book, but loves (or wants to try out) graphic novels. I'll definitely be looking into other graphic novels by Cassandra Jean!

*I received this egalley from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the graphic novel so much, you were worried whether you'd like so many illustrations and so few words.

    1. Thank you!
      I really did enjoy it! I'll be curious to see if they do a graphic novel for the sequel too!