Ransom Riggs’s 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. (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Turning a book into a graphic novel is not always smooth. The art might not fit how you imagined the characters, it might stray from the plot, it might push important characters in the background, or all three (coughpercyjacksoncough). But this was easily the best book-to-graphic novel adaption I’ve read. It stayed true to the book, all the characters looked how I imagined them, and everyone was there!
It’s weird but cool, like the original, and still peppered with the creepy vintage photos.
But anyways, I love Kamala Khan. She’s sweet, she writes Avenger’s fanfiction, she’s a nerd, and she really wants to do the right thing, whatever that may be. She’s easily becoming one of my favorite Marvel characters, and I really thing that she deserves to be more well know than she is, because she really is a fantastic character.
So, I don’t really know how to review graphic novels, and this is a first for me. I’ll sum them both down into one sentence. “They are both fantastic, and I loved ’em”.
Also, I found out that Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi are married. Why did I not know this? How did I not know this? When I get married I want to have a writer husband…he’ll understand my crazy dietary habits and sleep schedule. And he won’t freak out like someone did when I ask how to remove a bullet from someone’s shoulder.
I love to torture my poor characters.
And in other news, I changed my blog around a bit. New theme, new color scheme…what do you think of it?