Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shelf Candy Saturday (8)





The Sunday Edition

Sorry I'm a day late (and a dollar short) with my SCS post this week, I'm on vacation in NYC this week and did not prepare before I left...the Girl Scouts would be so disappointed!

So...in the spirit of the Halloween season, I thought I would feature a spooky but amazing cover for the next few weeks. With just a smidge of further ado, here we go:


First, you should run on over to Five Alarm Book Reviews (the creators of this fun meme) and check out more awesome covers!
Our first creepy cover for this month is from Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:
It took me awhile to notice that she is hovering ever-so-slightly above the ground...



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.

Miss Peregrine's also features about two dozen more spooky photographs than just the one on the cover. Riggs liked to collect them from yard sales and swap meets. The pictures form somewhat of an outline for the novel and each one asks more questions than can be answered. The pictures are all vintage and the photographers unknown, their peculiar mysteries are lost to time.

I couldn't find them all, but here are a few for you to check out:

Of course, this one is extra-chilling, thanks to the graveyard setting...
Creepy clowns!!!!!
The pictures are curiously creepy and great and the book is really good as well. If you haven't read it yet, I highly suggest you check it out.

Well that's it for this week, friends! Don't forget to get on over to Five Alarm Book Reviews!

5 comments:

  1. Great choice! The over is creepy enough, but to know there are other photos inside....yipes! The book does sound good, though (and I don't usually go for scary books!)

    Amanda

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  2. I haven't read this book, but I have flipped through it several times. I love the unique way of using photos to tell a part of the story. Some of the pictures are just so haunting. Great choice for an October Shelf Candy.

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  3. That cover is pretty creepy! Hope you have fun in NY! :D
    -Heather@BookStacksOnDeck

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  4. Ohhh, Miss Peregrine! I have it too and can't wait to read it. o: Looks awesome! And creepy. ._. Enjoy!

    My IMM!

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  5. I love this cover! Have seen it on a few blogs and everyone always has good things to say
    Kris

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