YA Highway‘s Road Trip Wednesday asks today, What was the best book you read in July? I’ve been on a bit of a Lois McMaster Bujold kick for nearly the entire month (which means I’ve read 1 1/3 of her long, Vorkosigan science fiction sagas). I do recommend Ms. Bujold, both for her fantasy and science fiction. She writes a great story and wonderful characters.
So, since I’ve been Bujolding up a storm, the only YA book I’ve read in July is the marvelous Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (isn’t that a great author name?). There is a Groundhog Day-like premise (the movie, not the annual tradition), but it’s done in such a fresh and, well, peculiar way, it makes for a riveting read. Its mix of present day world and British WW2 setting also contributes to this fantastic story.
As I mentioned in my Goodreads review, my only real complaint about the book is that darn it, there’s no sequel available. It ends with more loose ends than an unraveling afghan. Only the main story line is tied up. The book is just begging for a follow up. Anyone out there know of plans for a Peculiar book two? I’d love to hear about it.