There’s two weeks until the movie adaption of the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is in theaters and I cannot wait. To help the wait seem less long, here are four books to read if you loved Miss Peregrine’s.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
If you liked the vintage pictures and feel of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, you’ll love this Cat Winters novel. In the Shadow of Blackbirds follows teen Mary Shelley Black during the Spanish influenza epidemic. Mary has never believed in ghosts- until she sees one herself.
Compulsion by Martina Boone
Compulsion follows sarcastic teen Barrie who moves to a southern plantation after the death of her mother. Barrie goes to the plantation looking for closure, but instead finds herself at the center of a curse that’s plagued her family for generations. This will appeal to those who liked the beginning of Miss Peregrine’s, where Jacob travels to the coast of Wales after the death of his grandfather.
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
This creepy novel is filled with pictures of real abandoned asylums, which gives it a fantastically scary feel. If you enjoyed the chilling, almost horror but not quite feel of Miss Peregrine’s, you’ll love this.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
This debut is definitely on the more whimsical side, but if you liked the kids-with-superpowers aspect of Ransom Riggs’ novel, you’ll enjoy Magonia. It follows Aza, a strange teenage girl who finds out she’s part of a whole different world, one where she finally feels like she can belong.