Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Ransom Riggs has done it again. Let me first start off by saying that the book itself is gorgeous, and the artwork is just beautiful. This book was one of the only books I’ve been this excited to read. So much that I was the first one at the bookstore, and had to specifically ask for it from the stockroom! I will attempt to do a small review so I don’t give away anything! I definitely don’t want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn’t read it, or read the other three in the peculiar series.
Tales of the Peculiar was first mentioned in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, where it was said that the book contained secrets of hidden loops and other information (that I will not go into for sake of spoilers) to help other peculiars. This wonderful book of fairy tales is narrated by none other than Millard Nullings himself, which for those of you that have read the previous books know that he was very fond of. The tales take us through (as the description says) wealthy cannibals, fork-tongued princesses and Giants who become familiar to those of us who have read the peculiar series. The tales, in a way, begin to fill in some holes that the series may have left for us by telling us about the ymbrines and how they came to be, etc.
Riggs definitely has a way of capturing his audience with wonderful imagination, and this book was all I hoped it would be.
I’d definitely give this book 5/5 stars!