Are you a fan of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series? How about the recent movie adaptation? If so, Tales of the Peculiar should be right up your alley! It is a compilation of short (peculiar) stories put together by the character, Millard Nullings. It even includes the origin of the peculiar like Miss Peregrine herself, the ymbrynes!
There's a lot to like about Tales of the Peculiar! For those unfamiliar with the series like myself, you don't get the feeling that you're missing vital information. Riggs' writing style is simple, enjoyable, and similar to something like Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I am familiar with. Not only are these stories entertaining, but they normally are meaningful. They teach us that, peculiar or not, we should have pride in who we are. To not feel that we should hide our true selves from others. Even if what we are is a reptilian princess. Or a giant living island.
Reviewed by Brandon B.