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13 of the Best ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Quotes to Celebrate Ransom Riggs’ Birthday

In celebration of Ransom Riggs’ forty-second birthday, here are some of the best quotes from 'Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.' Hopefully, they will inspire you to embrace your peculiar nature and remind you that you are extraordinary, not ordinary.

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New Releases in Fantasy This Week!

It’s a good week to read some Fantasy novels! These five fantasy novels are some great ones to add to your TBR. A good fantasy novel is always a great find, and we love to escape into these amazing worlds and become part of an amazing story.

 

1. Woven into Moonlight, by Isabel Ibanez

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Woven into Moonlight follows Ximena as she stands in for the last remaining Illustrian royal, Condesa. Atoc caused an uproar using an ancient relic ghosts that drove the Illustrians and her family away. Now, Atoc wants to marry the real Condesa, but it is Ximena duty to do it for her, and when Ximena learns that Atoc doesn’t have the relic with him, she uses this opportunity to find it and return it to it’s rightful place. Ximena uses her weaving ability to help her find the relic, but with any journey comes some obstacles. Amasked man, a princess, and a healer get in her way, and things get more complicated. She learns she can prevent another war, but only if she turns her back on revenge and the Condesa.

 

2. The Night Country, by Melissa Albert

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The Night Country is a sequel to the novel The Hazel Wood, and follows Alice Proserpine as she dives back into a world of dark fairy tales. She and Ellery Flinch learn that The Hazel Wood was just the beginning. Ellery helped Alice escape a dark legacy her grandmother left behind, and now Alice and the rest of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York. Alice is trying to rebuild her life without magic, but she learns someone is stalking the survivors of Hinterland, the place Ellery helped her escape from. Now she must find out if these deaths have a darker purpose.

 

3. The Conference of the Birds, by Ransom Riggs

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The Conference of the Birds is the fifth installment in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. With enemies behind, all that’s left for Jacob is the unknown. He, and readers, must now take a leap into this next installment in the best selling series. More Peculiar things lie ahead.

 

4. A Heart so Fierce and Broken, by Brigid Kemmerer

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A Heart so Fierce and Broken follows Prince Rhen as he deals with rumors circulating the kingdom that he isn’t the true heir. There is also rumors of forbidden magic that has been unleashed in Emberfall. So, Prince Rhen has lot to deal with, especially since Grey, his guardsman, is missing. Even though Harper is by his side, all Rhen has is more questions than answers. Grey is on the run because he is rumored to be the heir, and because he destroyed Lilith. He doesn’t want to challenge Rhen for the throne, but Karis is trying to take over Emberfall, despite her daughter’s protest. Now, Lia has to convince Grey to challenge Rhen for the throne to stop her mother from taking over Emberfall.

 

5. Scavenge the Stars, by Tara Sim

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Scavenge the Stars follows Amaya, who has been held captive for years on a debtor ship. When Amaya saves a man from drowning, he offers her riches and a new life in return, complete with a new identity. So, Amaya sets off through the coastal city-state of Moray, and the only thing she wants is revenge against the man that ruined her life and her family. Along the way she becomes lost in a game of deception, and she meets a man who just so happens to be the son of her greatest enemy. Amaya begins to realize she can’t trust anyone.

 

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41 Years of Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs, one of New York Times Bestselling Authors, is celebrating 41 years of life today. Ransom was born on a 200-year-old farm in Maryland in 1979. From there his family moved to Englewood, Florida, where he grew up learning to love the power of the arts.

 

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At a young age, Riggs started writing stories on an old typewriter that was in his childhood home. His interest in the arts quickly grew, when he became obsessed with photography after receiving a camera as a Christmas present. Photography turned into films when he found a half-broken video camera. This inspired Riggs and his friends to create their own videos, where they were the stars in their own bedrooms and backyards.

 

 

Riggs attended the Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida, where he continued to work on the development of his skills. He went onto Kenyon College where he received a degree in English Literature, and later attended the University of Southern California earning a degree in film.

 

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With his growing knowledge of the arts, Riggs hoped to enter the film festival in order to be discovered. Instead, he went on to blogging for Mental Floss, which granted him the opportunity to work on The Sherlock Holmes Handbook “that went along with the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film.”

In 2011, Riggs published his first novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which was based on many old photographs that he collected. A year later, Riggs “published another book inspired by old photographs, called Talking Pictures,” and later went on to publish two sequels to the Miss Peregrine’s Home series, Hollow City and Library of Souls.

 

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was later adapted into a movie on September 30, 2016. Receiving mixed reviews, the movie adaptation was able to gross $296.5 million worldwide with its budget of $110 million. This leads me to believe that the movie did well in profit, despite the mixed reviews that it received.

 

 

Riggs has his own page, RϟR where he provides insight into the books that he has done, short films that he has created, photos he has taken, and any events that he will hold. Riggs is more than a novelist; he is an artist that continues to find ways to express his passions.

 

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Ransom Riggs’ Youtube Video Shows the Incredible Photo Collection That Inspired ‘Miss Peregrine’

Ransom Riggs’ is famous for penning Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and its sequels Library of Souls, Hollow City and Map of Days, among several other works. The Miss Peregrine series was inspired by Riggs’ own collection of photographs of people he has never met, which is itself a peculiar and fascinating hobby. His book Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past shows some of the best, following on from a video Riggs made in all the way back in 2011, the year his first book was published.  

 

Described by John Green as ‘one of the greatest YouTube videos of all time,’ Ransom Riggs’ video compilation of some of the strangest and loveliest photographs in his collection is definitely worth the watch. Check it out below!

 

 

 

 

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