Top Ten Tuesday 2/26/19

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit 

1. Caraval- Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

2. High Court of Faerie- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

3. Aritas- Furyborn by Claire Legrand

4. Wonderland- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

5. Orléans- The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

6. The Continent- The Continent by Keira Drake

7. Lanos- Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

8. Alcatraz 2.0- #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

9. The Home for Peculiar Children- Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

10. Somewhere in Northern Italy- Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Which places made your list?

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*Blog Tour* A Map of Days- Ransom Riggs

BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery–a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited–truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom–a world with few ymbrynes, or rules–that none of them understand. New wonders and dangers await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again fully illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure–full color.

My Review:

“Never have I doubted my soundness of mind as often as I did on that first night, when the bird-woman and her wards came to save me from the madhouse.”

The Peculiars have finally made it to America!!

My friends and I jumped at the chance to receive an advanced copy of this book at Ala. It was worth every minute we waited in line. I’m so over the moon that I’ll finally have a galley of a Peculiars book to add to my collection.

We were all saddened by the death of Abe and it still tears me apart to think about it. The Peculiars are here on official business and to also say goodbye to a dear friend, but we all know that when they all get together something devious always gets in their way.

I really enjoyed this one even though I didn’t find it as adventurous and mind-twisting as the others in this series. It did capture my attention and I couldn’ put it down. There was just something different about this one.

I loved reconnecting with the Peculiars. Everything about this was just fantastic.

What really got me was finding some truths about an old friend. What comes to surface will shock you and I can’t wait for another book in this series. I’m saddened that we’ll have to wait over a year for another one.

The Vintage and creepy photographs are back and if you don’t add this to your tbr then you’re really missing out.

Map of Days Playlist

  1. Life is a Highway- Tom Cochrane
  2. New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones- FEAR
  3. Anarchy in the U.K.- Sex Pistols
  4. Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen
  5. American Girl- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  6. Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  7. On the Road Again- Willie Nelson
  8. Midnight Rider- Allman Brothers Band
  9. Drive My Car- The Beatles
  10. Where Eagles Dare- Misfits
  11. Should I Stay or Should I Go- The Clash
  12. Add It Up- Violent Femmes

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AUTHOR BIO 

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi, and their family.

First Line Friday! A Map of Days- Ransom Riggs

Welcome back to First Line Friday. This week we are going with a book that we picked up at ALA.

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs is our choice this week. I’m currently reading it and it’s phenomenal so far. I hope you guys add it to your tbr.

Enjoy!!

“Never have I doubted my soundness of mind as often as I did on that first night, when the bird-woman and her wards came to save me from the madhouse.”

Synopsis:

The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America!

Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images.

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color.