Here will be a much more in-depth review of my favourite book from each year (there may sometimes be more than 1). I will choose the winner from the books that I have read and reviewed during the year.
The winner of the 2016 book of the year is… ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs
There are several reasons why this was the winner, but first I must thank my best friend for forcing me to read this book, admittedly, I am glad she did, thank you!
I mostly liked this because I love gothic, fantasy and just plain creepy books, so this was right up my street. In my original review, (link here http://larawhitfield.co.uk/?p=363) It comes across as me not liking the book because I complained a lot about not enjoying the beginning. But after thinking about it, I think the beginning totally fits in with the book and that my first review is ever so slightly wrong.
I really liked the characters that were in this book, partly because they had strange abilities and partly because they all had great character that really made the book what it is. My favourites were definitely Jacob, Emma, Millard and Miss Peregrine, their characters were so different yet all fitted together at the same time. I liked all of the peculiar children apart from Enoch because he was really creepy and very odd. I also disliked Barron but the book was written so that you didn’t like him. The only character I wish that we heard more of was Hugh, he was the underdog in the book and I feel like they should have told us a lot more about him.
If I had to find a fault in the book it would be that the book was rather predictable, I could tell in advance that some of the things that happened in the book were going to happen because it was just too predictable. However, saying that, I did have to look for a fault and couldn’t think of it off the top of my head so for that reason, this book still has a 10 out of 10. This is perfect for both genders above 13 and I hope you read and enjoy it as much as I did. Tell me what your favourite book of 2016 was. See you next year with a new favourite…