FINALLY. I finally read Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. I was so excited to read it, because I'm such a big fan of the original Miss Peregrine's trilogy. This review is going to be divided by mini reviews of each tale in the book. Okay but the COVER AND THE ILLUSTRATIONS. SO BEAUTFUL GAH.
THE TALES:Every tale was unique from the others, yet somehow were similar and all worked as one in the peculiar universe. Each tale also had a moral to it. The writing was whimsical and fun, but not silly or childish.
The Forked Tongued Princess: A princess who has serpent tongue fights against beauty standards and misogyny and who kicks ass? YES PLEASE. 5/5 stars
The First Ymbryne: This one was by far my favourite tale out of the book. Back when I was reading the Miss Peregrine's trilogy, I was very curious about how loops and ymbrynes came to be. If you ever wondered that as well, go read this tale. It will answer all your questions. Besides, the main character is a strong female who does what she thinks is best, not a council of grumpy old men. 5/5 stars
The Woman Who Befriended Ghosts: This was my second favourite tale. It was so whimsical and funny and sad and happy. THAT ENDING THOUGH. I LOVED IT. 5/5 stars.
Cocobolo: This was probably the most peculiar tale of all. I liked it, but......It was slightly to peculiar for my taste. 3/5 stars
The Pigeons of St. Paul's: This was a very serious tale. My only problem with it was that the pigeons were far more evenly matched against the humans that they should have been. 4/5 stars
The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares: The most serious tale of all, with the best moral. I loved it. It was scary, creepy, and I couldn't stop reading it. 5/5 stars
The Locust: The moral of this one was (I think?) that parents should love their children unconditionally and try to understand them. 4/5 stars
The Boy Who Could Hold Back The Sea: This was my fourth favourite(The third was The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares) and it was a gripping story. It also made me very angry. But the ending was happy, so that's alright now. 5/5 stars
The Tale of Cuthbert: Ahhh our good friend Cuthbert from book two of the Miss Peregrine's trilogy. I liked this story! I already kind of knew the outline of it because it was in Hollow City, but that's okay. 4/5 stars.
OVERALL: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this compilation of the Tales, and I can't wait for the new peculiar trilogy that Ransom Riggs is writing.
OKAY COMMENT TIME. HAVE YOU READ MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN? HAVE YOU READ THE TALES OF THE PECULIAR? ARE YOU GOING TO? OH AND WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE MOVIE? I WATCHED IT RECENTLY, AND QUITE ENJOYED IT, DESPITE THE CHANGES.