Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Book of a Series? Yes. The first book of a trilogy.
Genre: slightly scary young adult/children fiction? :D
Some grandparents tell their grandchildren fairytales. But not Jacob Portman's grandpa.
He tells his grandson of a far away island, where he once used to live as a child. He tells him of the other children that lived with him and shows him strange pictures of them.
A flying girl, an invisible boy, a girl with a fireball in her hand, a skinny boy who lifts a heavy stone.
Jacob grows up and stops believing in these stories... until his grandfather dies a death that shocks Jacob forever and he cannot shake the nightmares anymore.
He discoveres more and more about the fantasy stories his granddad used to tell him.. until he has the change to travel himself to the island.
And what he discovers there will change his life …