Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011 an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it? an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar.