The Peculiars

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Peculiars
Eighteen-year-old Lena Mattacascar sets out for Scree, a weird place inhabited by Peculiars, seeking the father who left when she was young, but on the way she meets young librarian Jimson Quiggley and handsome marshall Thomas Saltre, who complicate her plans.

Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2012
ISBN: 1419701789
Branch Call Number: FIC M
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sep 19, 2014
  • Juanitav rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The cover art and the fantastic reviews on the book cover had me expecting more. At best, it's a reasonably entertaining read but not a page turner. I found the characters and plot could use some more depth, and the gothic steam-punk description/setting somehow "peculiarly" lacking (haha, I'm so funny...).

Aug 05, 2014
  • 21221011862254 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really loved this book! Lena is sweet and selfless and her friends are great, I really can't explain much about it- but it's definitely worth the read- I read The Peculiars at the same time as reading the Infernal Devices series and I found them oddly similar, both are great reads though! You'll find yourself caught up in this tale of mystery, adventure, and a bit of light romance! :) Enjoy!

Jan 05, 2013
  • izzyb14 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I just could not get into this story at all. The characters were not very interesting (especially the main character, I wish she had more of a personality) and I wasn't a huge fan of the writing style, so the plot (though semi-interesting) didn't hold my attention.

Oct 04, 2012

this book was great i just could not put it down


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Aug 09, 2014
  • 21221011862254 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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McQuerry, Maureen, 1955-
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