Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Shelf Control: The Peculiars

This feature is from Bookshelf Fantasies

In this feature, you can share a book that you want to read that you already own.

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My pick this week is The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry


This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance.

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena’s father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

How I got it:

I got it at Chapters! It was on sale.

When I got it:

2 years ago.

Why I want to read it:

I initially bought this book because the cover intrigued me. After reading the synopsis, I confirmed that I wanted to read it because I am interested in books about people who are 'different' in some way, and this book seemed to have those kinds of themes.

Have you read The Peculiars? What did you think? Feel free to comment below!

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