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The Peculiar

Bachmann, Stefan (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Peculiar


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After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.
Authors: Bachmann, Stefan, 1993-
Title: The Peculiar
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books,, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.
ISBN: 0062195182
9780062195180
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Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really solid debut novel. Although we're not supposed to, I always judge which books I will select by their covers and this one did not let me down at all. The start was a little bit slow, but after 3-4 chapters in, I found myself reluctant to even put down the book for a short break. Will definitely be checking back frequently for the sequel.

Report This Oct 30, 2012
  • Mardra rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Peculiars is an example of the concept “Story is King.” The story is interesting and the adventure unique. It is written for a young audience (junior and possibly young adult) so the themes are dark and violent, as is the tendency. The style of the book has moments, a line here and there that is poignant and poetic. The balance is simple, often passive and generic. The ending, clearly setting up for a sequel, may leave the reader unsatisfied or may send them clawing to the author for more. I wish Mr. Bachmann the best of luck as I feel this book is clearly the beginning of a great career. His style will, I’m sure, grow into his capacity for creating new worlds and the peculiarities that live within them.

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Report This Jul 14, 2013
  • retours rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • retours rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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