Tales of the Peculiar by Millard Nullings (Ransom Riggs) – Spoiler Free Review


Title: Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Millard Nullings (Ransom Riggs
Illustrator: Andrew Davidson
Series Name: 
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Genre: Fantasy YA Short Stories
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2016
Pages: 160
Publishers: Penguin Random House UK
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.



This is a prequel to the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. You could read this before, during or after the series and it would still be interesting. If you read it before reading the series however you won’t know who Millard Nullings is, the author of this book in the series. But if you plan to read the series after I don’t think it would be an issue.

This book is the same idea of say the Hogwarts Library (Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beedle the Bard) that goes along with the Harry Potter series. It is exactly the same idea as the Tales of Beedle the Bard actually now that I think about it. Tales of the Peculiar is basically childrens stories that are read to the Peculiar children in the Miss Peregrine’s world.

I loved that this book was annotated by Millard, all the little extra info he gives is really fun and also his edition to the last tale in the book was amazing.

I also really liked the Illustrations in this book! I don’t believe I have seen anything by Andrew Davidson before, so this is the first time I’ve been exposed to him. And I loved it! This book is gorgeous! That’s not just the cover either, the illustrations before each of the stories are amazing too!

Just discovered something fun and interesting while looking for the publisher of this book. Go and read the Publisher/copyright page at the front of the book. It’s great!

The stories are so interesting and peculiar and I enjoyed all of them! It did take me a while to finish this book as I was reading one every night, but when I started a ReadAThon I stopped reading them and it has been sitting on my bed for a couple weeks with only one story left to read! So I finally got to it today! This is the perfect addition to the Miss Peregrine’s series and I highly recommend reading it if you enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s!

Let me know if you have read Miss Peregrine’s or Tales of the Peculiar let me know your thoughts!!


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