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  • Hardcover
  • 354
  • The Peculiars
  • Maureen Doyle McQuerry
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 9781419701788

10 thoughts on “The Peculiars

  1. says:

    Warning there will be spoilers in this review but most are minor I will mark the major spoiler in a spoiler tag Hmm So this is what steampunk is It doesn’t seem any different than any other genres other than the fact that it’s set in the late 1800’s which I found out a little too late in the book I believe at around 40% and it’s time period is at the dawn of inventions such as the “aerocopter” It’

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    Original review posted on The Book SmugglersLena Mattacascar is a deeply troubled young woman whose father disappeared when she was young Born with elongated hands and feet she OFTEN often wonders are these signs of Goblinism Is she then one of those Peculiar people Do they even exist Was her father really a Goblin as her grandmother likes to say If so is she destined to be a wicked wicked girl since Peculiars are said to have no

  3. says:

    Review on Linny's LiteratureThe moment that I saw The Peculiars' beautiful cover I knew I would have to read it regardless of my general aversion to steam punk and a few reviews I saw that were far from raving Well guess what the cover has virtually nothing to do with the book That lovely character with the wings Pretty

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    Actual rating four and a half starsThe peculiars is the story of a young woman named Lena who is or less flawed both physically and mentally Lena sets out on a journey to discover the truth of who and what she is despite the knowledge that finding out may prove both difficult and heartbreaking When she turns eighteen her

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    I’m a big fan of the steampunk genre I love all the cool gadgets and contraptions It was with great anticipation that I picked up this book Set in the late 1880’s the Peculiars had that uirky Victorian feel As for the s

  6. says:

    355 starsIn The Peculiars Mcuerry has created a fascinating steampunk alternate history of the American western frontier In this new time line some people are born with genetic abnormalities like wings or elongated hands an

  7. says:

    25 starsThe Peculiars is what I would call prematurely published It's always very unfortunate when someone allows this to happen It's an interesting idea for a world but the author seems to lack an actual interesting story to put i

  8. says:

    Well the Steampunk genre seems to be the next trend in YA fiction I find the concept of a lot of these books fascinating but I'm not sure if they're really going to be my kind of thing I was very intrigued by The Peculiars I loved the awesome cover and the premise sounded different and interesting I definitely haven't read many books like this so have nothing to compare it with But really I didn't find this one all th

  9. says:

    I had to force myself to finish this There just wasn't enough oomph in the story to keep me interestedThe premise sounds good but the reality of the plot wasn't my cuppa Lena thinks she may be a Peculiar because she has really loooong hands and feet Her feet have soft suishy soles and her fingers have an extra knuckle Sorry but that sounds grossEvidently people are just starting to find out about the existence of Peculiars and the backlas

  10. says:

    This dark and thrilling adventure with an unforgettable heroine will captivate fans of steampunk fantasy and romance On her 18th birthday Lena M

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The Peculiars

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 c Review on Linny s LiteratureThe moment that I saw The Peculiars beautiful cover I knew I would have to read it regardless of my general aversion to steam punk and a few reviews I saw that were far from raving Well guess what the cover has virtually nothing to do with the book That lovely character with the wings Pretty sure that s the daughter of the maid of the man that the main character ends up working forJust what So right off the bat The Peculiars lost my trust It never redeemed itselfI ll be honest I didn t finish this book I tried I really really did Normally it takes me an average of three days to read a book but I ve been reading this one for two weeks and I had to throw in the towel at 75% Why you ask Three simple reasons Why I Had to Stop Reading 1The Main Character Lena Mattacascar TSTL Too Stupid To Live if you haven t heard the term before Please for the sake of all that s holy think before you act And if you do decide to act please do somthing worthwhile Thanks That message should be sent priority to many YA heroines but Lena was justThe only thing that I did like about Lena was her Peculiarism She is supposedly part goblin which resulted in her freakishly long fingers and feet She even describes her hands as spider like Not totally sure why but I found that very cool2 All of the other characters too The characters completely failed at making me care about a single one of them Like many YA The Peculiars has two different love interests These characters are supposed to make us drool sigh and feel bad about our own love lives Again The Peculiars fails Jimson uiggley is uirky annoying talks too much and oh yeah he s already engaged The other the marshal Thomas Saltre hates Peculiars with a passion which Lena is and has a freaking handlebar mustache Not attractiveThe one and only character that I genuinely liked in The Peculiars was the cat Mrs Mumbles3 It was soo slowww You know how in the description it says that they must escape to Scree in an aerocopter and Lena will confront her deepest fears Well they didn t even begin their escape until about 60% through the book SIXTY percent folks Everything leading up to that was extremelly drawn out and dry And even after that while some things did start to happen it still couldn t grab my interestIt should also be mentioned that on the few occasions that something interesting was going to happen the excitement and suprise of the event was sapped from the story becuase of the chapter titles In The Peculiars the chapter titles act as that one annoying friend that tells you the ending of the book before you ve read it Example Bounty Hunters Hmm I wonder who they might encounter in this chapter Gasp Lena runs into bounty hunters Who d have guessed it Definitely played a part in making me lose all interest in this book So in a nutshell this book is excruciatingly slow full of characters I don t like whatsoever and ended up being a DNF for me at 75% With that being said I think someone could like this book Someone who enjoys steampunk than I and finds the everyday goings of cleaning a library interesting since that s a majority of what happens in the first portion of the bookThank you NetGallery for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Haracteristics and if she too is Peculiar On the train she meets a young librarian Jimson uiggley 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 Actual rating four and a half starsThe peculiars is the story of a young woman named Lena who is or less flawed both physically and mentally Lena sets out on a journey to discover the truth of who and what she is despite the knowledge that finding out may prove both difficult and heartbreaking When she turns eighteen her mother gives her a letter and a small inharitence that her father left for her before he left his family many years before Lena has grown up hearing from her Grandmother that her father was a goblin which made him a no good heartless peculiar It is widely believed that peculiars have no souls and are therefor exiled to the borderlands called Scree Lena boards a train to get to Scree and find her father in order to get answers and find herself But on her way there she gets sidetracked by a charming marshal an endearing young librarian the mysterious Mr Beasley and the other wonderfully entertaining characters involved with Zephyr house The Peculiars is a fun and exciting adventure but it is also much than that It is a message that we all very badly need reminding of every now and again It reminds us that one of the biggest and most important lessons in life is to accept and love ourselves no matter what others say It is the message that until we give in to being who we are truly meant to be rather than who society wants us to be we will never really know happiness It is a reminder that we need to try and not only accept but embrace the things that make us all so different no matter how much we don t understand why they are And possibly most importantly it tells us that things may not always be what they seem and we need to learn about them before we judge based on appearance or what we may have heard from others Predjudice in any form is wrongI have not been so swept away by a book in a very long time This was such a uniue and meaningful YA novel I had very high expectations based on the gorgeous cover art and the exciting description and I m happy to say that Mcuerry not on lived up to but surpassed my expectations and hopesNetgalley provided the ARC of The Peculiars for this review

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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 This dark and thrilling adventure with an unforgettable heroine will captivate fans of steampunk fantasy and roman I had to force myself to finish this There just wasn t enough oomph in the story to keep me interestedThe premise sounds good but the reality of the plot wasn t my cuppa Lena thinks she may be a Peculiar because she has really loooong hands and feet Her feet have soft suishy soles and her fingers have an extra knuckle Sorry but that sounds grossEvidently people are just starting to find out about the existence of Peculiars and the backlash is not goodShe meets another family of Peculiars during her adventure and they have little wings coming out of their shoulder blades Can they fly NoOk so these guys are like the X Menbut without any superpowers BoooooringLena herself is not a particularly sympathetic character and nothing about her personality is super duper interesting So when you add it all upIt s not so awesome I wouldn t recommend this one At all


About the Author: Maureen Doyle McQuerry

All of my books have an element of mystery and magic even the realistic stories And as a friend pointed out there is a library in every one of them It must be because libraries have always been magical places for me Maureen Mcuerry is an award winning poet novelist and teacher Her YA novel The Peculiars AbramsAmulet 2012 is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013 Bank Street and