Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (DNF)
I'm afraid I'm going to have to mark this one as DNF - Did Not Finish. I wanted to love this book. I expected to love this book. And I think that my expectations were so high that when it just turned out to be "good" instead of "fan-freakin-tastic" I lost interest. Then the book was due back at the library, and I just gave up all pretense of reading it and returned it.
One thing I did love about this book was the awesome photos. The author took crazy old photos he had collected and created characters from them. I love that. Seriously. It was such a cool idea and I loved looking at the photos whilst reading (and skipping ahead to just look at them); they were creepy and eerie, sometimes wackadoo, and just plain wonderful. If you come across this at the book store or library, at least give it a skim for the photographs, but don't let the fact that I couldn't finish it deter you; it was a good book, I was just expecting something else.