Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs
Fiction: Fantasy, history 351 pages
Book Count: 19
Jacob grew up with his grandfather's stories of monsters and peculiar children on a magical island. He even had some odd pictures of the kids. As he got older Jacob stopped believing the stories as literally true. His grandfather was an Eastern European Jew during WWII, clearly the monsters were the Nazis and the only thing remotely unusual about the kids was that they were also Jewish. The island was a remote one that was part of the UK so its only magic was that it was safe.
And then the monsters come after his grandfather and he sees one. It looks just like the monsters in the stories; rotting skin, tentacle tongues, black eyes. Jacob then start putting the clues his grandfather gave him together to find the truth of all the stories about the peculiar children he grew up hearing.