Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
After the violent death of his grandfather, 16-year-old Jacob and his father journey to a remote island off of the coast of Wales. Jacob’s grandfather was raised in an orphanage on the island and has always told Jacob wild and fantastic stories about the children there. But when Jacob arrives on the island, it seems that the crumbling orphanage has been abandoned for decades. But slowly Jacob begins to unravel the mystery of the orphanage, what happened to its inhabitants, and the reasons behind Jacob’s grandfather’s death. The story is told with accompanying vintage photographs that are quite spooky and help illustrate the story very well.
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Due to a hit and run accident years prior, Christine wakes up everyday with no idea where she is or who she is. She is only able to remember what happened years before the accident occurred and relies on her husband Ben to fill in the blanks for her. In an effort to try to recover some of her memory, Christine begins seeing a psychiatrist and starts keeping a journal in secret. Every day she reads and then writes in her journal to build her memory. And slowly, Christine does begin to remember her life… and her so-called accident.