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A Peculiar Peril

(Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead #1)

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An epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying.

Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfathers overstuffed mansiona veritable cabinet of curiositiesonce he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues
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ebook, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Tucker
Dec 15, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: pretty-cover
there's a new cover in town and it's vying for Wilder Girls spot at #1

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P. S. Hoffman
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS.

Hah, just kidding. Why does Goodreads allow you to rate anything before it's out?

...anyway... a new Jeff VanderMeer series? Weird Fic? Aleister Crowley?

Count. Me. In.
Jackie
Dec 19, 2019 added it
Shelves: arcs, dnf
I have been lucky enough to read over 200 arcs and this is the first time Ive ever had to move it to the dnf pile. I work very hard to always finish a book because its been provided to read and review to help potential readers find their new favorites and I tried so hard to get through this and I just cant any more.

A Peculiar Peril is a book that at times went well over my head with what it was trying to accomplish and others seemed so childlike in its language that I was never able to make
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Annie (Putt)
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
I DNFed this 44% through it.
2.5 stars

I was hooked the first 20% through this story, but it just. Kept. Going. Nothing was changing, and more of the book descended into nonsense that made the story have little to no sense. A lot of information was being kept from the reader, and the only reason I can figure that is because it made the big reveals seem better once the reader was told certain things. Characters would have thoughts regarding situations going on and make comments about how they
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Margaret Schoen
This is a review of an ARC from Edelweiss.

This is a DNF for me. I have not read VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, but had heard great things, so I was excited for his YA debut. But oof. The tone here just feels all wrong? The writing is skewing very young - more middle grade - but the subject matter is very dark. And there's just a ton of stuff going on, none of which is explained, and I didn't care enough about any of the characters to stick with it and see if it all started to make sense.
Kat
#APeculiarPeril
It was not my cup of tea, but my teenage son really enjoyed it. It was way over my intelligence level. At times, I was lost and had to re-read sections which is not a normal thing for me to do.
Kat
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was not my cup of tea, but my teenage son really enjoyed it. It was way over my intelligence level. At times, I was lost and had to re-read sections which is not a normal thing for me to do.
Jenn
Mar 17, 2020 added it
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF. Ug.
The Artisan Geek
Dec 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
13/12/19
I love VanderMeer's work!! Can't wait to see him venture into YA! :D
Also super happy to see birds and plants on the cover!!
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NYT bestselling writer Jeff VanderMeer has been called the weird Thoreau by the New Yorker for his engagement with ecological issues. His most recent novel, the national bestseller Borne, received wide-spread critical acclaim and his prior novels include the Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance). Annihilation won the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards, has been translated ...more

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