The Peculiar is an amazing book. With every chapter the characters become more real and easier to identify with, and with every page you find even more questions. The plot keeps all the characters on their toes, so as the plot unfolds the story gains more and more excitement. In the story, a changeling named Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live in New Bath. Meanwhile in London, Arthur Jelliby, a politician, finds a dangerous secret of a faery coworker. Eventually the oddities, mysteries, and troubles of Bartholomew and Arthur Jelliby lead them towards a great evil. I recommend this book to all fantasy readers.