Review: Library of Souls

Title: Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: September 22, 2015
Hardcover, 458 pages
ISBN: 9781594747588
Genre: Fiction, Paranormal
Source: Publisher


A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

My Thoughts:

Ransom Riggs has created such a memorable series with such memorable characters. It's hard to believe that this is the last book in the series. So much has happened to the characters since Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. Jacob has has finally found and accepted his powers. Emma and Jacob have grown closer. And I can't decide who's my favorite secondary character: Addison or Sharon. Through it all, the plot never became predictable and boring.

I was anxious to read Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children because Hollow City ended with a huge cliffhanger. The peculiar children were in such peril. So much hung on the line. This book jumped right back in where HC left off and was a runaway train of action and adventure. Library of Souls had me on the edge of my seat several times. And the ending. Oh, the ending. It had me tied in emotional knots. It was a great ending to a great series. I can't say enough about this series. If you haven't read it, read it and #staypeculiar!

And in case you didn't know. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children will be coming to theaters hopefully next year. I can't wait to see it. It's going to be directed by Tim Burton. I can't imagine anyone else doing this series justice. You can check out the cast here:

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