Title: Library of Souls
Author: Ransom Riggs
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Format: eBook & Audiobook
Review also posted on: Goodreads
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 Citycomes 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 Soulsblends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.
I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I finished reading Hollow City, But I kept on pushing back the idea of reading it since I didn’t want to end the story yet.
I read library of souls the same way I read the rest of the books in the series. Basically reading the eBook while listening to the audiobook. This might be one of the best ways to get pass a reading slump.
This book is the conclusion of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trilogy. You will follow Jacob, Emma, and Addison on their journey to try and save their peculiar friends from Miss Peregrine’s evil brother who has an insatiable thirst for supreme power all throughout Peculiardom.
The series was really consistent with its creepy and Eerie concept…. Well the pictures that is…. I had quite the time reading this book. Though I wish we could’ve read more POVs of other characters such as the captive Peculiar Children.
✅ Dialogues: Were on point as usual. There are times that you might need to whip out your trusty Dictionary for uncommon words. But nonetheless you’ll enjoy it no matter what.
✅ Plot: The plot was good. We get to follow the adventure of my favorite peculiar pair one last time. And we will be having two despising characters in this Book.
✅ Characters: The Character development in this series is always amazing!
Reading this book though. You’ll see how Jacob matures and basically acquiring a very convenient Peculiarity. ( Also since the release of the movie I’ve been imagining Asa Butterfield as Jacob in this book. Hence the photo above.)
Unlike the second book, Library of Souls doesn’t give that much development with the other peculiar children. As much as I’d like to see the peculiar children in action all throughout the book. It wasn’t really delivered. At least the second half of the book showed some peculiar action but overall this series showed amazing character development to each of the characters. And its Peculiar Charm never depletes.
Lastly, I still imagined Olive (from the movie) as Emma which was the original way as it should be (Where Emma has the Peculiarity of Fire and Olive as a Floating Peculiar Child.) I’m quite sure that I am not the only one that was surprised with how these characters were swapped in the movie. But it was still a good movie and it also had its own charms.
✅ Flow of the Story: The transition from one scene to another was good and it wasn’t cluttered at all.
✅ Detailing: Ransom Riggs doesn’t disappointed in the detailing of the characters, surroundings, events, etc. He was consistent with that all throughout the series.
Overall this book gave the dose of Peculiarity I was looking for in a book. This was a very exciting, fun, and weird. Conclusion to the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. It has some things and events missing that would have made this an excellent read. However it is a nice ending for a Trilogy I love dearly.
One last thing since I’ve been so hooked up with the book and the series I literally got an official movie poster that looks like this one. #StayPeculiar