Hello! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Today I am giving you my spoiler-free thoughts on the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs.
If you are curious, here is my review of Hollow City.
Author: Ransom Riggs
Number in series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3
Publisher: Quirk Books (2015)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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.
Library of Souls is the last book in the Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs and is one of the best endings to a series I’ve read. The way things just wrapped up so neatly and so perfectly was quite satisfying and lovely to read.
Library of Souls picks up exactly where Hollow City left off and goes over the course of around 48 hours, so it’s packed full with plenty of action scenes and twists and turns as well as being fast-paced. Although, I did find the first part dragged on a bit but it picked up nicely once past the 100-page mark.
I loved the new characters that were introduced and all their strange peculiar-ness that came with them. They all had some complex backstory that led them all to be connected in one way or another which was so cool!
Like I said (or wrote?), Library of Souls was a great conclusion to this series with a really great ending but I did find that this one kind of lost a bit of the creepy factor that was in the first two books.
I highly recommend finishing this series or even starting it, I really fell in love with this world and these characters and I’m quite sad that it is over. I guess I’ll just have to read Tales of the Peculiar to get my dose of Peculiardom!
Thanks for reading! This was just a little short and sweet discussion of Library of Souls. Let me know your thoughts about Library of Souls or the whole series, I would love to know.