I first picked this series up eighteen months ago – although I’ll admit I had wanted to read it for far longer. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs is the first book in this series, and with a picture of a levitating little girl on the cover, I’d always thought it had to be in the horror genre. Or at least in the so-scary-I-wouldn’t-sleep-for-a-week genre. I finally decided to pick the book up and see what it was about, and to my surprise, it was exactly the kind of book I love! It quickly became one of my favorites of 2014, and I eagerly grabbed the second book that had just been released, and gobbled it up. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when I obsessively checked the local library every. single. day. (a.k.a. stalked) until they got the newest book. I was doing cartwheels that I got to borrow it first! Woo hoo! “Library of Souls” is the third and final book in the series. Ok, enough about that – on to the review!
The adventures that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued with 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.
The Short: 3 out of 5 stars Continue reading