Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)
Author: Ransom Riggs
Published by: Quirk Books
Released: September 22nd 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Characters: Jacob Portman, Emma, Enoch, Horace, Millard, Caul (Jack), Bentham, Miss Peregrine,…
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. (Source : Goodreads)
“It was a constant struggle for me, having no idea what tomorrow held. I’m cautious by nature, a planner—someone who likes to know what’s around the next corner and the corner after that—and”
― Ransom Riggs,
My thought on the book? :
I enjoyed every bit of Library of Souls. I particularly adore the story development and also the characters development in this book. I really love the writing style for this book and how it is so well developed. It has its own story, it has a very distinctive trait that set it apart from the first and second books. I like all the details of the places, the people described in it and how the story always goes back to the first and second one. It connects all 3 books so well and it also concludes this series greatly.
Library of Souls did a lot of explanations to previous books and also bringing the readers towards the ending, which I think is brilliant! I am so glad that Ransom decided that Emma and Jacob would stay together and grow old together.. Thank you so much for that ! I love this kind of happy ending so much.
“Miracle. Curse. I hadn’t quite worked out the difference.”
― Ransom Riggs,
The characters are developed so well in this third one, especially Jacob. It was constantly told in this book that he had outgrown his old personality and become much braver, like his Grandpa Portman. He also discovered more on his peculiar strength (you gotta read it to know it). There were also a few more characters highlighted in Library of Souls, which are mainly focusing on Miss Peregrine’s brothers, Caul (Jack) and Bentham. For the ones whom have read the first and second book, I think you should probably know Caul by now, he was the evil one, trying to get power and wanted to control peculiardom. Bentham, the other brother, which was actually known to be as evil as Caul was actually misunderstood by Miss Peregrine and the children. But in this book, he did a few things that might let the readers confuse about his character, whether he was actually evil or just pretending to be one for the sake of saving his sister and the others.
So, I hope that my review does not confuse you. I love this book. I highly recommend it! It is a good combination of fantasy, YA and historical fiction. It is really a good book. SO go grab this series already! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Rate : 4.5 / 5 stars