Library of Souls : The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Hardback
by RANSOM RIGGS
The Peculiar Children are back in the third installment in the bestselling series of YA novels by Ransom Riggs. Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose, and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, it's up to Jacob Portman to channel his newfound abilities and defeat Caul before he loses his friends--and their world--forever.
This action-packed adventure features all-new Peculiar photographs from times and places all over the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages, Photographs throuhgout
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 22/09/2015
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9781594747588
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by Beammey
Overall I think the book was good, but I think the ending was contrived and I'm still upset about Fiona, y'all. But it was a good conclusion to the series and in a lot of ways I was really happy with it. You can't have everything you want in a book =). So, 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would recommend this book and series.
Review by acargile
This is the final book in the Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy. These novels are unique because of the use of the vintage photographs. I listened to the book, so I’m not sure if the photos were as utilized in this novel as in the first book.The novel picks up exactly where book two ends, so you may want to refresh your memory a bit. Without revealing too much, I”ll just say that those who prey on peculiar children must be stopped, so the peculiars have a lot of adventures and the possibility of death constantly awaiting them. If they succeed, what happens to Jacob? Does he stay with his kind or return to his world?I enjoyed this novel although I still think book one is the best of the three. If you’ve read books one and two, you definitely need to read book three.
Review by Sarah_Gruwell
Well this volume was a truly satisfying conclusion to the Peculiar trilogy, if a sad send off. I want more of this world, dang it! LOL It ties up all plot threads, adds more to the mythology of the Peculiar world, gives explanations where needed, and gives us a rousing, nail-biting conclusion that had me on the edge of my seat.My particular favorite of this book was how much it built of the Peculiar world and its various “peculiarities”. The bit with the souls, how they’re stolen, and their ultimate uses especially made me shiver. They actually physically disturbed me. Seeing how this aspect of Peculiar life impacts everything else was eye opening. It determines how Peculiars live and survive now, what their various ultimate fates could be, and how they eventually die. I also loved all the depth we get to Peculiar history and folklore. We learn all the answers for how Hollows came about and get to see into the stronghold of them and the Wights. The actual body that is the title of the book, the Library of Souls, was a very intriguing idea. What could really be called a religion for Peculiars gave the overall story such body and depth. It adds a mystical element to the story and world that I loved.The characters were just as vibrant and real to me as in previous volumes. I loved exploring all our established characters. Getting an eye into Jacob’s powers as they grew and expanded was especially interesting. His powers play a pivotal role in the book’s ending but not in a way that one would expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. I also loved getting to explore Emma’s and Alma’s pasts more as well.I also enjoyed meeting some new faces who would play big roles in the overall story. Bentham and his gray view of the world kept me intrigued; I loved exploring the Peculiar conflict through his eyes, siding with whomever could give him the better deal. Sharon was also a fun addition. I loved his special blend of humor and guts.The whole book was filled with intense action, constant chases, frantic escapes, and a final showdown that blew my mind. Even when things slowed down to give some exposition or background, the tension level was still ratcheted up by overlying danger or from action sequences that bracketed those wordy sections. The finale to the book was mind-blowing. The reader never expects the alliances that are struck, the friends that betray, and the format in which everything is won. This is truly a gem of a book, definitely being added to my best of 2015 shelf. It wraps up a world truly unique in fiction, not something that can be said every day. We say goodbye to characters both old and new, seeing them resolve all plot threads and predicaments by book’s end. The story overall is incredibly tense and suspenseful, keeping the reader flipping page and page in rapid succession. I’m sad to see the world end but satisfied as well. That’s a strange cocktail to feel and not one I feel after every read. Highly, highly recommended, not just this book but the whole series.