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REVIEW TIME: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs


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Release Date: 22nd September 2015
Publisher: Quirk
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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.


Here was my initial review on Goodreads:

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Overall Feelings

There are so many little twists and turns in this book that you don’t think it can get any worse…and then it does! Also, something major can happen in the last two or three sentences of a chapter and leave you reeling. You have to read on and I didn’t want the story of the peculiars to end! This has made me so excited for Tales of the Peculiar too!

I love the whole host of characters who feel like family at this point so I felt like I was saying goodbye by the end.

Talking of the ending, I thought that was a good way to end and kind of reinforced that you can’t be someone you’re not. However it was slightly convenient and a little unbelievable but I suppose it is to be peculiar too!

Overall, I loved this series and will definitely  be reading anything else by Ransom Riggs that I can get my hands on!


Moo Rating:

Agony Aunt Mel

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