Friday, February 5, 2016

Library of Souls


Today's post is on Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. It is the third in his Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. It is 458 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover has a boy with wings looking at the camera. The intended reader is read the first two books, likes fantasy, and big plots. There is mild language, no sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from the first person perspective of the main character. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the inside of the book- 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.

Review- I did enjoy this series but I feel that the ending was too pat. That said it was a good solid ending to this series. Things were explained, bad guys stopped, and more peculiar world building happened. I was very happy with this book but for everything just working out in the end. But that was my only complaint and it is a very small one. I do hope that Riggs writes more in this world. I really like it but if he wants to branch out and try something new I think that he will be very successful. Again the pictures aided in the world building helping the reader see the very peculiar things that Riggs is writing about. I will read whatever Riggs writes next.

I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed by copy from my local library.