It’s taken me so long to read this book, but I’ve done it! I actually have reviews for the first two in the trilogy, back when my blog was just getting started, so excuse the basic(ness) of the reviews but here they are:
P.s. There are some spoilers in the reviews above because I was silly and decided not to give a spoiler warning, I’m telling you, newbie Calliope over there
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trilogy Book #3)
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Page Number: 458
Format Read: Hardcover (Christmas Present)
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.
I thought that the beginning was a bit slow, and it took me about halfway to get really invested into the book. But then again, I was reading this while trying to keep up with school, so really only on the bus, (that may or may not have impacted my reading experience)
I thought that the ending was perfect. Overall, I thought that Library of Souls was the perfect way to end a trilogy and by the last 100 pages, I just couldn’t put the book down and needed to know what happened next.
Ok, I was just getting used to the Emma/Jacob thing, and then they had to bring up his grandfather and once again, I was reminded that Jacob was dating his grandfather’s ex-girlfriend.
The pictures in this book as always just amazed me. How did Ransom Riggs do that!?
I think also that this one was my favorite out of the whole trilogy.
While I did love this book, I didn’t feel that it connected with me emotionally. Similar to my experience with Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, I liked the book and the characters, but I wasn’t emotionally invested.
That being said, I did love Library of Souls a little more than Dumplin’ so:
A wonderful end to a brilliantly crafted trilogy!
And that is all!
What did you think!? Have you read this trilogy? What did you think? Which book was your favorite?! Let’s discuss in the comments 🙂