Thursday, October 1, 2015

REVIEW - LIBRARY OF SOULS - THE THIRD NOVEL OF MISS PEREGRINES'S PECULIAR CHILDREN - BY RANSOM RIGGS

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DESCRIPTION:

The adventures that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued with 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.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I have loved this series!  Loved it.  This book did not disappoint!  I am always afraid when a series comes to an end.  I know I have said this before, but I will say it again.  If a series ends badly it ruins the whole thing for me.    I am so glad this one did not do that for me.

This book was very exciting.  I couldn't put it down, until I had to :).  I think my favorite thing about these books are the pictures that come along with it.  They are always so creepy and fabulous.  They add so much more to the book.

While the peculiars try to find Miss P, they find out some interesting things about their powers.  Some get spent, and cannot use them they way they need to and others find out they had some they didn't know were there.

I love the kids I love how they pull together to find Miss P., and those who keep their loop in tact.  So much is going on in this book, and the characters are so fantastic.  We get to meet so many new "peculiars" and it's a lot of fun.

I have loved the world the the author brought to light in these books.  It is so fascinating.  The pictures, the people, the stories are just fantastic.  I am going to miss the world of the peculiars!

If you have enjoyed this series as much as I have I think you will be happy with the way things turn out.  

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ransom Riggs
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

I grew up in Florida, went to Kenyon College in Ohio, then film school at USC in LA, where I still live. I write books and screenplays, blog daily for mentalfloss.com, and make short films. 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is my first novel. I'm really excited about it -- it was challenging and rewarding and I hope people like it. If you read that and like the found photographs in it, you might be interested in a book comprised entirely of found photographs that I have coming out January 2012 from HarperCollins. It's called Talking Pictures. You can find sneak peeks by doing a search for "mental floss talking pictures" (I included a number of images in blogs there) and I made a kinda-sorta book trailer for it, which is on my youtube page: youtube.com/ransriggs.

Also, watch out for a Miss Peregrine book trailer, which I'm working on right now! I get to go to Belgium and film inside creepy abandoned chateaus, which I'm *really* looking forward to.