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review 2017-07-02 03:42
"Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Library of Souls" by Ransom Riggs
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

 So, I had several complaints about this book, but overall, I thought it was a good ending to the trilogy.

There's some more inconsistency in Library of Souls. We were told in the first book that the Peculiars could only be outside of their loops for a few hours before aging up (remember the apple?), but in this book, they say that they have two or three days to work with...

I got really confused when they started using the word "suul". At first, I thought it was a typo, but they kept using it. I don't think it was ever explained, but I think it's supposed to be the second soul of the Peculiars. But to use a made-up word without warning and explanation was annoying.

I'm also confused about the names of Miss Peregrine and her siblings as they seem to have different surnames. Did I miss something here? They were often referred to as Alma, Bentham and Caul, though, and I wondered if the alphabetization was on purpose. Were they born in that order? It seemed like Caul was the middle child.

I was disappointed by the lack of secondary characters. I care about them more than Jacob and Emma. I realized it was kind of boring with just the two of them around.

And really, why must each chapter be 50 pages long?

But the book gets bonus points for referring to Frankenstein's monster and not saying "Frankenstein" while meaning the unnamed monster.

I thought it was interesting that we had three male characters with names that are typically considered female these days: Addison, Sharon, and Kim.

Most importantly, I enjoyed the ending. The chapter involving Jacob's parents and new therapist successfully pissed me off (in a good way). I like to imagine that the Peculiars stole back the letters. Or that the parents got them back from the therapist.

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review 2017-01-29 20:08
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

Another awesome look at Peculiars!
Each book in the series picks up more speed than the last, with this book coming to a final conclusion. Ironically, it did leave room open for more, if necessary, but in a whole, the story came together nicely.
How I like to see all the Peculiars make it to where they needed to be and with whom they needed to be with. A happy ending is always nice. I found myself feeling sorry for the creatures that were considered an enemy in this series, after finding out the full history on them. Didn't see that coming, that's for sure!
If you haven't read this series, you should. I saw one person commented that this series is too creepy for her, but that's the thing, there is not much creepy about the story at all. It's like a science-fiction, fantasy, if you ask me, and I think some of you who are turned off would be so on if you gave it a try.


4.5/5

 

 

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review 2016-11-16 22:05
Library Of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, #3) - Ransom Riggs
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

'Tongue, don't fail me now.
I raised a hand to hide my mouth and said, in guttural Hollow:
Stop.
The hollow stopped.
Sit, I said.
It sat.'

 

The adventure that begun 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 to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

 

This trilogy is probably the first trilogy books that I have in a long time where I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through. The only negative point I have to make is, in the first book you're told that peculiars cannot leave their loops for long periods of time, so more than a day in present time, age will catch up to them. But in this book, the peculiar children spend a lot more than a day in present time. Even though they do say that their hair starts to go grey.

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review 2016-09-20 00:26
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

Reading this almost a year after it came out, that’s pretty early for me!

First of all, thank you Ransom Riggs for creating such a spectacularly different story, seriously if anything it was so refreshing.

I am so glad this series is less horror and takes a turn into more paranormal!

The world building was great, albeit I may have skimmed some chapters, and the characters felt so very real in what they were going through.

Like I mentioned, I found this to be such a unique tale and I can’t wait to read other stories by this author. My only gripe is that the chapters are a tad too long to read in one sitting, but it’s only a personal preference of mine as I’m a bit of a slow reader.

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review 2016-03-23 23:54
Ransom Rigg's Library of Souls
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs

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.
[ synopsis from goodreads ]

 

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