Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Library-of-Souls-by-Ransom-RiggsTitle: Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk

Rating: 4/5 ****

Sorry it’s taken me longer than usual to finish this series, not because it’s not good, but life has been getting in the way. However, I turned the last page this morning and need to get my review written whilst the book was still fresh in my mind.

If you’ve read my reviews of the two previous novels in this fantastic series, then you’ll know I have become a big fan of Riggs and his work, and this final novel is no different.

This series had taken me on a long journey through many different times and destination along side Jacob and his new-found peculiar friends, and I’m sad to have reached the end.

In this third and final installment, Jacob must learn to embrace and use his power when faced with more than one life-or-death situation, whilst juggling two worlds, his life in the present day, and the 20th Century which he currently occupies.

The war between the Ymbrynes and the Wights comes to a head, with Jacob and his friends at the very centre of it all. The unique seeling point of this series – the eerie and sometimes frightening photographs that accompany the story – continues in ‘Library of Souls’, although I think the best photos were in the second book, ‘Hollow City’.

The main complaint I had with the first two books was mostly due to the relationship between Jacob and his parents, and how this plays out over the course of the story. Not every teenage is best friends with their parents, but Jacob didn’t seem to mind essentially running away and not giving them any goodbye. So, I’m pleased to be able to say that this comes to the forefront of the plot towards the end of this final novel, and I’m happy with the way things are left.

It’s not likely there will be further stories anytime soon, but I’m certian at some point in the future Riggs will return to this trilogy and the stories that are left unexplored. Although there is the film adaption to look forward to, which is set to be out December of this year, and with Tim Burton set to direct it should be amazing!



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