Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

· Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Book 3 · Sold by Quirk Books
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The New York Times #1 best-selling series. 

Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.
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.
5.22K reviews
Ayzha Burwell
December 27, 2015
This book was even better than the first two. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a good read, and anyone who loves peculiar things. The ending was the best part and it made me so happy to finally read a series with a good ending. Can't find too many of those these days. Try this and I promise you won't regret it.
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Ritu Nair
June 21, 2017
The Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ups the stakes with every passing book, as is evident by the dwindling squad around Jacob. At the end of the last book, this number had dropped to just Emma and the peculiar dog, Addison, who now have to follow the kidnapped ones, into the metaphorical lion's den. Their journey takes them back into Time Loops, and they see a different side of Peculiardom - the punishment loops, as well as the introduction of a mythical place called the Library of Souls. Despite all the doom and gloom, we do have Addison as comic relief and some other scattered moments of humor that remind us that there is light even in dark times. While the earlier books had focused on character development and the friendship between the peculiar children, this time, we see more of the action than any character arcs. There are the seedy sides of Peculiardom to explore, as well as finding out that the best kept secrets are the ones that are rendered unbelievable. The story finally delves into what exactly the Wights were attempting and why they would go to so much lengths to do so. I was a bit disappointed with that aspect, though - the villain, Caul (or whatever his name is - I was listening to an audiobook so I may have spelled it wrong) is pretty one-dimensional and is more a caricature of a mustache-twirling, world-dominating matriarchy-hating megalomaniac. No, where the main interest lies is in Jacob's ability - to be able to see and communicate with the Hollows (and another that emerges later on). I liked the conflict generated due to his being able to communicate with the Hollows - he admits that they are dangerous creatures but he also feels pity for them in some cases. The fantasy aspect of the series expands even further with the introduction of the Panloopticon, and the fate of the peculiars in an ever-distancing world. Also, the introduction of Library of Souls was a wonderful addition, but I felt it was added too late to the game, as it sort of got lost in the whole evil domination scheme. After the showdown with the villain, the author devotes part of the plot to Jacob's future in Peculiardom, and his relationship with Emma. Now, I have never been a fan of the romantic relationship between them (her being his grandfather's girlfriend and now his is just so weird) but they do make excellent partners, and great friends for each other. As for the eventual end, well, I was satisfied with it. And overall, the book is pretty good as a sequel and a finale.
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A Google user
May 23, 2016
3d book is much darker and full of hard moments then the 2d one, but its still very fun and exiting to read...
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About the author

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller, as well as its best-selling sequels Hollow City (Quirk, 2013) and Library of Souls (Quirk, 2015). He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife.

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