Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs


Title Library of Souls
Series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author Ransom Riggs
Young Adult Fantasy/Mystery


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.


“No one can hurt you as badly as the people you love.”

Library of Souls is the most imaginative book of this series and the final conclusion to the war continuing since the last two books. Every element astounded me and kept my eyes attach to this book. The characters have developed perfectly, especially Jacob, I liked his mind and never did he bore me out because he always surpised me with his dynamic at every turn.

“Maybe,” she said. “Maybe. But now you’re making promises you might not be able to keep, and that’s how people in love get very badly hurt.”

I don’t want to say much about this one except it’s beyond my expectation from the beginning to the end. The world Ransom Riggs created was wonderful and unique, he reminded me of X-Men sometimes, but actually it’s not like that at all. This book is much more than some action or sci-fi movies, the book itself cloaks the profound messages immaculately between the lines and the characters have many dimensions.

Library of Souls is beautifully written but the story is a little bit slow compared with the previous books. Anyway, the ending is real epicness. I tried to catch my breath while I was reading that scene. At the last page, I miss every character and want to learn more about them. Ransom Riggs made me addicted to this series, and when I spent my time too far from this book, I wanted to come back and read it. I couldn’t see straight until I read the final chapter. TRUST ME ! This series is a real addiction !

“It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story.”

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