Library of Souls Review

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 14

Summary: “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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).

This wonderful series by Ransom Riggs couldn’t have ended better. I was extremely pleased with Library of Souls, but apparently not pleased enough to write this review on time (oops, it was finals week). Anyway, I loved this book. Everything tied up perfectly, which I usually can’t say about a finale. The characters stayed just as amazing as they were when I first picked up the series. The world evolved to fit the plot of the final book, but kept it’s unique and exciting qualities. It also had plot twists, which always make me happy as I can’t stand predictable books.

Furthermore, Riggs writes extraordinarily well. I’m so glad I met him when I was at Yallwest because he’s become one of my favorite authors. He flawlessly incorporates time travel within his story, which isn’t an easy thing to do when it creates so many paradoxes, and writes such well-developed characters. I think Emma is my favorite because she doesn’t let anything stop her.

I’ll always rank this book and series really high on my favorites list. It’s like no other series out there and everything about it is spectacular. I highly recommend checking it out, you won’t regret it (I hope)!

My favorite quote: “No one can hurt you as badly as the people you love.” -Miss Peregrine herself, page 356. I love this quote because it so perfectly describes what life is like.  Always the wise one, Miss Peregrine.

-Book Hugger


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