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.
This is the third and ‘final’ book in the series. I say that, because in a peculiar world, anything is possible. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a lot of adventure and gave a bit more depth to the main character, Jacob. It also showed a completely different side of the peculiar world, which was very entertaining.
I must admit, I was hesitant to read this book, as the second in the series was a bit of a disappointment for me. It didn’t hold up the level of writing that the first book had. The third book got the whole story-line back on track for me, and I read through the pages as fast as time permitted.
There were, once again, lots of pictures that added to the story, but by this third book, they weren’t really necessary to the story; they are just there because that is how this series is written.
All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a good adventure. You really need to read the others for it to make sense, though.
4.25 of 5 Stars (rounds to 4)