Sunday, 2 July 2017
Review of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
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."
It was an awesome book to end an awesome trilogy. There were times throughout when I put the book down to have a break and had to reread some parts I had already read as some parts were forgettable.
There were some parts throughout the book that were quite repetitive and didn't add much to the overall story. I did find myself getting bored a few times as the narrative did drag at times.
The photos are so beautiful, even if a little creepy. It is easy to picture the places without the pictures and found that sometimes the pictures I had of places were so different to what the pictures depicted.
The development of Jacob's character was well written and I hated the decision he had to make.
The ending was amazing and I now love the relationship between Jacob and Emma.