Sunday, 2 July 2017

Review of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

"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."

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.

4/5 stars

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