A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
The adventures that began with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and continued with 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.
My first review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
These books, this series! Oh, man, just so good and so enjoyable! Loved them so much, they were just so good, and I'm just so glad that I read them, and all together, because the little bits were just so great!
Being in this world again was just spectacular! And on top of that, to have more of this world, and just learn more? That was just fantastic, I just loved it so much! The first book took place mostly on the island, isolated, and then the next two books, well, they didn't!
The photographs are a pretty integral thing to the series. And it's funny, because these books had to be shaped from them, but that was just a starting place, they could go in so many directions, and that was pretty awesome!
One thing that I wish had been addressed just a bit more, was the point that was brought up in Hollow City, with the Peculiar Sam, who's on the cover. A point from which I extrapolated into a theory about the attitudes in peculiars, that is probably the small seed to the wights and hollows doing what they did!
Totally loved that ending! After all the twists and turns, of ups and downs, that ending was just great! Loved that happy ending, and of hope for the future, and most people being happy (though it sucked that not everyone made it to the end!)
Such a fantastic series, so enjoyable!
Author: Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #1, 2, 3
Read: May 9th, 2012
Read: October 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 2015
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Historical Fiction 2015 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books, and Library of Souls is a End of Series 2015 Book!
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: June 7th 2011, February 14th 2014, September 22nd 2015
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