Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs

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  1. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    Picking up where Hollow City left off, as Library of Souls begins Jacob and company flee from the hollowgast and wights intent on their capture and destruction. Jacob uses his new found ability to speak to, command, and control hollows to facilitate their escape. Aided by Addison’s keen nose, they follow the trail of Miss Peregrine and their other peculiar friends across London and into a loop which transports them to the most wretched peculiar slum known as Devil’s Acre. In this loop, they encounter a peculiar slave market and hopeless addicts of the drug ambrosia en route to the wights’ stronghold where they hope to free Miss Peregrine, rescue their friends, and restore order to the peculiar world.

    Evaluation:
    It took me a few chapters to get immersed in the peculiar world, and even when I did, I found some of the plot twists a bit tedious to follow. Stories generate power through our connections to characters and the relationships between key characters; by this third installment of the series, the story has become so diffuse that I had a hard time remembering who some characters were and why I cared about them. The first book felt more creepy, suspenseful, and tightly organized, but I did appreciate this conclusion to the series, strange detours and all. Fans of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children should read Library of Souls to see Jacob through to the end of his peculiar journey.

    Rating: 3 stars

    Recommendations: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Stardust, Winger, The Diviners, The Name of the Star

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