Book Review: Library of Souls

Posted October 16, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 5 Comments

Book Review: Library of SoulsLibrary of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #3
Published by Quirk Books on September 22nd 2015
Genres: science fiction, young adult, Fiction, paranormal
Pages: 464
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs.

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

And with that, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children has come to an end.

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I tried to review it earlier this week actually, but instead I ended up needing to savor it just a bit longer before gathering my thoughts together to move on. When a series ends, and I’ve adored that series enough to go through all of installments within their respective releases, it always hits me like saying goodbye to friends. Not quite gone forever because I know there will be re-reads (and movies), but it can still be emotionally hard. I know I’m not the only reader like this. Lol.

The hardest part is writing a review for middle or late/ending installments. Because: spoilers. I can’t give anything away. I mean, I could, but that would be pretty crappy of me. (and I’m not) So then I’m basically stuck here in a review, like this one, mostly rambling and gushing. Which btw, Library of Souls was majority of what I’d expected with the way it’d ended. Excellent, exciting, enticing.

My biggest issue with this installment over all was the predictability. I pretty much guessed the entire ending, along with the last thirty pages or so (which seemed like a bit of a cliché ending/too predictable/too expected/knew it was coming from a mile away). It did make me roll my eyes a bit, but eh. Does that mean I’m going to let it ruin my entire enjoyment of the full series? Nah. Besides, how could I not love that cast of quirky characters and books full of vintage photos?

It’s still definitely a series I’d recommend immediately to anyone looking for something fitting to it. Going on my re-read list? It just might. I would probably re-read all three books in a better time-frame now that all three are out (I had to wait two years between the first book and second… that was tragic!) and it’d probably be fun, but I’ll likely hold off any re-reads for a year or two at least.

 

Read this series if you haven’t. It’s a must. Trust me.

 

(Pixie)

5 responses to “Book Review: Library of Souls

    • Pixie

      Whoop whoop another fan! 🙂 I know I’m really excited for the movies. I have a feeling they’ll turn out alright with Tim Burton behind it. Thanks for the comment! 🙂

    • Pixie

      Lol that’s okay! I try not to give spoilers to anything I review, but sometimes they slip through anyway from the excitement. You should read it though. It’s great! This was the last book so I’m a little sad now. Haha. Thanks for dropping by though! 😀

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