REVIEW: Library of Souls

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About the Book

Library of SoulsTitle: Library of Souls

Author: Ransom Riggs

Series: Miss Peregrine’s Children #3

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 458

Edition Read: Kindle

Dates Read: April 6 – 17, 2022

Blurb: 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.

*SOME SPOILERS COMING UP FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS*

Review

The blurb for this one on GoodReads doesn’t do it justice. I really enjoy how something that could have been a bit of a gimmick with all the vintage photographs as evolved into a rich and beautiful story world that keeps growing and growing. In this book, we are taken to Devil’s Acre, a place in London for peculiars. It’s something of a peculiar criminal underbelly and the seat of Caul’s power. We also learn about the Library of Souls, a place where peculiar souls are stored and a place that Caul is desperate to find due to the power that these souls hold.

I love seeing Jacob and Emma’s relationship blossom, but it is still a bit weird that she was his grandfather’s girlfriend. Which if you haven’t read this series . . . it’s a long story, but there’s time travel involved, or at least time stopping. Or freezing. Trust me, it makes sense and isn’t as creepy as it sounds. Emma is one of my favorite characters in the series so far. She is such a strong, fierce young woman, ready to do anything for the people she loves.

This book also had a pretty big betrayal, which I will not spoil here, but which I absolutely did not see coming. I love when books surprise me like that.

A solid third installment of the series. GoodReads rating: 4 stars

My reviews for other books in this series:

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  2. Hollow City


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