Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

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by Ransom Riggs
     
 

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The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is in theaters September 2016.

The New York Times #1 best-selling series
 
A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.
 
The adventure that began with Miss

Overview

The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is in theaters September 2016.

The New York Times #1 best-selling series
 
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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2015
Gr 8 Up—A thrilling and satisfying installment in Riggs's "Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children" series. The book picks up where Hollow City (Quirk, 2014) left off without missing a beat, catapulting the children on a dark chase through London and various time loops in a final confrontation against the evil wights and the monstrous hollowgasts. In Hollow City, the children were trying to save Miss Peregrine. In Library of Souls, the fate of all Peculiardom is at stake. As in the previous books, the characters, their relationships, and their special abilities help to inform the world-building, and the detailed descriptions set the tone, which covers the spectrum from humorous to suspenseful to downright terrifying. An old adage states that a picture is worth a thousand words, and, as in the previous books, found photographs continue to illustrate the unique cast of characters and fantastical settings. The photos collected by Riggs are a highlight, adding a believable confirmation to the spectacular narrative. Readers new to the series should start with the first book, and interest in the titles will only grow, as Tim Burton's film adaptation is scheduled for March 2016. VERDICT This YA series has strong crossover appeal; this latest volume is a must-purchase where fans have embraced the first two.—Billy Parrott, New York Public Library
From the Publisher
“...enthralling...”—Children's Bookwatch

“Fans of the trilogy’s first two books will enjoy Library of Souls for its unique world, fast action, satisfying answers and a thorough tying up of loose ends.”—Free Lance-Star

“I was blown away by the way the haunting photographs were woven so seamlessly into the incredible plot. And Library of Souls has simply the most perfect ending.”—Nikki, Justine Magazine
 
“Oh, my birds, I love this book! I’m obsessed with Ransom Riggs’ wildly creative world packed with heroic, heartwarming characters, supper baddies, and incredible settings like Devil’s Acre and the Library of Souls.”—Annalyse, Justine Magazine

Library of Souls will not disappoint...”—Forces of Geek

"The challenge Riggs faces in Library of Souls is to match the remarkably high standard set by the first two books in the series, either the mind-bending bafflements of the first book or the edge-of-your-seat action of the second. Riggs succeeds, delivering a thrilling conclusion to Jacob’s trilogy."—Paste magazine

"Readers are sure to leap right in after the cliffhanger ending of Hollow City, and they won’t be disappointed."—RT Book Review, 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

"Fans will easily lose themselves in this most peculiar tale of all."—Booklist

"I enjoyed reading this book so much, the cliched, 'I couldn’t put it down,' doesn’t suffice."—Geeks of Doom

"...thrilling and satisfying..."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594747588
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
09/22/2015
Series:
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series , #3
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,835
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller with more than 2 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequel, Hollow City (Quirk, 2013). He grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children—Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes. There’s a nonzero chance he’s in your house right now, watching you from underneath the bed. (Go ahead and check. We’ll wait.) If not, you can always find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best ending ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first two books. I love the characters and the constant action/chain of events. I do feel like certain things became very redundant but nothing worth dislike. The hardest thing about ending a good series is finding a new one too keep you as hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book, I loved this book, and I can't wait to read the third book. New, fresh, fun, fantastical, violent, poignant, there are just so many ways to describe this story. My advice, read them all!
MMorgan90 More than 1 year ago
I loved this series, and this book was by far my favorite. It kept me on edge throughout its entirety and I could not put it down! A bit darker than the previous two, but a wonderful ending to the series. I wish it wasn't over!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad if this is the last in the series, great story and loved the vintage photos. This book seemed a little darker then the other two but very good and worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 3rd book was icing on the cake. I loved this trilogy. It was fun and exciting. My imagination soared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an awesome book. Hope to see more from Ransom Riggs!
Anonymous 20 days ago
A great book series from page one. The whole time you wanted more, and it ended with a great feeling.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
It was amazing and I cannot wait for the movie
Disneydarling 5 months ago
Absolutely love!!! Ransom Riggs is a genius. Can't wait to read Tales of the Peculiar.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Really good book!
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Dissapointing
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Anonymous 9 months ago
There is a freaking movie!!!!!!! YAss read dis book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great story and the pictures were an added plus.
Rachmaninoff_fan More than 1 year ago
Love this series! This book was excellent, and I would highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved them all.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is great! Such detail and wonderful writing draws the reader right into the story! The fact that the story revolves around real pictures makes it even more interesting! Could there be more books? The ending leads me to believe so!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all three books! I couldn't put them down!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ransom Riggs. You left me wanting more but content with what I was given.