Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book Review-Library of Souls





Fantasy is one of my favorite genres and YA Fantasy is often quite good.  I have read the the first two of Ransom Rigg's books:  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City, so I was very excited when the third and final book, The Library of Souls finally came out.
The author based his books on some unusual antique photos he found.  They were of children and adults who were in poses that were not neccessarily physically possible.  He created a group of people, "peculiars", who fit the descriptions implied in the pictures.  In his world, these people are hunted so they have found a way to create time loops in which to live.  Unfortunately, at the end of the first book the hunters have found a way to invade the loops.
Jacob had witnessed his grandfather's death, gone through some of his papers, and found a reference to an island off Great Britain.  He convinced his father to take him there.  While there he found the peculiar people and learned he was one of them.  In the next book, Jacob and his friends are searching for Miss Peregrine, who was kidnapped.
In the third book, Jacob and his friends must rescue Miss Peregrine and the others of her kind and fight for the peculiar people's future.  It is a well told, suspenseful story, full of bravery and treachery, with a little bit of love thrown in for good measure.
I highly recommend this series for fantasy lovers.  Riggs has created a unique world in these books. 

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2015-09 - Quirk Books
9781594747588 Check Our Catalog A New York Times #1 best seller

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
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Other books by the same author.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2011-06 - Quirk Books
9781594744761 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Benjamin Franklin Award (2012) Charlotte Award (2014) Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014) Grand Canyon Reader Award (2014) Green Mountain Book Award (2014) Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2013) Locus Awards (2012) Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2014) Sequoyah Book Awards (2014) Volunteer State Book Awards (2014) Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)


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.
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Hollow City
Hollow City
By Riggs, Ransom
2014-01 - Quirk Books
9781594746123 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Delaware Diamonds Award (2015)

Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
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