Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1):
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Hollow City (#2):
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Library of Souls (#3):
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.
I have recently finished the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I thought that this series was a great series. I first read the first book because of a book club I was in. At first I was like well it sounds interesting and that it was something I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own but was super happy that I did read it because of the club. I thought the concept was something new and different than what I typically read so it wasn’t the same storyline that a lot of books have. I liked that these children had all different peculiarities and they were all so fun. I would try and explain it to my husband like yeah there is the kid and he has bees that he can control inside him and he is like what?! I am like no seriously these bees live in his stomach and he just looked at me like I was crazy. My mom on the other hand read them as well and enjoyed them.
I thought that the characters were great and that the interaction between them all were great. The villains were also great and I loved trying to imagine what a Hollowgast will look like! I thought that the third book summed up the story well and even though there were some sad parts of who did not make it all the way through the series I could see how things had to happen that way. I thought the ending was good and I did root for the romance part to happen, but I was more enjoying that it was an adventure story with turns that you never expected, like when the bird was her brother I was like whoa wait what just happened. I am sad that the story is over but thoroughly enjoyed it while I was reading it. I can’t wait to see the movie and hope that they keep with the story and don’t deviate a lot!
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars