Library of souls by Ransom Riggs book review

Note: This is a spoiler free review!

This is the third and final book in the Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children series. You can read the first book’s review here and the second here.


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.

Initial thoughts

I was that excited about reading this book after the previous one that I dived into it immediately, and then proceeded to get a headache from binge reading it. #worthit.

I was really sad the series was going to be over and felt it was too quick!


As with other two books, the writing is excellent. The mixture of description and dialogue was done perfectly. I really enjoy the description in these books. 


This is where things start going downhill. I feel like the climax was too rushed. Things were introduced in this book that should’ve been introduced in previous books or even things should not have ended in this one. Because things were introduced in this one, I found myself struggling to care. I feel the conclusion came too suddenly and also think the ending was wrapped up too neatly. 


The characters were one of my favourite part of these books. Sadly, this book had a major like of character-y stuff happening in this one. I was also disappointed to find that characters I love were essentially pointless the entire series. They could’ve just not been in it. D:

Overall thoughts

While I still enjoyed the ride, this is the weakest of the three and I was left with a feeling of disappointed not satisfaction at the end. It was a case of too little, too late. Everything felt a little rushed in this book and I felt like it skipped major plot arcs. It is still a solid trilogy though that I’d recommend to people.

Was it worth the read? Yes, if only to finish the trilogy.

Would I re-read? No

Would I read this Author again? Yes

Flames: Flame 3 grey

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5 thoughts on “Library of souls by Ransom Riggs book review

  1. Rachel 13/07/2016 / 11:01 am

    That’s the worst when a finale disappoints the rest of the series.

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