Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs: Book Review

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The final book in the first trilogy of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children was an exciting and action-filled finale. It takes us into an entirely new loop called Devil’s Acre, which is a sort of hellscape slum full of addiction and vice. I loved how dark this one got, and getting to experience facets of the peculiar world that we hadn’t yet been exposed to.

Another thing that I loved was how it delved even further into the peculiar mythos – in particular, the book’s namesake, the Library of Souls. It was really interesting to also learn about how the powers of any given peculiar may manifest in different ways depending on the time they are living in.

The character development in this book, particularly of Jacob, continues to be stellar. There is a fascinating and enjoyable level of self-awareness on Jacob’s part about how he is developing and changing as a person due to all the experiences he has had. It was especially fun to get to know Addison, a peculiar dog, much better. In addition, this volume introduces some new characters who are very morally grey and more complex than a great many villains. As a reader, I definitely find these types of characters who are not black-and-white good or evil to be a great asset to any story.

Overall I think this would have been a great finale to the entire series; things were set to wrap up somewhat neatly until the last few pages. That being said, I can’t really say as I’m really disappointed that this entertaining saga will continue! Onto the next book! – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Library of Souls moved fast and hit hard. I loved all the action! These books have fascinating settings and the Library of Souls is no exception. I’m still shivering.

The Devil’s Acre loop is horrific and amazing. I was even prompted to look up a bit of the actual history after finishing this book. Really interesting stuff!

As always, the characters are so well done in this series. They feel very real to me and I love being along for the ride on their adventures. That said, I thought the book could have ended where it did…although I’m glad there’s going to be more because I have grown pretty attached to all the peculiars!

Concepts like privacy, identity, and family hit me really hard in this book. I felt uncomfortable reading certain scenes due to my own personal experiences. However, more than that I appreciated how these conflicts were ultimately portrayed. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Read all of our reviews for the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series here:

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