A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs: Book Review

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Just like each of the others books in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, I found A Map of Days to be really entertaining, engaging, and a page-turner! In fact, I think this book is my favorite thus far in the series.

It picks up right where the third book left off – Jacob has returned home to modern-day Florida, and just as he was about to be shipped off to a mental health facility by his parents, all his peculiar friends from the 1940 loop show up. Things are flipped on their head with all of Jacob’s friends from the past coming to join him in the present, and now it’s Jacob’s turn to play tour guide. Many of the characters have experienced some major growth and change, which is really fun to see. I also feel like we got to know several of the peculiar children much better in this book (especially Bronwyn and Enoch).

It’s fun to see how the ‘children’ begin to push and test their boundaries, as they have matured quite a bit from all that they have been through, and I feel that more shades of grey were introduced in this book with concern to right and wrong. By the end of it, I certainly felt that Miss Peregrine herself was not quite as infallible and perfect as the children had previously believed her to be, which was a very cool and interesting thing to see.

My only “complaint” (and I put that in quotes because I can hardly say it’s a complaint about the book itself or affected my enjoyment of it) was just that it ended on something of a cliffhanger, and now I have to wait for the next one to come out! – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


A Map of Days is easily my favorite book in the series so far. The adventure continues, the mystery deepens, and so much is revealed. It is a really engaging read.

One of the most entertaining aspects of this story is when Jacob’s peculiar friends visit him in modern-day Florida and he has to teach them the ropes of being normal.

The main peculiar characters in this story have certainly experienced growth and change after going through so much. Riggs does a great job with pacing, as well as skillfully alternating between the humorous and the serious. I really think that this mix of horror and fantasy is pretty incredible to read!

The book ended on an enticing note, and I really can’t read to wait the next installment. I’m particularly fascinated by the introduction of more complexities and mysteries. I enjoyed the whole ride this book offered, especially the many emotional conflicts between characters. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

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