This is the first day of a week without school so maybe I’ll post an extra review throughout the week. 🙂 Today I have for you:
Titel: Library of Souls
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publishing Date: September 22nd 2015
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.
Finally the conclusion to a wonderfull trilogy.
The Peculiars are taken by Caul’s minions and Jacob, Emma and Addison stay behind alone. In a deadly quest to find their friends we see how strong the relationship between Jacob and Emma really is.
We already know for some time that Jacob isn’t a hero. He’s afraid, admits that he needs others and that only makes him more human. But what I noticed in this last book is how hard Jacob leans on Emma’s strength.
Emma suffers under the kidnapping of her friends but tries to not show it. She stays strong and only wants to go forward whereby Jacob has to hold her back sometimes and calm her down. In this book you see how strong Emma really is and I think she’s one of the strongest heroins I’ve ever read about. She’s certainly remarkable.
Previously I said how I noticed how much Jacob leans on Emma but actually Emma leans on Jacob too. They really need each other.
Ransom Riggs likes to let his readers laugh from time to time and Addison really takes care of that. He always wants to be brave and tough, and he is when necessary, but mostly he’s just afraid.
There were a couple of months between when I read Hollow City and when I read this one and that period of time I had forgotten how beautifyl Ransom Riggs’ writingstyle is. The trilogy has got very long chapters and that’s why I read his books so slowly but they’re really so good and beautiful.
In this book too we land in a creepy loop and Ransom Riggs describes it so well it feels as if I was really there with Jacob and the rest.
When I finished the book I was seriously shaking and I loved the ending so so much! Sad it’s over…
And I just have to add this beautiful piece of writing that describes Emma perfectly:
“To some it might’ve seem callous, the way she boxed up her pain and set it aside, but I knew her well enough now to understand. She had a heart the size of France, and the lucky few whom she loved with it were loved with every square inch – but its size made it dangerous, too. If she let it feel everything, she’d be wrecked. So she had to tame it, shush it, shut it up. Float the worst pains off to an island that was quickly filling with them, where she would go to live one day.”
That’s it! Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read it! 🙂
Katniss Potter Booklover xxx