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Library of Souls

(Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  138,494 ratings  ·  11,212 reviews
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 histo
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Quirk Books
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Paige This book is incredible! It is the perfect ending to the series. You need to read the other books first or you will be totally lost but the whole seri…moreThis book is incredible! It is the perfect ending to the series. You need to read the other books first or you will be totally lost but the whole series is great.(less)
Sophie Yes, but the series doesn't revolve around the romance. It's quite well done thought…moreYes, but the series doesn't revolve around the romance. It's quite well done thought(less)

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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

In all seriousness, I couldn't have asked for a more satisfying ending to this peculiar adventure. I'm so happy and satisfied with the way this story ended. I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that this series is over. I'm going to miss these characters, but I'll definitely revisit these books in the future and relive the adventure over again.
Darth J
Nov 05, 2015 rated it did not like it

Without the old photos, this series wouldn't exist and you know it. While the premise is interesting, the writing is dull, the characters are flat, and it's overlong. All in all, this shouldn't have been a trilogy. The entire series could have fit within one 400 page book; there's just too much filler that doesn't go anywhere. I hate a meandering plot and side adventures when they don't serve the story and only take away from the flow. It's too much stop/start for me and it took me nearl
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Maybe more like 4.5

I really enjoyed this third book. I think maybe not having read the other books in so long threw me off starting this book, it was super hard for me to get into at first, but once I was in I sped through it.
I just love these characters a lot. And this story. It's so unique and wonderful.
J.L.   Sutton
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Satisfying conclusion! Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (the final installment in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy) picks up where Hollow City ends. Even with a new purpose established at the end of Hollow City, I had become a little tired of the peculiar children always being on the run. They barely seem to have time to catch their breath. This made the first half of Library of Souls a bit difficult for me to engage with. Finally, though, Jacob, with his newfound ability to control the ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
I have to say, this was my least favourite of the 3, but nonetheless I did still love it and I'm very sad the story's over. I fell in love with peculiardom and I cannot wait for more stories from this world!!! ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely so happy with how this series ended. If you have been a friend of mine for a while, you know that the end of trilogies never work for me for one reason or another. But this one, this was so so so good. There is truly nothing else I could have asked Ransom Riggs to provide. He gave us answers to questions, a plot that came full circle and concluded well, and a really beautiful satisfying ending that isn't over the top. I will admit that I am still not into the romance in this seri ...more
This was my reaction when I found out this was the final novel of the Miss Peregrine series.

This was my reaction when I opened the book and found it intensely action-packed with all of zero breathing room:

And this was my reaction when I got to the end:

Along the way, Ransom Riggs more than outdid himself. He's taken Jacob, Emma, Addison, and us readers further back in time than we've seen before - to the slums of Victorian London. He's introduced the other brother of Miss Peregrine's - Mr. Bentha
Oct 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-own
I was originally going to give this 2 stars, but then I couldn't think of anything I really liked about this book, so even though it hurts my heart, 1 star it is.

What an enormous disappointment.

Honestly, if it wasn't the third book in a beloved series, I would have easily put it down pretty early on. I kept waiting for it to get better, and it never did. Let me go over all of the things that I did not like about this book.

1) Too many convenient moments in the plot. All too of
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“No one can hurt you as badly as the people you love.”

Library of Souls is the most imaginative book of this series and the final conclusion to the war continuing since the last two books. Every element astounded me and kept my eyes attach to this book. The characters have developed perfectly, especially Jacob, I liked his mind and never did he bore me out because he always surpised me with his dynamic at every turn.

“Maybe," she said. "Maybe. But now you're making promises you might not be
Mohammed Arabey
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are you into creepy vintag-

Forget about that already, I got that far for the story itself..

In its darkest godforsaken loop, the real life, Victorian Devil's Acre.

Where the epic concluded...but the Peculiardom truly, fully established.

Okay, and there's still again Creepy Vintage Photos.... just as Book One and Two

*** The Loop ***

The story starts right after the events of book two, which is mean we're still in current day London...merely a week after the events of Book One.

The Goods ; fast a

Felicity Jackson (gowithflick)
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-shelves
I wish I could give this 100000000000 stars! Bittersweet to have finished this series. Every book just got better and better. Ransom Riggs - you bloody legend
Lilly Santiago
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing



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So,the third installment of Ransom Rigg's trilogy of Miss Peregrine and her Peculiar Children was hands-down the best. Our favourite, wonderful, peculiar children encounter more peculiars, more threats, all leading to a spectacular closure. I won't say much (ever fearful that I will spoil half of the plot...) but the book is an utter roller-coaster. Literally. The action is almost frantic, and perhaps, this is one of the (extremely few) problems of the plot. The new characters introduced are ver ...more
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Better than the last book, but still middle of the road in terms of entertainment factor and writing and story overall.

-The world was fun to immerse into with the peculiar powers and time loops. Enjoyed most of the characters, they weren't all that complex or interesting but they were fairly entertaining and easy to root for. Jacob and Caul were the only ones I wasn't all that impressed with, even though Jacob was rather likeable, him turning into a total speshul snowflake pu
Dan Lutts
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hollow City ended with Miss Peregrine still a captive of the wrights. Jacob, Emma, and Addison the talking dog were hiding in a phone booth in present-day London, Jacob discovered his astonishing power to control hollows, and their friends were kidnapped.

Library of Lost Souls opens with Jacob, Emma, and Addison still in the phone booth. They escape and, undaunted, vow to locate and free their friends, along with Miss Peregrine and her fellow ymbrynes. Their task, though, seems impossible. Fortu
I feel pretty sad right now, as I actually think, that despite all of the amazing reviews this book got, personally, that this book was the worst of the lot. I love the whole concept behind these books, and I especially enjoyed the first book, but this one, was really lacking a story for me. It kind of dragged along, at a mediocre pace, and nothing significant or exciting happened. The plot did not have me engrossed, and there were not enough twists. It was all fairly predictable.
The rescue miss
Anja H.
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it

"It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story.”

Oh my, the quote above is one of the most beautiful ones I ever encountered in a book! It perfectly describes my feelings about books!
This book was most definitely my favorite of all three books in this series. Not a single dul
Ashley Daviau
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With each book that's been released I've grown more and more in love with this series and these characters. This book was action packed from start to finish and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time with just the right amount of mystery and drama to keep me absolutely hooked. I also absolutely loved learning more about the culture and lore surrounding the peculiars, I feel like it helped me understand the story more as a whole. And as usual the pictures were gorgeous and made me feel like ...more
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable finale to this excellent trilogy. The photographs are amazing as they have been in all the books and the book itself is a pleasure to own. Hollow City ended with the biggest cliff hanger and Library of Souls starts straight into the action where we left off. In fact action would be the best single word to describe this book because it is practically non stop. I felt tired myself because the main characters never seemed to sleep. Apparently they lived for days on adrenaline a ...more
Holy Moses Batman!

I can't believe that this wonderful series is over. I honestly really can't wrap my mind around that and make it true. It's like Ransom Riggs can do no wrong when it comes to Peculiar children.

Library of Souls was so freaking good. I could barely put it down to sleep, eat, work, and do everyday functions. I was completely hooked and enamored by this book. With the little twists put into this book I was basically on the edge of my seat and wanting to get through the pages even q
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads

This volume might be the best in the entire trilogy. It's an enjoyable and convenient conclusion to an excellent series. The story was darker, more menacing, and scary at times, although it felt draggy on some parts especially when it gets too descriptive in detail. I feel quite sad right after finishing this because I was immersed in this strange world I'd come to know from the two prior installments. I'm bummed to see Jacob and the peculiar children's adventures in Peculiardom come to a
Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
So much happens in the third book. I feel like this should've been much longer. There's many leaps and bounds that the characters make that made me want to go, "wait a minute. Back up." Like how there's a black market for power-enhancing drugs? or there's weird peculiar cage fights. It just feels like we expanded from a little time loop to this whole new world far too quickly.

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Lee  (the Book Butcher)
Third book in the miss peregrine's series shows the dark side of the peculiar world. It's more gritty than necessary imo.

There is a line with these YA series between dark and exciting to gritty and filled with extremely mature content. And this installment of our little tale of weird children trying to survive in hidden society with creepy historical photos is turn into an fight against extermination with drugs, slavery, blood sports, and stealing of children's souls. There's no sex which is rea
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I freakin love these stories and hope they go on for a while.

I have to say Jacob and Emma's relationship is my favorite that I've read in a while. The way they interact throughout the novel is breath takingly beautiful. Every time I read a scene I felt like I was there with them following along the adventures. I really wish peculiarities was true.
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Get them back or die trying . . .

These books seem to be released just far enough apart for me to forget EVERYTHING that happened in the previous novel. If you, like me, need a refresher course on the events of Hollow City, Wiki has a nice synopsis -

And they're off! While Jacob struggles to master his newly discovered and incredibly useful talent, the Peculiars are on a quest to rescue Miss Peregrine, the ymbrynes and the other Peculiars. Maybe it's j
LeAnne: GeezerMom
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Co-read with the offspring, and while it was not precisely a root canal sans anesthetic, it was indeed painful. Very high drama, young teen adventure, magic, romance. A LOT OF YELLING! The author should have stuck to just the first book in this series and then wrote something else entirely.

One thing that was pretty pitiful right up front was that the main character and his girlfriend were bemoaning the kidnapping of their friends - they had this sad chat while they were on a train, taking care o
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is definitely the kind of book that will leave you reeling for days and days. Even a few pages in, I knew Library of Souls was going to be my favorite book of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy. Ransom Riggs’s writing just gets better and better, the adventures get bigger, and my heart gets more and more attached to Jacob and Emma. Read More on my blog!
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Dean Ryan Martin
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-top-choice
In preparation for its Book 6 finale, I am done re-reading LIBRARY OF SOULS - Book 3 in Peculiar Children Hexalogy.

Author Writing Style: 5 STARS. Yay - It is smooth-sailing as the first book. The writing consistency of Ransom Riggs is amazing! He writes clean sentences, polished paragraphs and intriguing chapters. Nay - I observe nothing.

Characters' Development: 5 STARS. Yay - There is a good mix of white, black and gray characters in this sequel - making the story more unpredictable. The most m
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, but so much of the same things kept happening.

How many time could Jacob almost die!?!? Hahaha

Besides that, I love the characters with my whole heart, and the ending was absolutely spectacular.
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Hi, I'm Ransom, and I like to tell stories. Sometimes I tell them with words, sometimes with pictures, often with both. I grew up on a farm on the Eastern shore of Maryland and also in a little house by the beach in Englewood, Florida where I got very tan and swam every day until I became half fish. I started writing stories when I was young, on an old typewriter that jammed and longhand on legal ...more

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