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The Conference of the Birds

(Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  17,295 ratings  ·  1,677 reviews

With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life— entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a loo
ebook, 279 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I'm at a loss for many reasons with this book. I love reading about these characters, BUT dang ransom really put them through it in this book. I'll admit there were a few things that I would've liked to have seen be executed differently and one thing in particular that I'm not a huge fan of. It's something that I've seen a lot of series that have been revived tend to do. I can't really go into detail with that, because it'll end up spoilery. I also had to act like I didn't read the line "he let ...more
This was...not good.

I am tired. Tired of these continuations of series that just suck the content from the original series away, undo things that were done. Tired of authors being so lazy they can’t even come up with a new villain.

This book was flat. The characters felt dull and lifeless. The world of peculiars, once so interesting and unique, feels lifeless, like all the magic has been drained from it. The photographs interwoven throughout the story feel cheap, and not overly connected to the
The Burning Rose (Jess)
Sweet Lord, this is totally my favorite book cover from the series 😍😍
Ruby Granger
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
LOVED this! I am a big fan of the Miss Peregrine books and this one did not let me down... Only bad bit is that we have to wait to find out what happens next!!
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Alayne Emmett
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow I loved this book and when I got to the last page I was sad because I knew I’m going to have to wait awhile until the next one and yes, there will be another one thank goodness.
This one was fast paced and exciting and I just wanted to keep on reading it.
I loved all the books in the series so for me Mr Riggs can keep churning them out for as long as possible.
1) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ★★★★☆
2) Hollow City ★★★★☆
3) Library of Souls ★★★★☆
4) A Map of Days ★★★★☆

I'm so disappointed. Like you can see above, I gave four stars to each book in this series so far. Let me be really clear: four stars means I love a book, it's not a favorite but I love it. I know many give five stars when they love a book, so I'm just explaining how I rate books myself. Anyway, like I was saying, I love this series. I loved each book in this series. I thought i
Erin Clemence
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE FIFTH BOOK IS HERE!! Ransom Riggs’ fifth novel, “The Conference of the Birds” that is. The newest installment in the “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” series, “Conference” picks up right where its predecessor left off!

Jacob has been trusted with a mission by his grandfather’s friend, H; deliver the new peculiar, Noor, to an operative known as V. Noor, however, is being hunted by those who know her powers, those who wish to change peculiardom forever. With the help of his pecu
Ashley Daviau
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a little hesitant going into this book after how the last one turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. I’m glad to report that my fears were unfounded and I absolutely loved this book! Everything about it was perfect, it had just the right amount of action and suspense and character development and it all balanced out beautifully. I was so happy to see the characters return to their normal selves, they had just become so different in the fourth book and it was quite jarring! I also real ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
With this book, I feel like we're back on familiar territory. We're no longer exploring American peculiardom so much anymore. The wights are back with a new plot. I was enjoying the different culture in America but the series does seem to have more direction now. Still it was fast based and exciting. Jacob and his friends are a great joy to read about, with Miss Peregrine being the least interesting character in each book. I'm glad the group ditches her at every opportunity. I'm really looking f ...more
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
This wasn't the most in-depth or eventful book so far. I also dislike a cliffhanger. I hope he ends the series with the 6th book, these stories simply don't need to be dragged on and on. ...more
Truebluedah ♪
May 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Let’s see what I have today..

*check calendar*

Hmm, a massage 💆‍♂️
Ooh, a dinner with my wife.

Oh, and the conference of the birds.
That s**ts gonna be weird.
The Nerd Daily
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Ally Maria Gil

The Conference of the Birds picks up right where A Map of Days left off! Jacob left his friends to save Noor (against Miss Peregrine’s wishes) and there he learns from H that there is a prophecy looming and it involves Noor. Prepared to save her from the American clans, Jacob and Noor flee for their lives but are worried how they are going to survive until Hugh and Bronwyn show up and rescue them from being captured by Leo’s lackey
Sarah Churchill
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
Aw man. I really loved the start of this series and the whole idea of creating a world around creepy old photos. It really worked. I also was a huge Supernatural fan until season 6.

I sadly think it's time to let it go.

I didn't hate the book, but it also added nothing to the story for me and I would have preferred the series ended on a high. It was OK, as a filler book goes, and I may even have given this 3 stars if Ransom Riggs... RANSOM FING RIGGS hadn't written those soul destroying words that
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Ransom Riggs, why would you do this to me?

This book was such a DISAPPOINTMENT!! With a mediocre plot and an annoying love triangle, this book was not peculiar at all. As someone who has been following the series (this being the fifth book) devotedly, I wouldn’t defame the book unless it is BAD, like bad bad! All it tried to achieve was building-up for the next book, without adding anything to the plot.

That said, I’m still going to read the last book (of course, once it comes out) because I
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I love this series so much - EURGH that ending! Next one comes out next week, right? Right??
MissBecka Gee

I did not enjoy the direction the author took this in.
The quality of these sequels is deteriorating.
Hollow City was great, and I actually forgot the names of the next ones because they were extremely bad.
The charm of the original book is completely gone here. The peculiar world is no longer intriguing, the new characters are exact replicas of the old ones, the gang isn't even together anymore, Miss Peregrine does nothing except yell at the kids - I am so tired of this all. All I wanted was another good sequel!! Just one more!! And now Ransom Rigg
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I’ve made a grave mistake reading this now when another one could take over a year to release. That ending....

As mentioned in the review for A Map of Days, I’m thoroughly impressed that I’m enjoying this follow up series even more than the OG trilogy. I love being with these characters and just in this entirely new environment. I missed them, but I also love the new characters.

Overall I’m just happy to be back in this world, caught up on another series, and now we wait for the next book.

Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Journeying to New York City, Jacob Portman is resolved to retrieve Noor Pradesh, an uncontacted Peculiar forsaken to the New York City syndicate and charlatan Leo Burnham. Discovering that Noor is one of seven Peculiars of an ancient prophecy foreseeing doomsday for Peculiardom. Noor is imperative and when Jacob is entrusted to delivering Noor to a mysterious location, to an associate of Jacob's grandfather who can shelter the young woman against the Wight onslaught and Leo Burnham's henchmen.

Angela Magic Art
Hmmmmmm. So, I want to start by stating that I enjoyed this book, but I think authors need to stop extending series. This series should have stopped at Library of Souls in my opinion.

I did like this book! But it definitely isn’t my favorite in the series. I felt the pacing was just odd, and I think it was like that because mostly only 3 main things happen in this story, and there just wasn’t much going on. In AMOD there was a glorious mystery element, and codes, and scavenger hunts. This book d
Josh (Beards & Books)
Probably my least favourite book in the series so far (and I love this series).

For me The Conference of The Birds felt flat, it was a filler novel that (in my mind) should have been twice the length to actually close off the story... There are two or three stories running at once, none of which really get any closure or solid explanation and I'm left feeling disappointed more than anything.

Don't get me wrong, my reading tastes have changed over the years, it might just be YA isn't for me anymore
Marah Marina Al Achkar
Hi 👋🏼
I can't wait to read this book.
Bye 👋🏼👋🏼
Temi Panayotova
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There will be another one after this?! I tought this was the last. OMG
Elvina Zafril
The Conference of the Birds was good and I did like this book but I think this series should stop at Library of Souls. I liked how this book picks up what A Map of Days left off but I just didn’t enjoy it much. This probably my least favorite book in this series.

I liked Jacob and Noor in this one. Jacob’s character is much better in this book compared to A Map of Days. In this book, he’s not just a follower but he’s now an actual leader. Noor was initially introduced in A Map of Days but she ha
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Knowing that the end of the series is coming in spring 2021, I feel quite relieved. Whilst this book was pretty good, it did feel like the characters were running from one problem to the next, never really solving what they were doing at the time. I found this a little frustrating, but it certainly kept the pace up for this novel.

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Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
God. What a damn cliff hanger. I really hope Ransome Riggs comes out with a new book this year. He owes us for giving us a book with 150 pages less than the last novel. I’m so sad right now that I’ve got to wait.
Larry Thomsen
Abandoned story

The author starts so many interesting story lines and then throws the away without a second thought. It feels forced.
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhh How exciting that we get another book in this fabulous series! I was ecstatic to read this one, even though the last wasn’t the best it pains me to say. However I was still excited and pre-ordered a signed copy as soon as I could.

So, we continue with Jacob and his peculiar friends. This book does not disappoint. It has everything that you would expect from this Fantasy series. There are explosions, revelations and despair. Ransom Riggs creates a masterpiece by entwining vintage photographs
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-read-again
Jacob is trying to get Noor out of New York and into the safety of a loop. There, they meet back up with the other peculiars and Miss Peregrine. Noor is a part of an ancient prophecy predicting the end of the world. The question is, who are the other seven? War is looming with the wights and time is ticking as the peculiars and ymbrynes learn of a list of items the wights are gathering, one that makes things all the more dangerous. And Jacob gets closer to finding V. While this book wasn't quite ...more
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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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