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A Map of Days

(Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  30,199 ratings  ·  3,121 reviews
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"A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more." -NY Journal of Books

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Mi
Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Penguin Books (first published October 2nd 2018)
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Kathaleen Mallard I agree with you on the fact that I feel like she was a little more up tight than usual. Also I feel like she was more against Jacob in this book than…moreI agree with you on the fact that I feel like she was a little more up tight than usual. Also I feel like she was more against Jacob in this book than in the first three. Maybe it's because she's in Abe's hometown I'm not positive. In my opinion I don't think she should've kept doubting Jacob like that. (less)

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Whitney Atkinson

I could seriously read 30 books in this series without getting old. I love the world, the characters, the action, the peculiarities. Even though I haven't read a book by Ransom in three years, cracking this open to page one felt like returning to an old friend and delving back into a story i'd only just put down.

I love that this book expands the characters' worldview and how their personalities begin to evolve. The way that they change and begin questioning a
Oct 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Wow have I been living under a rock this all time? I had no idea this existed.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so our trilogy continues into book 4! Well if you are on to a good thing why not?

I enjoyed this one nearly as much as the very first book. It was long but easy to read and the pages seemed to race past. The characters are growing up and there are some very interesting scenes as a result. How would you feel if you used to date the grandfather of the boy you are now seeing? And how does he cope when he thinks you still love his (dead) granddad. This is the sort of problem you can come across w
Beth The Vampire

Should have stopped at three.

I loved the original Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It had some really novel ideas, interesting characters (Miss Peregrine especially), and a compelling story. When I found out there was going to be a new trilogy, I was excited, but cautious. Looks like I had a right to be.

At the end of the Library Of Souls, Jacob left the loop and returned home to his parents, who consequently thought he was insane and attempted to have him committed. Luckily,
Ayesha (The Fifth Marauder)
The slight difference in the color of this book compared to the original trilogy is making me seriously uncomfortable.
Mohammed Arabey
Apparently we aren't done yet with Creepy Vintage Photos..

We are gladly will have a new adventure with the Modern Times in America this time..

And we really can't wait to be back to our...Peculiardom..
The Burning Rose (Jess)
Wait, A fourth book? GOD HAVE MERCY ON ME.

My reaction, when thanks to Tahereh Mafi tweeting about it, I knew this book existed and all I could say was: I. AM. DECEASED.

The fourth book in Riggs' signature series plays out a bit like Iron Gold for me in that it's long and a little bit on the slow side sometimes, but it does a great job of expanding the world as built in the original trilogy too. Though Riggs doesn't do the four-POV route like Pierce Brown did - once again, Jacob's our sole POV character. But since he's about as new to the
I was so excited to see that there would be more books to this series. I absolutely loved the first three, I think it is a genius way in which to write, including vintage photographs and weaving a story through them.

When we left Jacob he had come home to Florida in which the peculiar followed suit and came to find him ending on what I thought was a lovely open ending. Well it did not stop there which I was about to find out. Oh how I have missed Ransoms writing. A Map of Days sat on my to be re
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends are off on another adventure, this time to 20th and 21st centuries America. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others; I don't know if it's the book or if it's that I'm tiring of the series. I think 3 books sufficed and I won't be reading the 5th or 6th. I did derive some enjoyment from this book, especially from seeing the old photographs and the clever way Ransom Riggs weaves them into the story. I also enjoyed meeting some new Peculiars. However,
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Guess who's gonna age forward 10 years waiting for the 5th book in this series?


Favorite Quotes:

"It's strange, what the mind can digest and what it resists."

"There was something in the act of shouting along to that particular song with these particular people while driving that particular car that gave me a crazy, spine-tingling high like I'd never experienced before. It felt like we were claiming the world for ourselves and our lives as our own. This is mine. Yes. I'll do with i
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book my main thought was "this is way to big". After finishing it all I can think about is how I want more. This book definitely has a different feel than the previous trilogy, but in all the best ways. It is a great continuation of the story. You get so wrapped up in the world that the pages just fly by. I'm excited to see where the series will go from here! ...more
Xandra (StarrySkyBooks)
I hardly ever cry when it comes to books. But did I cry when I found out that Ransom Riggs was working on A Map of Days? You bet I did.  

(You can read the complete review on my blog!)

This novel follows the events in the previous three books. Go read those first for the best results!

The plot built up pretty slowly, but it continued to get more interesting along the way. At about page 400, the plot just… well, the only way I can describe it is like this: if the first 400 pages w
Nov 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This picks up where the last book left off with everyone back in the present. Jacob finds some clues about Abe's life and sets out on a mission up the East Coast. American Peculiardom is quite different. It makes for a very interesting contrast and a complete new series of trouble for Miss Perregrine's Peculiar Children to get into. The format still revolves around building the story through creepy old-timey photos. If you've ever been curious, this is a fun and original series to pick up. ...more

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MissBecka Gee
While this was still really really good, it was not as good as the previous 3 books.
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Quite different from the first trilogy.

Full review to come.



Oh my gosh! The title. The cover. I'm dying.

Every author I know has planned to release the new trilogy of the series that I've been following, but it's okay as it means I have something to read and look forward to for the next three years, at least.

*I'm soooooooooooo ready for this btw*
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When it comes to out there stories it is not hard to be taken in by Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Over three installments Miss Peregrine, Jacob Portman and the rest of the ragtag crew have fought all manner of beasts and enemies with their abilities and now back in the present, it is time for Jacobs friends to adjust.

But we all know that the mundane days won't last, and for Jacob that comes when he meets with an old comrade of his grandfathers known as H. With the prospect of the b
Lauren Stoolfire
I loved the original trilogy, and this honestly feels like a cheat after how the original finale wrapped up. That said it was good to see the characters again and how they deal with the present day, especially Enoch. I feel like this left me with way too many questions at the end and not enough answers, but I am very interested and have been to learn more about Abe's life. Two things that really bothered me in particular: the reaction of Jacob's parents to the truth about their son and all the d ...more
Dean Ryan Martin
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In preparation for the finale book, I am done re-reading A MAP OF DAYS - Book 4 in the Peculiar Children hexalogy.

Author's Writing Style: 5 STARS. Yay - Riggs is consistent with his clear and clean style of writing. When I say clear, his choice of words visually entertains me whatever time of the day I chose to read. When I say clean, his grammar and sentence construction impress me. Is he an English Ninja?

Nay - Zero!

Characters' Development: 3 STARS. Yay - The main focus of this sequel is none o
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

The peculiars need to figure out how to live in the real world.
It was cute and funny but I wasnt in the mood for it I think so I will reread the whole series and try again later on and hopefully enjoy it more.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An underrated book that you can't put down. Loved the setting, new characters and their development, the plot and everything of it. It was really cool that Jacob and his friends are now thrust into the untamed landscape of American Peculiardom where new wonders and and dangers awaits them.

The vintage photographs again works flawlessly to create a brilliant story. This book left me hanging. A Map of Days is my first book to read in 2019 and it means something special to me.

5 stars.
Tabea Vanessa
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mostly I just loved to be with the people again and didn’t mind the slow first 2/3. The ending though, wow! Everything changed and there is all the potential for an epic story to come!
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In my previous Ransom Riggs’ review, I was very skeptical about how the writer could continue the series without being repetitive. To be honest, I approached this book expecting boredom and no new ideas but, I am pleased to say that Riggs has got it right and I am left looking forward to reading the next one of the series (once it is released!).

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Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***3.5 stars***

Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children have now become her angsty teens. In A Map of Days we are thrust into the aftermath of the events in the Library of Souls and the peculiar children coming to terms with living in the modern age. Additionally, the peculiar universe is expanded by exploring the American time loops. Let’s just say that the American time loops leave much to be desired in terms of stability and human decency.

I found myself getting frustrated with the peculiar childre
Sigh. I just DNFed this at 25 percent. I wasn't enjoying the children in this one and following Jacob as he is crowned "The One" through a fourth book didn't sound like a good time to me.

I think that the last book ended perfectly and had the right message that life isn't fair. I thought it had a good logic behind Jacob following in his grandfather's steps with him not being able to say with the people he loved. I thought it was up there with "His Dark Materials" in showing children how life can
Ashley Daviau
This book should never have happened is my main thought after finishing it. Now hear me out! I still love this series and this book was decent but it just wasn’t necessary and didn’t live up to the same standards as the original trilogy. The same cast of characters was there and I do love them but it seems like they’ve aged backwards from the last book. They’re all incredibly bratty and selfish and it really made me enjoy this book a hell of a lot less than if they had remained as awesome as in ...more
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant. I love this series so much, it's been one of my favourite things to read over the last few years. In this installment I really liked the evolution of Jacob and the others, the complexities of their world and situation and the way it was all so perfectly complimented by the photos (in colour for this book).
I won't say much more for fear of spoiling things, but I can't recommend this (or the series itself if you're new to it) enough.
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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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  • Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
  • Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)
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