The Conference of the Birds
An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries.
Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of ...more
I haven't looked forward for so much in maybe a decade!
Please, Mr. Riggs, take as much time as you need. We'll be waiting anxiously for your next work!
You on the other hand, Mr. Calendar, better go fast. FASTER, I SAID!
The novel felt like coming home to a group of friends that have ...more
This book starts the moment the last one ends, as if it was all one book that Mr. Riggs had to abruptly cut in half. The action starts immediately, after all the last book ended in enemy territory.
The peculiar children cant be contained in their little bubble of safety when there are people to rescue and Jacob ...more
Then I hear another branch snap and I look up from where I'm kneeling and there's the monster, covered in Abe's blood, horrible thick tongues waving in the air.
He's got Horatio's face. And he says, in a guttural hollowgast snarl I can plainly understand:
He is coming.
3.5 ideal rating - rounding up to a 4 because for some unknown reason we can't do half star ratings here on goodreads. And because I've been reading this series for 9-ish years of my life, so it means a lot to me, therefore I'll give ...more
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 ...more
Like most of Ransom Riggs writing this one too is on the level of Tim Burton crazy. I love it. The Conference of the Birds is the fifth installment in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. You will not be disappointed as...more
1) Jacob and Emma's mutual agreement that their romantic relationship was over. Emma was able to except Jacob's new ...more
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 ...more
Anyways, I absolutely loved every moment in this book! The photos were wonderfully bizarre and peculiar. Interesting new characters were introduced as well as the familiar faces. I don’t want to spoil the book but an unexpected character made an appearance as well!
I really approve of ...more
It's all part of the intricate detailings of Riggs' new adventure with the integration again of some cool photos. The world is so vividly organized and the cast of ...more
You cannot just leave me hanging like this!
The 5th installment of the series is yet again a truely masterful novel. It’s suspenceful and exciting, peculiar and a real mood lifter. I so love that we finally see more of Fiona, whom I’ve greatly missed since the second novel. I’m already looking forward to the next one, the cliffhanger on this is truly evil and I’m not okay with having to wait so long to see how it ends!
Well done Ransom!! It’s truly amazing!
Though I enjoyed reading this and appreciate the cliffhanger ending, I also find myself wanting this series to wrap up and be done.
Another lovely book by Riggs. Obiosly leading up to another, and hopefully a set up for another book at the end of this year? I hope.
It is well written in classic Riggs style. I loved the tie in from prior books and the deepening of emotional connection with some characters. I am mollified about the cliffhanger only because it means there will be another book to read ...more