So, I’m a little late to reading this series but I’ve finally done it. The first book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, has been sitting on my TBR for so long that I can’t actually remember picking it up for the first time. What initially attracted me to this book was the cover, the black and grey picture was incredibly haunting and intriguing. I didn’t know much about the series and, as you know, I’m always so grateful for this because it means I’m not getting any spoilers.
I didn’t think I would like this series as much as I did purely because I had never read anything quite like it before. I think that’s one of the many reasons why I fell in love with the series. It’s so original! The concept of the peculiars and the use of the time loops were so incredibly interesting. I loved the way Ransom Riggs incorporated the use of pictures into the story because it brought scenes from the book to life in such a refreshing way. It made the story more believable.
The first in the series; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children had such a wonderful setting and intrigue that I found myself completely pulled into this world. I read it all in less than twenty four. I couldn’t put it down!
It was incredibly fascinating to be able to explore the world of the peculiar with Jacob. It’s such a creepy and mysterious narrative that is filled with suspense. It’s such an enchanting world to be brought in to. The ending was filled with action and challenges for these peculiar children that I found myself begging for them to be okay and for them to make it somehow. The first book ended with an exciting unexpected cliff-hanger that had me reaching for the second in the book.
Hollow City, the second series, had me so much more engaged with the series. It was set in 1940s London and I just really enjoyed it. It was so captivating! The second book was filled with so many plot twists that I found myself, once again, unable to put the book down. Also, the ending to this book left me with my mouth opening and thinking ‘what just happened?’
Naturally, I grabbed the third book in the series, Library of Souls. This was definitely my favourite book in the series. The plot twists, the arrival of new characters, the struggles that the characters had to endure. It all added to a wonderful combination of drama and reached a whole new level of intensity. With each page, I was bracing myself because I wanted to make sure the characters were going to be okay. It was an epic conclusion to the story that had been told through the other books.
I was completely hooked!
I was wishing for them all to be okay. I wanted them to all have their happy ending. My heart was broken only for it to be restored with the final few pages. It had a wonderful satisfying ending!
I am super intrigued to see where the story will develop in the new book Map of Days that will be released next month. I know the book takes place after the third book which means the series going to take such an interesting, fun yet modern dynamic. I can’t wait!
Thanks for reading!