Early Thoughts on Ransom Riggs’ Library of Souls (by Jill)


Library-of-Souls cover

So it’s Tuesday, and my plan was to do a progress report on Library of Souls, the final book in Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy, but I didn’t make a ton of progress this week in my reading, so I don’t have much to say. Let me modify, actually. I’m a third of the way through Library of Souls, but I don’t feel like a whole lot has happened in the book that’s worth mentioning. I’m kind of disappointed in this one, actually. I feel like it’s dragging so far, and I don’t remember that being the case in the first two books in the series. The weird old time pictures are not as weird in this book; it’s almost like Riggs is running out of stuff from his collections to share with his readers.

The story picks up right where Hollow City left off: in the present day, in a London Underground station, with Jacob Portman suddenly able to tell a hollowgast, the invisible evil beasts of the peculiar world, to cease and desist its attack on him, Emma, and Addison the dog. With that, they head out into London proper, hot on the trail of the wights and their friends, and make their way into another loop. This one is just yucky. It’s called Hell’s Acre, and it’s a disgusting slum in Victorian London. I think. Where I ended last night, the gang has reached the wights’ stronghold in the loop, and they’re figuring out a way to get inside and rescue their friends. I haven’t given up on this book by any means, and I’m hopeful that the story will pick up once the entire group is reunited (I expect that will happen sooner rather than later). I think it’ll be good for forward progress that I’m starting my weekend and will have more time to sit and read each day. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to participate in Read All Day Friday with Bethany this week, because I also have a lot of Doctor Who to watch, but a Read and Binge Watch Doctor Who All Day Friday sounds really appealing. I promise to have more to say on Thursday….

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