Library of Souls
The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.
A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.
The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.
They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all.
Praise For Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children…
“Fans of the trilogy’s first two books will enjoy Library of Souls for its unique world, fast action, satisfying answers and a thorough tying up of loose ends.”—Free Lance-Star
“Library of Souls will not disappoint.”—Forces of Geek
“I was blown away by the way the haunting photographs were woven so seamlessly into the incredible plot. And Library of Souls has simply the most perfect ending.”—Nikki, Justine Magazine
“The challenge Riggs faces in Library of Souls is to match the remarkably high standard set by the first two books in the series, either the mind-bending bafflements of the first book or the edge-of-your-seat action of the second. Riggs succeeds, delivering a thrilling conclusion to Jacob’s trilogy.”—Paste magazine
“Fans will easily lose themselves in this most peculiar tale of all.”—Booklist
“Thrilling and satisfying.”—School Library Journal
“I enjoyed reading this book so much, the cliched, 'I couldn’t put it down,' doesn’t suffice.”—Geeks of Doom
“Readers are sure to leap right in after the cliffhanger ending of Hollow City, and they won’t be disappointed.”—RT Book Review, 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
“Non-stop wonder.”—Geeks of Doom
Praise for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns
“Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”—CNN
“Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story.”—Associated Press
“I read all of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books and I loved them.”—Florence of Florence + The Machine
“[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs.”—USA Today Pop Candy
“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly
“Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People
“You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
“This peculiar parable is pure perfection.”—Justine magazine
“One of the coolest, creepiest YA books.”—PopSugar
Praise for Hollow City
“I was blown away...Hollow City is fantastic.”—USAToday.com
“A worthy follow-up, and as addictive a read as the first.”—Hypable
“Hollow City mixes spooky vintage photos and action-packed storytelling to continue the story of Jacob Portman and his fellow “peculiars” as they travel through time to war-torn London.”—Dan Kois, Slate
“A perfect blend of creepiness and thoughtfulness.”—PopMatters
“A stunning achievement… Hollow City is even richer than Riggs’s imaginative debut, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”—Boston Globe
“What makes the series soar, however, is not the world-building, as intriguing as it is, but the heartfelt intensity of the emotions.”—Virginian-Pilot
“Ideal for fans of Neil Gaiman and Daniel Kraus, Hollow City blends fantasy and horror into a world that will engross readers and leave them eager for more.”—Shelf Awareness for Readers
“A tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the…peculiar.”—Kirkus Reviews
“New readers of the series will find this novel a treat...Fans of the first title will find this book a treasure. The only downside: waiting for the third installment to find out what happens to Jacob and his peculiar friends.”—School Library Journal
“Riggs has created a fresh and original world in these Peregrine novels, with likable, quirky characters and a very readable style.”—Library Journal Xpress Review
Quirk Books, 9781594747588, 464pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
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Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
1. At the end of Hollow City Jacob discovers his peculiar ability, and in Library of Souls he must learn to master this power in order to save his friends and beloved Miss Peregrine. Were you surprised by Jacob’s lack of confidence in himself? How well do you think he handled the pressure he was under?
2. At the beginning of Library of Souls, Jacob, Emma, and Addison find themselves in present-day London. This is the first time Emma is encountering the modern world. What do you think it must have been like for her to encounter the London Underground and a comic con?
3. In Hollow City the wights posed as Nazi soldiers, and in Library of Souls they pose as police officers. What do you think of this pattern of wights portraying authority figures?
4. Devil’s Acre is a miserable loop, filled with depravity and criminal activity, and the only way for Jacob, Emma, and Addison to get there is via Sharon’s boat. What were your first impressions of Sharon?
5. Riggs introduces a lot of new peculiar characters in Library of Souls. Which is your favorite peculiar, and is there a peculiar ability you would want for yourself?
6. Jacob is badly hurt and loses consciousness. When he wakes up he finds himself in the house of Bentham, Miss Peregine’s other brother. Were you surprised to learn that Miss Peregrine has another brother?
7. Bentham reveals that Jacob is the key to Caul’s evil plan. Did this surprise you? Why do you think Caul kidnapped Miss Peregrine, if Jacob was indeed the key all along?
8. How did you react when you finally learned what the library of souls was? How did it differ from what you imagined?
9. In the library of souls we learn that Bentham is not who he originally seemed to be. In the end, Miss Peregrine has to make a difficult decision to protect the peculiars. What was your reaction to her actions against her brothers?
10. Library of Souls is the end of Jacob’s story arc in the Peculiar Children series. Are you satisfied with how Riggs ends Jacob’s story? What do you think will happen next?