In the final installment of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob and Emma are tasked with saving their peculiar friends and ymbrynes from the wights before they have their second souls removed. With the help of some questionable characters, and the use of Jacob’s newly discovered peculiarity of controlling hollows, the two navigate through Devil’s Acre and into the wight’s fortress to put a stop to Caul’s evil plans of invading the Library of Souls and save the entirety of peculiardom.
After finishing Hollow City, I could not wait to dive in to the last book of the series. Ransom Riggs had left the reader on such a cliffhanger that it was impossible to push off the last book to a later date. The only problem was that after coming from such a high place story wise at the end of the second book, the third book felt a little slow to me, which was both good and bad. Good, because it reflected how Jacob and Emma were feeling throughout the book: constantly like time was moving too slowly for them but also quickly running out for their friends. But bad, too, because I was used to the fast pace that the second book ended on and so wanted to know what was going to happen without having to go through the extra details.
However, the characters and the story line remained enchanting until the very end, making the characters feel lifelike, as if the reader had been in the book with them rather than reading about it. The only aspect of the book I would say that let me down was the ending which felt too convenient. A lot of it seemed rushed, as if Riggs wasn’t sure exactly how he wanted to end it, but knew he wanted to end the series on a happy note. I’m not entirely sure how to describe it without giving the ending away (which I will not do), but I found myself saying: wow, that was convenient, more than once as the book came to a close.
Anyway, the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy is a winner for both teens and adults who enjoy a good young adult book every now and then. The entire series was peculiar and magical from beginning to end. It’s a great series that shows even if you feel like the most insignificant person in the world, your talents may come in handy in the most important situations.
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