Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City & Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs
Series rating: 8.5
When Jacob’s eccentric grandfather gives him a mysterious phone call and is then found dead, Jacob knows something is amiss. He tasks himself with solving the mystery but when the clues lead him to Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children, a children’s home in the past, his normal life changes forever. He encounters children with peculiar gifts (such as conjuring fire) and time travel and the more he learns, the more he becomes more involved in this strange world of his grandfather’s. When his new friends are threatened by hollowgasts and wights, Jacob provides all the help he can, but soon becomes involved in much more serious plots and knows that if they survive he will have to choose between the normal world and the peculiar one.
I adored this series and could not put it down! The books were unique and captivating, with an interesting world that I long for more of. The unique abilities of the characters worked extremely well and gave more depth to their characters. The plot was extremely clever and well thought through and I loved the time travel. Even the villains were well developed with deep motives and reasons behind who they were.
The ending of the second book though – GAAAAHHH! If you’ve read it you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Overall this series was fantastically written and I am longing for more.