Series Rating: 4/5 Stars
Is it good?
I’m answering this question first because it’s hard to describe a trilogy without including one or two tiny spoilers. So, just in case, you want to stop reading before I describe book 2, you should know that this whole series was GREAT. I really enjoyed each and every book. They were magical and mysterious, exciting and engaging. I don’t have a good reason for not giving it 5/5 stars, but I just had a few small complaints. The romance seemed unnecessary and made me slightly uncomfortable given the history of the characters, and the children had A LOT of good luck… almost too much.
Also, the monsters in this book are very creepy and Halloween season is not a bad time to read this book. Keep in mind that the intended audience was young adult; you probably won’t get any nightmares.
What is it about?
Book 1: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ever since Jacob was a little boy, his grandfather had been telling him fantastical stories about peculiar children and some horrible monsters that hunt them. Jacob will soon learn that these stories weren’t made up fairy tales but the peculiar and horrifying truth.
Book 2: Hollow City
Slight spoilers to advance the story: Jacob and the peculiars must race against the clock and their monster enemies to find Miss Peregrine the help she needs to change out of bird form.
Book 3: Library of Souls
Slight spoilers to advance the story: With all the Ymbrynes having been caught, the monsters can now advance their plans for world domination. Can Jacob and the peculiars somehow manage to stop them?