10 September 2021

The Desolations of Devil's Acre - Book Review


The Desolations of Devil's Acre (The Sixth Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs
Publication date: February 23, 2021
Pages: 528 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Characters, continuing plot, succinct conclusion to the series
Weaknesses: Long

Of course, I could not resist reading the conclusion of this amazing story for Jacob Portman and his friends. While I've read plenty of books that stand alone okay aside from their series, this is not one of them. Please read the novels of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children in order. But do read them.

It took me a few pages to get back in the swing of things - I don't remember how long it's been since I read the previous book. As I was reminded of where we were at the beginning of the sixth book, I was able to recall the incredible cliffhanger that ended the fifth book. While I never believed the main character would be eliminated, his chances looked a little dicey before the start of this book.

The beginning of this book found a lot of the characters getting a bit predictable, but as we moved toward the end of this book - and the whole series - there were some interesting developments that I don't want to give away. Every time they think their problems are solved, there's a new wrench in their plans!

Anyway, this far into the series, I really enjoyed wrapping up the series, and I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I would love to see more movies from this series; I think just the first book has been made into a film so far? I really enjoy the old photos that are shared in both the print copy and kindle editions of all the books in the series. The series has really been exactly how it's described - Miss Peregrine and her unique charges, the peculiar children, as well as the charges of other ymbrynes around the world. If the idea interests you, the writing is good and you're likely to enjoy the whole series.

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