Book Review: A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

It’s definitely more crash than course

The above quote reminds me a lot of what I thought of the book. I didn’t like it as much as the earlier books and I thought it left a lot to be desired.

Book Review: A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs


Title & Author: A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: October 2 2018
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Publisher: Dutton Books


Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color.

I give A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs three out of five hearts because it didn’t grab me and I thought it left a lot to be desired. The overall story wasn’t great and the characters have barely any development in this new world.

Jacob has taken Emma and the other peculiar children to the USA. And here they have their new adventure when Jacob finds evidence of his grandfather’s double-life. But I didn’t care that much. The reader has no bond with Abe and I found it hard to connect to the events caused by this revelation.

America is such a distance away from Europe means that the Peculiar World is very different there, which is noticeable, but it is not very well explained why this is, just that it is this way. It didn’t feel like a satisfying explanation.

Overall not a very satisfactory novel or follow up to a great series. Why oh why did Ransom decide to write more stories in this great series and not chosen to write something completely different.

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