Book Review: A Map of Days by Ranson Riggs

Title: A Map of Days
By: Ranson Riggs
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 496
Release Date: October 2nd, 2018
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Rating: ★★★

Summary from Goodreads:

The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America!

Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images.

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.


This book was a little odd for me. The peculiars are living with Jacob in his Florida home, trying to learn how to be "normal." They spend a lot of time on this at the beginning of the book and it kind of bogs the story down a bit for me.

Toward the middle things pick up and all hell breaks lose as only it can when peculiar children are involved. What I want to know is, will they really start a peculiar war between America and Europe? We must find out.

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