Review of A Map of Days written by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s peculiar wards are back at it.


Riggs has done it again with the continuation of the story of Miss Peregrine and her wards. A Map of Days follows their journey to Present Day America to save Jacob from being taken to a Mental Institution. Jacob and a handful of Peculiars are thrust into trying to unlock answers to Abe’s past. All the while, trying to learn the ins and outs of American Peculiardom and it’s hierarchy of channels and its social structure. Jacob and the other Peculiars get into troubles and try to get out of them again and again. The path is fraught with uncertainties and finding out who they can/can not trust. There are more dangers with American Peculiardom than just Wights and Hollowgasts. Jacob and the others have to figure out which Peculiars and loops they can trust.


As a reader, I absolutely love what Riggs has done with the story and characters. I grow more immersed with each new book release in the series. I had been so busy until this books release, that I had actually thought it didn’t include Jacob, Miss Peregrine, or her Peculiar Children. At first I thought that it was an entirely new set of characters based within the U. S. To my joyous surprise, I finally realized my mistake after reading the prologue.

This book, like the rest in the series, did not disappoint. The characters were fun and engaging and, at times, had you on the edge of your seat. The writing was easily readable with a very nice flow that didn’t detract from the story.

The only issue I possibly found were there were some cases of words missing in sentences, but few enough to not distract the reader from the story.


I would highly recommend this book and the series to anyone looking for a good read. Up until this book, I actually had a tradition of rereading the previous books before reading each new release. The only reason tradition was set aside with this one was the fact of having over 200 books on my to-be-read list. With each new release, Riggs keeps allowing readers a closer look into the world and minds of the Peculiars. There is always a sense of endearment attached to worlds and characters if the Author does a great job with creating each of these story aspects.

I am anxious to read the next chapter in the story of Miss Peregrine and her Wards to see what twists and turns Riggs will take us through next.

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