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The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in the place where everything began - his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop to find themselves in F The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in the place where everything began - his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop to find themselves in Florida. But he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. After a narrow getaway from a blood-thirsty hollow, Jacob and Noor reunite with Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children in Devil's Acre. The Acre is being plagued by desolations - weather fronts of ash and blood and bone - a terrible portent of Caul's amassing army. Risen from the Library of Souls and more powerful than ever, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains - deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones. If they can decipher its secret location.


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The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in the place where everything began - his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop to find themselves in F The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in the place where everything began - his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop to find themselves in Florida. But he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. After a narrow getaway from a blood-thirsty hollow, Jacob and Noor reunite with Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children in Devil's Acre. The Acre is being plagued by desolations - weather fronts of ash and blood and bone - a terrible portent of Caul's amassing army. Risen from the Library of Souls and more powerful than ever, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains - deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones. If they can decipher its secret location.

30 review for The Desolations of Devil's Acre

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I'm sad to see these characters go, but I was ultimately satisfied with this ending. Catch me out hear tearing up reading the last chapter. I'm in mourning over this series. Plz send oreos my way to comfort me during this rough time. I'm sad to see these characters go, but I was ultimately satisfied with this ending. Catch me out hear tearing up reading the last chapter. I'm in mourning over this series. Plz send oreos my way to comfort me during this rough time.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    Holy sh*t it's a saga now | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram Holy sh*t it's a saga now | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

  3. 4 out of 5

    stella

    *incoherent squealing and jumping, biting nails*

  4. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Atkinson

    3.5 stars I will never not tear up at the end of a final book in a series!! for the conclusion to an added-on trilogy to the original, this was pretty solid. however, something about this book felt one peg down from ransom’s usual craft. some of the foreshadowing was done very obviously, jacob was making questionable decisions rather than informed ones, and it was quite insta-lovey. What made up for it was the added humor between all the peculiars and the one-liners that got some real chuckles ou 3.5 stars I will never not tear up at the end of a final book in a series!! for the conclusion to an added-on trilogy to the original, this was pretty solid. however, something about this book felt one peg down from ransom’s usual craft. some of the foreshadowing was done very obviously, jacob was making questionable decisions rather than informed ones, and it was quite insta-lovey. What made up for it was the added humor between all the peculiars and the one-liners that got some real chuckles out of me. this series is great with lovable characters, but in the end I don't think we ended up in a very different place after adding three more books. I still recommend them because the cast and the world are so spectacular, but the series definitely hits its peak at book four in my opinion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emanuel Viziteu

    Someone's willing to dethrone Harry Potter🧐🤭🥴 Someone's willing to dethrone Harry Potter🧐🤭🥴

  6. 4 out of 5

    Grim

    Better than the movie

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kieron

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This one HURTS. Let me start by saying that I LOVE this series. It's my favourite fantasy series of all time and I have a very strong sentimental attachment to it. I grew up with these characters and love them so much. But this, I'm sorry to say, was a major disappointment. I think the main issue is there were just too many things going on. The character count got way too high for any author to control. I needed more character development, which, seeing the amount of characters, is pretty much im This one HURTS. Let me start by saying that I LOVE this series. It's my favourite fantasy series of all time and I have a very strong sentimental attachment to it. I grew up with these characters and love them so much. But this, I'm sorry to say, was a major disappointment. I think the main issue is there were just too many things going on. The character count got way too high for any author to control. I needed more character development, which, seeing the amount of characters, is pretty much impossible to do in depth. Jacob and his reckless self-victimisation I-want-to-be-a-hero vibe just doesn't develop past that, and his relationship with Noor wasn't explored properly at all. Especially in contrast to Emma and Jacob's relationship. With Emma and Jacob, we saw the whole journey of their relationship which was extremely complex with many layers (I mean... she dated his grandfather and when they met she was loop trapped). So I wasn't a fan of Jacob-Noor at all - they barely developed and it felt very forced. Although I do appreciate Noor's representation, I still think we needed more. On the topic of characters... what happened to Horatio and Julius? Sharon? Miss Wren? Addison? Where was the closure? The characters just disappeared off the face of the earth. Fiona - did she get her tongue back? Maybe some mother dust? Enoch, is he okay? How does Emma really feel about Jacob and Noor and why was there no awkwardness? Horace and Julius? Millard was barely in the book... I mean what happened to his invisible army? Enoch's army of dead did barely anything. Surely Fiona would have been more useful in battle... And you're telling me there wasn't a single strong battle-ready peculiar left? Did the Americans all die? Did their war rage on? What about Leo? It was just such an unsatisfying ending. It was so picturesque. Too perfect. You really expect me to believe all powerful Caul and his army couldn't kill a single main character? I honestly wanted someone to die in some kind of unpredictable plot twist. I liked the 'Jacob turning into a hollowgast' twist, but I needed more than that. The battle was so lacklustre - where were the peculiar powers? No where near as epic as Gravehill or library of souls. Also, Noor's power. You would think she'd be more powerful than that. Because yes they can steal light (which is such a cool power) but what does that really do in combat? Not much. Sophie. What was up with her? What was her peculiarity? I wanted to know more. She just kinda made the call and had Penny. WHERE IS THE DEVELOPMENT??? And Sebbie. Where was the projections of light during the battle? Hughs bees? Bronwyn throwing people around? Where were the plot twists? It felt so dead and lacklustre and Jacob-centred. We get it, Jacob can control hollows. I expected more. Onto the writing. It was so slow paced. The fight lasts what, 50 pages? The conclusion is literally about 30 pages long. We had 30 pages after the big fight. To resolve all of the above... which Riggs unsurprisingly failed to do. Also the descriptions of Murnau cracked me up. I mean to me he looked like Jabba the Hutt... The ending felt really rushed and the story felt tired. He had 500 pages to develop the characters, which just... didn't happen. There are a few things I liked. I live for Addison. The plot twist with the prophecy was also clever. Bentham was a nice touch and so was Miss Avocet's death. But there were just so many other minor things that bugged me: V’s ressurection for like 3 seconds... really? Jacob self-obsessed self-pitying behaviour The WWI scene was a bit much Julius and Horace... queerbaiting? I love this series and always will. The first 5 books have a very special place in my heart. But this, this was an astronomical disappointment.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    4.5 stars This book was on my mind for days. I could be found looking into the distance, my expression both unfocused and perplexed, lost in thought. I’m still coping with the fact this is the end; despite the veiled complaint in my pre-read review. I re-read the ending approximately five times and impulsively began reading the first trilogy again. I didn’t realize how much I love this series and how emotionally attached I’ve gotten to the characters. I feel holl- empty. Alright, enough with the g 4.5 stars This book was on my mind for days. I could be found looking into the distance, my expression both unfocused and perplexed, lost in thought. I’m still coping with the fact this is the end; despite the veiled complaint in my pre-read review. I re-read the ending approximately five times and impulsively began reading the first trilogy again. I didn’t realize how much I love this series and how emotionally attached I’ve gotten to the characters. I feel holl- empty. Alright, enough with the gushing and onto the actual review: With an old enemy reborn and a valuable ally dead, Jacob, Noor, and the rest of the peculiars scramble to stand against their power-hungry foes by pursuing a cryptic prophecy. But will their efforts be enough? The pacing was admittedly not up to par with the previous volumes in the series. The epic-or-emotional-scenes-to-page ratio was low. Stuff happened, but not all of it felt relevant/paid off. (view spoiler)[Including the prophecy thing. I was concerned how the author would fit an entire "quest to find the six" in one book but I thought it was kind of interesting how they were not all necessary and their purpose was to be "back-ups". In the end, though, since Noor is the one the prophecy refers to, the whole "seven may close the door" felt like an extraneous side plot. (hide spoiler)] Paradoxically, I found myself hooked. I was just waiting for something really good, really satisfying to happen, considering the magnitude of the threat the characters faced. It paid off. Like! The turn of events!! Argjahdsjsvsuxnk The ending in my opinion felt a tad incomplete and short (despite being touching) though I think the “full circle” approach will please many readers and leave them satisfied. This book in general just has so many crazy and beautiful moments. Now, let's get controversial. (slight spoilers) Fact: I am 100% okay with the fact that Emma because while their relationship was kinda cute while it lasted it was apparent Emma was not really over Abe, and well, the whole dating your grandfather’s ex thing. That’s a dealbreaker. So does that mean I'm a big Noor fan? Not necessarily. It could be my memory failing me, but the light-eater was less developed character-wise in this installment. I remembered her being more outspoken and rebellious in Map of Days and Conference of the Birds, which was not something super obvious here until the very end (view spoiler)[ (where she goes to face Caul by herself) (hide spoiler)] In general (with the exception of Jacob) there was not a ton of concrete characterization. Which, I mean, isn't a completely bad thing. After all, the five books that provided us with excellent character building. So yes; I will admit this book had some flaws but I loved it all the same and found it a fitting ending to the series. ..................... It is no longer 11 PM, so I have had time to process my thoughts. I’m giving this book a 4.5 star rating because I read it in less than two days, and it’s been an eternity since I read a book that long that fast. So props for that. But I did have some issues concerning the resolution, the villain, and handling of one particular character. But frick, I thinking I’m going to have a book hangover from this one. Full RTC .................... After over a year of waiting, this book is finally in my hands (!!) and it’s a lot longer than Conference of the Birds (which is a good thing). I don’t remember anything that happened in the last book save the ending—which I have mixed feelings about. I’m interested in how things will *hopefully* end after what has happened. Translation: I’m hoping this is actually the last book and there’s a good resolution and there’s not a spin-off series I’m going to feel obligated to read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gildie

    Riggs never fails to create amazing characters, fascinating settings, and plot lines that take so many twists that it's impossible to know anything for sure. One thing I do know, however, is that I'm going to age a thousand years stressing about all this. I've only been into this series for ONE WEEK and not only have I finished all 5 books, but I'm already dying of the wait for the 6th. Someone, help me. Riggs never fails to create amazing characters, fascinating settings, and plot lines that take so many twists that it's impossible to know anything for sure. One thing I do know, however, is that I'm going to age a thousand years stressing about all this. I've only been into this series for ONE WEEK and not only have I finished all 5 books, but I'm already dying of the wait for the 6th. Someone, help me.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Mccounagh

    So anyways... The ship has officially sunk. No Emma and Jacob in this book. Like we had the first trilogy with these couple, but the newest ones replace her with Noor. It is an unsettling feeling.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hadie

    This was just... I'm really at a loss for words. This was hands down the worst trilogy I have ever read. It "almost" reaches the star wars sequel level of bad. Yes, really. Not only does books 4,5 and 6 completely undo the original trilogy, it goes off on a completely irrelevant tangent, destroying figuratively all of the original characters one by one, except maybe Hugh, who remains as obsessed with Fiona as ever. I really appreciate Ransom Riggs written style, always, but this trilogy had an a This was just... I'm really at a loss for words. This was hands down the worst trilogy I have ever read. It "almost" reaches the star wars sequel level of bad. Yes, really. Not only does books 4,5 and 6 completely undo the original trilogy, it goes off on a completely irrelevant tangent, destroying figuratively all of the original characters one by one, except maybe Hugh, who remains as obsessed with Fiona as ever. I really appreciate Ransom Riggs written style, always, but this trilogy had an awful plot. I don't understand why these sequels that add nothing to the plot, and do nothing but detract from them are becoming ever more popular amongst authors. I cannot fairly rate this higher than I already have.

  12. 5 out of 5

    maité

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5 / 5 it’s over y’all, can’t believe it. not going to lie, this was my least favorite of them all but i’m going to give it a 5 star rating because it’s the ending and i’m kinda emotional. what a ride it’s been, wow, these characters are now part of me and i will forever remember them. nothing more to say, but stay peculiar folks!! ———————————————————————— I'M ACTUALLY SO SO EXCITED EVEN THO WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. i'm calling it now, it will be a 5 star read as always, th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5 / 5 it’s over y’all, can’t believe it. not going to lie, this was my least favorite of them all but i’m going to give it a 5 star rating because it’s the ending and i’m kinda emotional. what a ride it’s been, wow, these characters are now part of me and i will forever remember them. nothing more to say, but stay peculiar folks!! ———————————————————————— I'M ACTUALLY SO SO EXCITED EVEN THO WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. i'm calling it now, it will be a 5 star read as always, these books never disappoint! *update*: Y’ALL WE FINALLY HAVE A COVER AND A DATE AAAAH IT’S COMING TO AN END SOON AND THERE WILL BE LOTS OF TEARS IM NOT READY

  13. 4 out of 5

    NReads

    I thought this series ended as a trilogy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    1) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ★★★★☆ 2) Hollow City ★★★★☆ 3) Library of Souls ★★★★☆ 4) A Map of Days ★★★★☆ 5) The Conference of the Birds ★★☆☆☆ I didn't have high hopes after being disappointed by the fifth book, so I'm no that disappointed. It's not a one star, because I did like a few things. But I can confirm what I said in my review for The Conference of the Birds: I wish it would have stayed a trilogy. The ending of Library of Souls was great and satisfying, and while A Map of Da 1) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ★★★★☆ 2) Hollow City ★★★★☆ 3) Library of Souls ★★★★☆ 4) A Map of Days ★★★★☆ 5) The Conference of the Birds ★★☆☆☆ I didn't have high hopes after being disappointed by the fifth book, so I'm no that disappointed. It's not a one star, because I did like a few things. But I can confirm what I said in my review for The Conference of the Birds: I wish it would have stayed a trilogy. The ending of Library of Souls was great and satisfying, and while A Map of Days promised a great second trilogy, perhaps it just became too much. The ending to the series isn't satisfying for me. There are so many characters, and many of them are left out, which means we don't get closure for them. The romance and the characters barely get any development. I wanted - needed - more to like this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    Ransom Riggs has pulled off one of the most satisfying conclusions to a series, that I have read in a long while. With this review there may be slight spoilers. I'm also not going to make it to long. I know going into finales we are all nervous about the outcome. Where will characters end up? Who will survive? Who won't? Now going into this second trilogy conclusion, I have all those questions running through my head, but I also know with YA most, if not all the characters will survive. I like t Ransom Riggs has pulled off one of the most satisfying conclusions to a series, that I have read in a long while. With this review there may be slight spoilers. I'm also not going to make it to long. I know going into finales we are all nervous about the outcome. Where will characters end up? Who will survive? Who won't? Now going into this second trilogy conclusion, I have all those questions running through my head, but I also know with YA most, if not all the characters will survive. I like to see loss in my stories because it makes it more believable. Now was there loss, yes, but nothing that really hit the spot. This finale, for me, just suffered for being a tad to long. I feel like we could have cut some parts of this down just a tad and not lose the meaningful bits. Desolations provided readers with great character moments, fantastic action, a conclusion worthy of fans who have been with the series since the beginning. Ransom Riggs journey with the peculiars has finally come to an end and I for one have enjoyed my time with these characters and this world. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 4/5 Hollow City - 4/5 Library of Souls - 4/5 A Map of Days - 4/5 The Conference of the Birds - 3.5/5 The Desolations of Devil's Acre - 4/5 Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children - 21.5/30

  16. 4 out of 5

    Laura ☾

    That was a very very disappointing finale honestly. RTC

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    Outstanding way to end a series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    It's here!!! The moment the book was in my hands I started reading. I mean with a ending like the last one, what do you expect! Very, very worth it! If you haven't read the first five in a while, re-read them first. (The book makes perfect since if you don't. But Riggs makes a LOT of references to previous books.) (And re-reads are so much fun anyway.) This is the last book in the series (nooooo!) and it is so very worth the wait! New Hollows, old characters thought dead... loop jumps as well as It's here!!! The moment the book was in my hands I started reading. I mean with a ending like the last one, what do you expect! Very, very worth it! If you haven't read the first five in a while, re-read them first. (The book makes perfect since if you don't. But Riggs makes a LOT of references to previous books.) (And re-reads are so much fun anyway.) This is the last book in the series (nooooo!) and it is so very worth the wait! New Hollows, old characters thought dead... loop jumps as well as action, so much action. I really, really wish there was a novella or something where Jake and Abe Portman accidentally meet up in a loop hop. There were a lot of references to how Abe knew all about what Jake can do, but no real answers for HOW?!? And that's always a stories I've really wanted to read! ;)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    3 stars (though Not for the right reasons) The desolation of devils acre is the sixth book in the miss peregrines home for peculiar children series, or as I like to think of it; the third book in the second trilogy of the miss peregrines universe. If we look at the second trilogy (books 4-6) and compact it to the first than I must admit even though I very much liked map of days I found myself being underwhelmed by the last two instalments of the series. The characters spend a lot of time sneakin 3 stars (though Not for the right reasons) The desolation of devils acre is the sixth book in the miss peregrines home for peculiar children series, or as I like to think of it; the third book in the second trilogy of the miss peregrines universe. If we look at the second trilogy (books 4-6) and compact it to the first than I must admit even though I very much liked map of days I found myself being underwhelmed by the last two instalments of the series. The characters spend a lot of time sneaking away behind miss peregrines back, and, whilst as the series has gone on a can’t really stand any of the yembrenes,  she doesn’t deserve that so often. Everything during this point just became predictable. It was the same old, same old.  Sneak off, travel to loop, fight a baddie, come back to devils acre. Even in the conference of the birds I found myself not particularly liking Noor. There’s nothing bad about her but I don’t feel like she’s a particularly useful character through it all, I don’t really like the “chose one for fills a prophesy” trope. she barley even uses her power in the last book apart from the end. Though I understand why Emma and Jacob broke up (let’s act like we weren’t all rooting for that to happen), I don’t think he needed to have another love interest, not so quickly and definitely not with Noor who’s rather bland. Also there has become such a huge cast that half the time I can’t keep track of who’s who and what power they had. On every excursion too many people tagged along when they had no reason to be there. Throughout this book I found myself wishing it would end quicker. I give it three stars mainly for nostalgia because the the first trilogy was so good with setting up world building and though a map of days it had potential. I was disappointed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Luncasu

    If Jacob and Emma don’t get back togheter, Imma cry. Also imma cry because they deal again with Caul but there’s no Emma 😭😭😭😭🤧😭😭😭😭

  21. 4 out of 5

    Angeline Walsh

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Riggs should have left well enough alone. I actually liked Map of Days, thought The Conference of the Birds was pretty bad—but this is a whole new kind of awful. The plot turns so ridiculous that it’s impossible to take seriously anymore. The world doesn’t make any sense at all. For example, apparently now hollows can be born from egg sacs. Who’s laying them, and how were they fertilized? No idea. And doesn’t that redefine what a hollow is, fundamentally? Yes, but that doesn’t seem to matter. I w Riggs should have left well enough alone. I actually liked Map of Days, thought The Conference of the Birds was pretty bad—but this is a whole new kind of awful. The plot turns so ridiculous that it’s impossible to take seriously anymore. The world doesn’t make any sense at all. For example, apparently now hollows can be born from egg sacs. Who’s laying them, and how were they fertilized? No idea. And doesn’t that redefine what a hollow is, fundamentally? Yes, but that doesn’t seem to matter. I was also annoyed at how Riggs blatantly stole parts from Harry Potter. Caul’s voice echoing over Devil’s Acre to tell them to deliver Jacob to him? Basically Voldemort’s voice echoing over Hogwarts to tell everyone to bring Harry to him. Jacob having “pieces” of the hollows inside him? The same concept as the horcruxes. Jacob with his “hollowspeak?” Same cocept as parseltongue. Caul being “resurrected” is essentially the same plotline as Voldemort being resurrected in Harry Potter, except instead of death-eaters he just has wights, and instead of dementors in this story, we have hollows. The awful romance between Jacob and Noor continues, despite the fact that it is completely unwarranted and they lack any spark of chemistry whatsoever. What was the point of making their relationship romantic? To add more filler? And my God was it dull. Most of the book consists of endless, pointless conversations between characters where they discuss things they’ve already talked about ad nauseum. Even the action sequences were boring, and hard to follow. It’s shameful that Riggs let his writing get lazy and sloppy due to a writing contract. The prose here, when compared to the original trilogy, is amateurish and contrived. Nothing feels natural. But to some writers, I suppose, money is more important than creativity and upholding the legacy of your work.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dean Ryan Martin

    Consider me a member of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children because I am done reading THE DESOLATIONS OF DEVIL'S ACRE - the sixth and final book of the series. "A real home was all I'd ever wanted (page 498)." Author's Writing Style: 5 STARS. Yey - This is stupendous fiction writing with photographs. There are 25 chapters that are narrated in first-person perspective in past tenses. The dialogues are more intriguing, the sentences are done cleanly and the choice of vocabulary is excellent. Nay - Th Consider me a member of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children because I am done reading THE DESOLATIONS OF DEVIL'S ACRE - the sixth and final book of the series. "A real home was all I'd ever wanted (page 498)." Author's Writing Style: 5 STARS. Yey - This is stupendous fiction writing with photographs. There are 25 chapters that are narrated in first-person perspective in past tenses. The dialogues are more intriguing, the sentences are done cleanly and the choice of vocabulary is excellent. Nay - There are minor errors I've noticed in Chapter 6, page 105, third paragraph. Instead of by the way, it is written as by the by. Characters' Development: 5 STARS. Yey - This is a 500+ page finale book. Surprisingly, there is a good balance for all characters in terms of page time. This seems to be a difficult technique to do considering the narration is limited to Jacob Portman's POV. Yet, all characters shine at the right pace. Nay - My favorite from Books 2 and 3 makes a happy return but just wondering, what happened to this character in the end? Plot: 5 STARS. Yey - The first chapter immediately continues how the Book 5 ends. Then, the revengeful brother of Miss Peregrine is resurrected to conquer peculiardom. He makes Devil's Acre a more miserable place. Nay - Nothing. This is the first finale book for young adults that I am satisfied with. The flow is expected but the way it is told, it is a bittersweet full circle.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elvina Zafril

    The Desolations of Devil's Acre wasn't the conclusion that I hoped for. However there's a few things that I liked in this book. I liked books that is filled with action and this book is one of them. I'm pretty much loved all the creative vintage photos that the author included in but I didn't really like the plot. As what I've told in my review of the 5th book, this is like a new trilogy because it is completely different. The plot is pretty much the same and it's predictable and at some point I The Desolations of Devil's Acre wasn't the conclusion that I hoped for. However there's a few things that I liked in this book. I liked books that is filled with action and this book is one of them. I'm pretty much loved all the creative vintage photos that the author included in but I didn't really like the plot. As what I've told in my review of the 5th book, this is like a new trilogy because it is completely different. The plot is pretty much the same and it's predictable and at some point I was getting bored because of the same thing was repeated over and over. I appreciate Ransom Riggs writing but I just felt that the plot is repetitive and it wasn't good for my reading experience. They kept sneaking, fighting a bad guy and ended up back at the devil's acre. Too bad they had to face Caul again. The romance part could be better if Jacob has less love interest. I'm so glad that Jacob didn't end up together with Emma. I didn't like Emma much hahaha. I was hoping Noor's character will be better than in The Conference of the Birds, but no I didn't get that. As I'm writing this review, I can feel that I'm slowly forgetting about a lot of characters. Too many characters appeared, sometimes I think they shouldn't be there. Overall, I still think that this is the whole new trilogy. So if you don't want to read book 4, 5 and 6, it's totally fine. Thank you Times Reads for sending me a copy of The Desolations of Devil's Acre in return for an honest review. This book is available at all good bookstores.

  24. 4 out of 5

    One Cool Cat

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. An okay ending to an okay series. The premise and world building is pretty great, I think. The author tied in old photographs in the first three books much more seamlessly, and it felt a bit forced and gimmicky to me in the last three. Overall, I felt that the actual execution of the last three books was also a bit lacking. Do I regret reading all six books? No. But also I regret reading very few books in life. This book was definitely interesting and I like following interesting and compelling c An okay ending to an okay series. The premise and world building is pretty great, I think. The author tied in old photographs in the first three books much more seamlessly, and it felt a bit forced and gimmicky to me in the last three. Overall, I felt that the actual execution of the last three books was also a bit lacking. Do I regret reading all six books? No. But also I regret reading very few books in life. This book was definitely interesting and I like following interesting and compelling characters through to the author's conclusion (which is why I often choose not to pick up a series until it's finished). I'm not sure I would have made the same choices in the story had I written or edited this book. The relationships felt a little stale and forced, in general but especially between Jacob and Noor, and I wondered a few times whether some characters were acting unusual or if I just forgot what they were like since I've read the last three books as they were released instead of quickly together. Riggs is good at plot twists-- there's often unforseen turns throughout the book, partly because the world he created is pretty eccentric. Maybe because of this, I felt lost at times in this last book. I felt like he opened up ideas without fully exploring them, at least to my satisfaction. Perhaps there are plans for more books to flesh some of those ideas out, but it felt rushed and incomplete at times. I feel like these books are marketed to the general ya crowd, which is probably the right audience. However, I do think maybe readers should know that there's a pretty high body count in this book, and death and bleak philosophies are at the core of the book. It's not problematic, per se, but also not everyone's cup of tea. I did feel like the author/ Jacob were overly apathetic about how many people died in this one. There was basically no consideration of death and killing, even though there's a lot of it here, and often at Jacob's hands. I had a hard time keeping track of all the characters. I wanted to care about everyone, but the plot moved fast and Jacob mostly spent time with half a dozen people. I still felt I had to keep track of maybe a dozen more characters on top of that, and it was just too much. Also, too many characters have names that start with H. I had to stop and think about which H character was mentioned every time. The ending itself was very neat and tied everything back to the beginning pretty nicely. That being said, everything else is so morally grey that I was not totally pleasantly surprised by the happy ending. I wanted more grit there, but instead even Noor, an outsider to the beginning story, is content to go back to the Cairnholm loop. I usually can sum up the basic idea behind a book or series pretty easily when I'm finished. This series was clearly touching on discrimination, fitting in, being weird, and finding confidence at its core. There's the ww2-esque fight against a clearly evil force that almost wins (with frequent allusions to real ww2). Books 4-6 touch on government and authority, as well as how Jacob's relationships change as he matures, most particularly shown through Jacob's relationships with Emma, his grandpa, and Miss Peregrine. That being said, I'm not 100% that I get what Riggs was really trying to say. It wasn't clear he knew himself and was maybe just exploring ideas without a clear philosophy. Or maybe I just didn't get this book, which made me fall away from the other five, too. I'd give it 2 stars, maybe 2.5. Mostly I was disappointed that the author seemed to lose control of the story. It was very interesting and I would recommend the series to others... But I felt that the story wasn't quite what it should have been. Maybe that's the editor's fault, I guess, but the last three books needed a bit more polishing. Stopping at book three is probably an ok move, though finishing all six isn't a total waste of time, either.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    I was both excited and terrified to read this book. Excited because I’m invested in this series now and I couldn’t wait to see how it all ended. Terrified because I’ve become so invested in this series and these characters and I want nothing but good for my precious babies. I’m glad to say that it was everything I could have hoped for and more as an ending to what’s become a new favourite young adult series. It had it all; it made me laugh and sob and want to throw the book across the room and h I was both excited and terrified to read this book. Excited because I’m invested in this series now and I couldn’t wait to see how it all ended. Terrified because I’ve become so invested in this series and these characters and I want nothing but good for my precious babies. I’m glad to say that it was everything I could have hoped for and more as an ending to what’s become a new favourite young adult series. It had it all; it made me laugh and sob and want to throw the book across the room and hug it to my chest and just hold it close. And it’s just such a visually stunning book, I’ll never get over how good looking it it! Between the chapter headings and the photos, it’s absolutely beautiful to take in. It was an absolutely brilliant and perfect conclusion to an amazing series and I couldn’t have loved it more!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nicola

    I don’t know if I have the words to truly sum up my love for this book and my adoration for this series. This book, the finale in what has been an epic tale, was everything I’d hoped it would be and more! What an amazing ride it’s been reading these books and now I’ve come to the end - it’s a bit emotional! I don’t know what to do with myself now. This book was beautiful and an utter fantastic ending to one of my favourite book series and I can’t believe it’s finished! With every one of these boo I don’t know if I have the words to truly sum up my love for this book and my adoration for this series. This book, the finale in what has been an epic tale, was everything I’d hoped it would be and more! What an amazing ride it’s been reading these books and now I’ve come to the end - it’s a bit emotional! I don’t know what to do with myself now. This book was beautiful and an utter fantastic ending to one of my favourite book series and I can’t believe it’s finished! With every one of these books I read, I always claim it to be my favourite but this one was brilliant. Bound to leave you feeling fulfilled and happy, it’s full of adventure, friendship, overcoming and strength in all the little band of my favourite peculiars face. So so so much happens in this book, it’s so jam packed and incredibly hard to put down, especially towards the end. I’ve grown to really love all the characters and it was great to watch them all converge to the ending that has been building up over several books. All in all I feel so happy with how this was concluded and now I’m just so sad it’s over! I really hope more peculiar books will be coming our way soon and I’m so not ready to leave the world of peculiardom. This book was fab!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Hall

    the 5th books ending was so confusing, so I was searching the ending to try and understand it, then I found out that's another one coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my GOD, I cant wait till it comes out. im jumping up and down, I cant WAIT ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the 5th books ending was so confusing, so I was searching the ending to try and understand it, then I found out that's another one coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my GOD, I cant wait till it comes out. im jumping up and down, I cant WAIT ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    I need this book now! You can't just leave me hanging like that! I need this book now! You can't just leave me hanging like that!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)

    📚 Hello Book Friends! This is it! This is the end of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs (Well! At least I hope it is!!). I finished reading the sixth book entitled THE Desolations OF DEVIL’S ACRE. It was a great ending to a great series. The book is filled with action, dilemmas, and courageous acts of self-sacrifice. If you have not read this series, I recommend you read the books in order. One thing I loved about this series is the used of old vintage pictures to show 📚 Hello Book Friends! This is it! This is the end of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs (Well! At least I hope it is!!). I finished reading the sixth book entitled THE Desolations OF DEVIL’S ACRE. It was a great ending to a great series. The book is filled with action, dilemmas, and courageous acts of self-sacrifice. If you have not read this series, I recommend you read the books in order. One thing I loved about this series is the used of old vintage pictures to show what is described in the story. The pictures are so unusual and strange and are perfect for these supernatural novels. “Miss Peregrine” was not conceived or composed with a young-adult audience in mind, but its central premise — about people who are “peculiar” in various ways and must struggle not only to survive but also to save the clueless rest of humanity from violent evildoers — is certainly adolescent-friendly. #bookstadog #poodles #poodlestagram #poodlesofinstagram #furbabies #dogsofinstagram #bookstagram #dogsandbooks #bookishlife #bookishlove #bookstagrammer #books #booklover #bookish #bookaholic #reading #readersofinstagram #instaread #ilovebooks #bookishcanadians #canadianbookstagram #bookreviewer #bookcommunity #bibliophile #thedesolationsofdevilsacre #ransomriggs #duttonbooks #penguinbooks #bookreview

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. All’s well that ends well. I liked this last instalment of this series. Same great pace, same adventure, same absorbing story of good vs evil. Except: it needed a good edit, and there was a multitude of mistakes. Characters had dialogue although they weren’t supposedly present in a scene, Jacob explained a character doing or saying something when in the previous chapter that character had taken their leave from the main story and weren’t actually there. Mix ups with character names. These mistake All’s well that ends well. I liked this last instalment of this series. Same great pace, same adventure, same absorbing story of good vs evil. Except: it needed a good edit, and there was a multitude of mistakes. Characters had dialogue although they weren’t supposedly present in a scene, Jacob explained a character doing or saying something when in the previous chapter that character had taken their leave from the main story and weren’t actually there. Mix ups with character names. These mistakes happened so many times that by the end it was astounding that it hadn’t been picked up. And it seriously detracted from my enjoyment of the story. There’s were also far too many characters to keep a track of, which left not much opportunity for character growth. And also they’re stories just finished at the battle, we didn’t get their endings - which after spending so much time with them was a bit of a let down. I was invested in the likes of Horatio, and Addison, and many others but have no closure for them. In the end, I liked it but didn’t love it.

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