This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island after barely rescuing Miss Peregrine from the Wights, Jacob and the rest of the peculiar children must journey to London, where they believe the captive Ymbrynes are being held. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected (sometimes nasty) surprises.
Let me begin by telling you this was super slow paced. It took me months to finish this book, I kept reading a few pages and then dropping it and reading something else. It's simply boring at first, nothing happens, they peculiar children just travel across Europe on their way to London. There are some skirmishes with the Wights, and even Hollows, but it wasn't enough action for me.
The first time loop they find, the one where the menagerie of peculiar animals is, was the first interesting thing that happened, and it was very clever. But after that is just a long way to London, and a long way to the last few pages, where the real (and only) action is.
When they finally arrive to London, they will encounter a few other peculiars, some of whom will join them, but nothing notorious to say about that.
You may wonder “why 3/5 stars then?”. Well, there was a very good and unexpected plot-twist, something that never came across my mind, so I was surprised and pleased by it. And the ending was also good, not shockingly, but still satisfying. We have a glimpse about that matter earlier in the story, but still it was quite good when it actually happened.
So, was it good? Yeah, just good. Good enough that I want to read Library of Souls.