Hello again. It’s time for another sampler review. While I am aware that A Map of Days has been ought for a while now, I haven’t read it yet as I am waiting for it to come out in paperback.For those who have not read it yet, here’s my review of the first few chapters of A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs.
Title: A Map of Days
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publication Date: 2nd October 2018
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 went into this sampler knowing that it was going to be good. I loved the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy and was excited to see what happens next. I also like the idea that the Peculiars come to the present day, as it makes is seperate from the rest of the series and makes it a more natural continuation rather than a crowbar-ed extra.
Having read the first chapter, I am intrigued to see what happens next, but I am aware that this book has the potential to be cringy and clique. I hope it will not be, but at the moment I have no way of telling.
Shopping List of Stay on the Shelf?
I will be buying this book when it comes out in paperback, and think anyone who liked the Miss Peregrine’s books will like this, but I don’t think it is a necessary read.