My Favorite Quotes From… Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Originally Published: September 22, 2015

“I loved Emma, and I’d told her so, and I wouldn’t leave her behind for anything. And not because I was noble or brave or chivalrous. I’m not any of those things. I was afraid that leaving her behind would rip me in half.”

“And so I did as I often do when I’m out of ideas– I looked to Emma.”

“To some it might’ve seemed callous, the way she boxed up her pain and set it aside, but I knew her well enough now to understand. She had a heart the size of France, and the lucky few whom she loved with it were loved with every square inch— but its size made it dangerous, too. If she let it feel everything, she’d be wrecked. So she had to tame it, shush it, shut it up. Float the worst pains off to an island that was quickly filling with them, where she would go to live one day.

“‘It’s a completely mad idea, I know. But my brain is a hope-making engine.’ ‘I’m so glad,’ I said. ‘Mine is a worst-case-scenario generator.’ ‘We need each other, then.’ ‘Yes. But we already knew that, I think.’

“‘But you have strong morals, and that sets you apart from ninety-nine percent of humanity.'”

“For the merest fraction of a second, I allowed my eyes to close. Even in that slim black parenthesis, horrors awaited me.

‘I’m fine,’ I said. I knew I hadn’t been, but it embarrassed me to be worried over.”

“Her hand found mine atop the sheets. Our fingers knotted together, automatic.

“‘I know you’re not a great fan of heights, but I won’t let you fall.'”

“We were developing a language that was entirely untranslatable into words, a special vocabulary of gestures and glances and touches and increasingly deep kisses that was growing richer, more intense, more complex by the hour. It was fascinating and essential and in moments like this, made me just a little less cold and a little less scared than I might’ve been otherwise.

“There was a direct correlation between how nervous I was and how many dumb jokes I made.”

‘Doubt is the pinprick in the life raft.’

“‘Early in life we recognize certain talents in ourselves, and we focus on those to the exclusion of others. It’s not that nothing else is possible, but that nothing else was nurtured.’

No one can hurt you as badly as the people you love.’

“There would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story.”

“‘But now you’re making promises you might not be able to keep, and that’s how people in love get very badly hurt.'”

“–and I clung tight, my arms locked around her, as if by squeezing hard enough I could lock her into my sense memory.


“A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.
The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.
They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all.”
(via OverDrive)


Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, YA-Fiction

My Rating:

★★★★☆ 4.5/5


4 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

  1. “‘I know you’re not a great fan of heights, but I won’t let you fall.’” — what a wonderful quote!

    “‘But you have strong morals, and that sets you apart from ninety-nine percent of humanity.’” — it’s exactly how i feel about Alex lol

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