A Map of Days

A Map of Days

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"Jacob Portman is back in Florida and this time Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, but when he finds a secret underground bunker owned by his grandfather Abe, Jacob is thrust into a new adventure."--
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735232143
0735232148
Branch Call Number: YAF RIGGS, RANSOM
Characteristics: 480 pages : illustrations, some color ; 22 cm.

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goldendust_2005
Oct 13, 2019

I was perfectly satisfied with the ending of the third installment, although the ending was sort of a cliffhanger. It perfectly wrapped up the series. I wasn't impressed with this book. It lost the whole "1940's European adventure" mood, and took on sort of a dirty, melancholy air. I couldn't finish it.

sjpl_DanaLibrariana Aug 26, 2019

This is the fourth installment in Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's series. I've read all of the previous books and am captivated by the story and characters. I love the character creation/inspiration Riggs draws from old photographs he finds and their inclusion in the books. For fantasy lovers, this series is a fun escape.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jul 28, 2019

In writing this review, I want to give you a feel for whether you, as a reader of the original three books in the Miss Peregrine's series, will enjoy A Map of Days.

If you felt that that trilogy was all you could ever ask for and you are perfectly content with the way things ended, for how could there be any other ending, then you may not want to pick up this newest installment.

If you thoroughly enjoyed the trilogy but some changes wouldn't break your heart, I highly recommend A Map of Days, with some caveats. First, Riggs isn't recreating the magic of Miss Peregrine's, where we were introduced to that rarest of gems: something completely new. Secondly, Riggs deals with emotions and relationships from a mature perspective. Hugh's inability to accept Fiona's death, the problems that Emma and Jacob face, and the problematic relationship Miss Peregrine has with her "children" are all aired out here, and some may not like the way the chips fall. My biggest problem was the change to how loops work. In the first novel the children could leave the loop "bubble" instead of the gateway, and enter 1940, aging normally. Now when someone goes beyond the bubble they enter the present day. I can understand that the author may want to change the way things work, but I would appreciate it if that thought had gone into it *before* the books were written. In any case, I'm willing to forgive some inconsistencies as Riggs' ideas about his world expand.

Mostly though, A Map of Days is a crash course in Peculiars in America, as Riggs sets us up for what promises to be an exciting new series. Something of a road trip book, we are introduced to a completely different world of Peculiars just as Jacob and his friends learn about the lay of the land. The road trip leads to a series of episodes where we learn something more about loops, and the hierarchy and history of the American loops. A Map of Days is one of those "in between" books that is needed for information, but doesn't have the same action and pep that other books in the series have, but the ending reassures me that the roller coaster is only coming to the top of a hill and we're in for a zippy ride. For that possibility alone, I am happy to recommend it.

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violet_cat_4213
May 24, 2019

Personally, I don't see why this series has to be continued. However, anyone who liked the previous books will not want to miss this one.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 19, 2018

A part of me is glad to see more of Jacob, Emma, and the rest of the children. But another part of me wondered what more could come out of this series. I was pleasantly surprised by the new problems thrown into the lives of these fascinating characters, now living in modern day america. it appears that even now, no one is who they seem, in particular Abe Portman, Jacob's grandfather. The kids once again, set off on a mission like no other. Will they change things for the future, or end up trapped in ideas and secrets of the past? @Siri of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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iujigga2003
Dec 17, 2018

Great book series - really hard to put these books down. But be prepared to be left in disappointment at the end of Map of Days as the story cuts off just as a new adventure is about to begin.

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stevenlavigne1
Dec 17, 2018

So good, I couldn't put it down and wound up buying it! I finished the book and passed it on to a friend. Marvelous storytelling and these books just keep getting cleverer and better with each volume!

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orange_eagle_377
Dec 04, 2018

good addition after the 3rd book, which i thought for sure was the last one, that had a satifying ending. i don't really think that he should've written a fourth, but if he had to this was a good addition to the series, setting up for another big plot, maybe 6 books? Nothing was really acomplished in this book, which was annoying. i feel like most of the missions and things were just filler because he wanted to do another book

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R002
Nov 08, 2018

Aaah!!!!!!

I need to know what happen next after EVERYTHING.

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abbi_g
Oct 27, 2018

This book is 2 days overdue at the library; but I refused to return it until after I read it because it's a long waiting list for it (but I promise to return it tomorrow fellow library patrons :)). I was really excited that Ransom Riggs decided to continue this series. I enjoyed the first 3 books a lot and this one didn't disappoint. I'm looking forward to seeing how Jacob's peculiar adventure continues to unfold in America.

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