#TheConferenceOfTheBirds by @ransomriggs

A fragile peace.

An apocryphal warning.

Chaos waiting in the heart of the storm.

With his dying words, H – Jacob’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life – entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V.

Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor, save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, time is running out.

With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the newest instalment of the beloved, #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

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Deep in the green-glowing bowels of a Chinatown food market, down a dead-end hallway lined with crab tanks, we crouched in a puddle of dark the light-eater had made, watched over by a thousand alien eyes.

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(@chickenhsebooks, 11 October 2011, ebook, 336 pages, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)

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I’m a huge fan of the Peculiar Children books and couldn’t wait to read this latest outing. I believe there is one last book in the series and I can’t wait to read it. It’s been a while since I read the last book so it took a few chapters to get back into the swing of it. I really enjoyed this book, not quite as much as the earliest book in the series but I still had a good time reading it. I had some technical issues with my book as it kept freezing every time it got to a page with one of the numerous photographs of Peculiars which I had to report to my library and this spoiled my enjoyment of the book a little. I know the characters pretty having read the other books and I liked getting to know the new Peculiar, Noor a lot better. She might be my favourite. If you’ve enjoyed any of the other books you’ll have a good time with this one.

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