A Map of Days

A Map of Days

eBook - 2018
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The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America! 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 by haunting vintage photographs, now with the striking addition of full-color images interspersed throughout for this all-new, multi-era American adventure.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735231481
Characteristics: 1 online resource (496 pages)


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Jul 30, 2020

A Map of Days is the next, and fourth book in the Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children series. In this book Mr. Portman and his friends take on living in the modern world head on in present day Florida. As the reconstruction efforts go on in Devils Acre, the children are met by one of Abe Portman’s, colleagues a man who goes by H. Mr. Portman receives a mission to help the peculiar gang separated loops in America, referred to as terra incognita by Ymbrynes. But, when he asks Miss Peregrine if he can go, she refuses. I really enjoyed the Miss Peregrine series, enough to read the fourth, and hopefully the fifth book. This book is much bigger than Ransom Riggs’ 200-300 page books. In the middle the story gets a little bland with guessable outcomes and bleak results, however this series does have a well fitted place in my heart. This book was the least grotesque and much less suspenseful. I give this book a 7.5/10 rating. All though this book was a minor set back for Ransom Riggs the storyline continues to stay compelling and draws you in. Ransom Riggs has a peculiarity for words.

Apr 20, 2020

Not a big fan of Miss Peregrin in this book. I found her rather annoying.

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.

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.

Akhilan Arulmozhi
Mar 23, 2019

While it was a good book, I did not enjoy it as much as the previous three.

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

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.

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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