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Hallelujah! Jacob Portman and the peculiars are coming back with wonders greater than ever. Can you put a lid on that happiness exploding within your hearts? Because we can’t contain it. Ransom Riggs has churned magic out of his words yet again.
This time he brought Jacob back to where it all began, Florida. And no, he is not alone. Miss Peregrine, Emma, and many other peculiars that we loved in the original Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy are all back and trying desperately to fit in the peculiardom that modern-day America stands for. You don’t have to worry if you have not read the previous books – this is a start of a brand-new exciting journey for Jacob, his friends as well as the readers.
Did you know that Ransom originally wrote Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by building a story around a collection of vintage photographs he’d found in flea markets? The images he found were of strange-looking children and he created a story that made sense of them. Well, this time too their story is illustrated with an array of such hauntingly peculiar photographs but with the addition of colours for the very first time.
“A Map of Days” takes us deeper into the personal life of Jacob as we learn more about Jacob’s grandfather, Abe, and his double-life as a peculiar operative. Jacob will begin to learn about the dangerous legacy he’s inherited – truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop. Peculiars are a group of people who possess unusual abilities – from invisibility to levitation to creating flames from their fingertips. A Map of Days will feature some new exciting peculiar characters.
With new wonders and new dangers in an unfamiliar territory, A Map of Days unearths many thrills and adventures treasured within its chapters. Indeed, this feels like the beginning of something brilliantly peculiar.