Finishing The Desolations of Devil’s Acre feels like the end of an era. I started this series before I got married and way before I started this blog. This series has brought me a ton of joy and I’m sad to wrap it up. But let’s get to it.
The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance. Suddenly, Jacob and Noor are whisked back to his grandfather’s house where it all began. Jacob knows that Caul has returned. When they make it back to Devil’s Acre they discover that it’s been plagued with desolations. Stopping Caul seems to be almost impossible now.
My Thoughts on The Desolations of Devil’s Acre
Let me start by saying I loved returning to this world. Ransom Riggs really knows how to create a book that grabs you. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre was fast paced, witty, and a lot of fun. But I expected more from the conclusion.
I really thought something big was going to happen. That doesn’t mean that the book wasn’t action packed, it was. But the whole conflict basically unraveled the conclusion of Library of Souls, and then closed it again. Don’t get me wrong, it was executed perfectly, but I expected something totally new.
I will say that it ended well. I think it ended the way the first series should have. It was great. Overall, I’m still giving it a four out of five. It was a great book that brought me back to a nostalgic world. Yes, the conflict could have been handled better, but I still love this series.
My Rating: 4/5