Hey book friends! It’s James from Penguin Teen, and I’m back to share why I picked The Conference of the Birds as my book of the month for January! Here’s our book haul for this month, in case you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet:
Where are my Peregrine fans at? This is Book 5 in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! It picks up immediately where A Map of Days (Book 4) left off.
Here are my 5 reasons why The Conference of the Birds should be on your shelf RIGHT NOW! Please note that spoilers for A Map of Days follow, so if you haven’t read it yet, bookmark this article and come back once you have!
Into the unknown we go…
1. The stakes are high. Peculiarly high.
In A Map of Days, Jacob Portman and his friends discovered that America’s society of peculiars is not at all welcoming to outsiders. In fact, relations between the three American peculiar clans are so tense that they’re on the verge of civil war. As we find in The Conference of the Birds, Miss Peregrine and the other ymbrynes have brought the American clans together for peace talks, but a single misstep will ignite a peculiar war in America.
2. Noor Pradesh, the light-eating peculiar from A Map of Days, is an awesome new character.
Noor’s peculiar power is so cool! It works in a similar fashion as Professor Dumbledore’s Deluminator, essentially—but who wouldn’t want to have the power to turn off the lights?
Noor is also at the center of a prophecy that will decide the fate of all peculiars in both America and Devil’s Acre so, you know. No pressure, Noor!
3. Some familiar villains return…
…because the wights are back! That’s all I can say without getting into spoiler-y territory, but it’s up to Horace and the rest of the peculiar crew to find out what the wights are really after.
4. Jacob might have more romance on the horizon.
You might remember that Jacob and Emma broke up in A Map of Days, but that definitely doesn’t mean that Jacob doesn’t have more romantic prospects on the horizon!
5. More information is revealed on the fate of a fan-favorite peculiar… 😬
That’s REALLY all I can say. Which peculiar am I talking about, I wonder? No clue. Nope.