The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’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, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Recreational drug use (smoking)
- Physical injuries, including eyeball trauma
- Death of a grandfather recounted
- Gun violence
- Asphyxia (choking)