Monday, August 17, 2015

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

Book Summery (Via Goodreads):In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

Book Review:
Recently, for a Top Ten Tuesday post, I listed the top authors I've read the most from. I was surprised to find Rachel Caine at the top of my list! I read Caine's Weather Warden series first, and fell in love. I still need to finish the Morganville Vampires series, books 9-15, but it's a great series none-the-less. Needless to say, I was super psyched when I saw this little gem become available. Once again, Caine did not disappoint. Ink and Bone is action packed from the first page. I love the highlights of history that color the page. They add so much to the story. As always, I find Caine's characters to be quite engaging, whether they are good or evil. Caine makes it near impossible to set her books down. I couldn't wait to snuggle up to this book at the end of the day, and often ended up reading well into the night. I highly recommend Ink and Bone to readers looking for a full plot packed with action and intrigue.

Cover Art Commentary:
Loooove the cover of this one! The colors are bold and brilliant. The antiquing of the cover and spine is a nice touch!


1 comment:

  1. I am even more excited now! I just got this from the library. :D