Monday, July 4, 2016

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

  • Series: The Great Library (Book 2)
  • Publisher: NAL 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451472403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451472403

Release Day ~ July 5, 2016!


With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.
Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.
Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.
But Jess’s home isn't safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control...

 I so enjoyed The Great Library series when I read Ink and Bone last year.  I couldn't wait to read Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine, book 2!

As I started reading Paper and Fire, I immediately fell in love again with the fantasy world of Jess Brightwell and his friends. A world where The Great Library rules and is not the benevolent benefactor that it pretends to be!

I was mesmerized by this book and still a bit in shock even though it's been a year since I read Ink and Bone. How could one survive in a world where personal ownership of books is a criminal act? 

I really enjoyed this book and Ms. Caine did a superb job in writing it.  I want to write SO much more but I have no wish to ruin your reading pleasure. So, I  will leave it at this ... I loved this book!

5 Stars

Thank you to NAL publishing and Netgalley for a gift of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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