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Series: The Great Library #1
Published by NAL on July 7th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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.…
All the ladies enjoyed August’s PNR selection, Ink and Bone. They all loved the characters and really thought the concept was entertaining. The overall idea of what the library stood for made the story unique and interesting. A few readers felt that that it was a slow read because of the new vocabulary used and that there was a bit too much world-building, especially the world building within the somewhat disjointed flashbacks at the start of Ink and Bone. But even those flashbacks later became a favorite element as the story progressed!
Our ratings averaged to a 4.2, rounded to 4 stars for the blog.