Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review of Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

uthless 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 his friend 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…


Great dystopian story mixed with the battle over who controls what the people read vrs those who would like to choose for themselves. This was actually the first audiobook I've listened to in ages and while it took a few chapters to get use to the voice, it grew on me as the story did. It's a very interesting, suspenseful story that's riddled with adventure, love, unexpected friendships,conspiracy,coming of age,and decisions that could save you and those you care about or destroy you and all those around you.
In a world where the Library is sacred and controls almost everything, including what's acceptable to read and whose aloud to posses or own books,one boy's journey takes him into the heart of the Library. But he holds secrets about his family that, if discovered could get him killed but he isn't the only one harboring secrets and the higher ups will use their power to stop anyone with an idea that could change the way their society operates, preservation of power in the rawest form,even going as far as using a battle against two countries to achieve their goals so they don't have to dirty their hands. However, a few brave scholars will thrive to make things right and fair,even if it costs their lives or worse their hearts.


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