Series: The Great Library #1
Published by Penguin on July 7th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
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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 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…
Imagine a world where owning a book is not just forbidden, it could actually get you killed! That’s the premise for Ink and Bone, set in the not-too-distant alternate future where the Great Library of Alexandria was not destroyed and they now employ an army to control the masses.
Jess is accepted into the scholar program at the Library where he meets and forms relationships with those in his class. Their preconceived notions of what Library life is like are quickly shattered, though, by Scholar Wolfe, who pits them against each other for the six available slots and devises exercises that have nothing to do with being a scholar. Instead, they slowly realize they are being trained to combat “burners” — people so against the Library and what it stands for that they are willing to kill themselves with Greek Fire. But why?
It took me a little while to get into this book. It was somewhat confusing until you were able to figure out what was going on. It was well-written, though, and I thoroughly liked all the characters.
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*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review*