Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Book Review: Ink and Bone (The Great Library, Book 1), by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone (The Great Library, book 1)
By: Rachel Caine
ISBN-10: 045147239X
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In the year 2025 the Great Library of Alexandria is the most important building in the world, because it contains the things that are valued the most: books.

Jess gets accepted to train as a Scholar in the Library and he discovers many dangerous secrets in between classes such as spies, betrayals, and forbidden alchemy magic.

Parents should be aware that this book contains:

• Profanity (p*ss, d*mn, God, and h*ll)
• Kissing
• Stealing and selling books illegally on the black market
• Violence (blood, murder, starvation, war, imprisonment, traveling through a teleportation machine and blowing up, leaving a baby to die)
• Drinking

Ink and Bone is a fascinating mix of historical fiction, sci-fi, and dystopian. The story is beautifully written, narrated in third person, and lead by a strong main character. The target audience is for teens, but the story is fairly clean. The plot is fast-paced and exciting with a hint of romance, rebels known as Burners, and heroism and bravery.

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking of grabbing this from the library.


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