Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library
Published by New American Library on July 5th 2016
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Let the world burn.
With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion and, in the name of the greater good, forbidding the personal ownership of books.
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, doomed to a life apart from everything she knows.
After 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, and the Library, which is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
I love this book series so much and I’m so happy to finally read the second installment of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine! I fell in love with The Great Library series when I read Ink and Bone, which is pretty much my entire soul wrapped in a warped torture for all book lovers everywhere! I mean imagine a world where the library is you’re enemy. For me, I’m sure you can understand why that’s not to far of a stretch considering it was a mean librarian on a military base that gave me the good fortune to create this blog. Anyway, when you read Rachel Caine’s The Great Library expect to spend two days of just emotional draining and plan derailing event of your life.
The cast of characters in this series are so lovable. I hate them. I hate the fact that they wiggled their way under my skin and I can’t seem to get them out no matter how hard I try. They are embedded in my skin, thriving in my blood, and managed to worm their way in my heart. Rachel Caine, you owe me so many boxes of Kleanex. The Tears! The tears of suspense. The tears of betrayal, The tears of ultimate plot twist!
I know this isn’t much of a review, and that’s for a great purpose! If I were to elaborate on the details of Paper and Fire, it would mean revealing thrilling plot of Ink and Bone. I don’t want to spoil any of the books in The Great Library series because it’s seriously an AMAZING SERIES OF BOOKS! The life these characters have to live in order to find peace, happiness, and continue building the most unbreakable bond of friendship that would make you look at you’re friends with the ultimate book lovers side eye! This books is extremely fast paste, it also has a lot of characters. Sometimes it had to remember all the characters, along with their own individual story or how they connect with each other.
There is a lot of details not just within the world that Rachel Caine has created but along with the detailed character development amongst the characters dynamic themselves. This book is filled to the brim with action. I mean serious actions. These characters are running, dodging, chasing, hiding, bleeding… lots and lots of bleeding… there are moral quest and gray areas that the characters can’t seem to see pass that will break you’re heart in fragmented pieces. I can understand if some readers would find the constant fighting to be confusing, but the book is amazing! It’s work the confusion, amongst the history lessons, double agent strategy, loyalties earned and loyalties mistrusted! This book is truly a book lovers sweetest dream and most horrifying illustration of a dystopia.
I love this book so much. I love it so damn much I’ not really sure how else to explain how much I love this book without just throwing the book in you’re face while screaming READ THE DAMN BOOK! Cause this book is that amazing! I can’t wait to read the third book Ash and Quill, I believe it’s the last book of The Great Library series. When you read this series brace you’re heart and bum cause you’ll never want to get up from reading again!