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FREE READ Ink and BoneGIVEAWAY find out the title of the seuel to Ink and Bone and win in a copy of Ink and Bone Review posted on The Eater of Books blogInk and Bone by Rachel CaineBook One of The Great Library seriesPublisher NALPublication Date July 7 2015Rating 4 starsSource Review copy sent by the publisherSummary from GoodreadsIn 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 timeRuthless 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 forbiddenJess 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 serviceWhen 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 valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will burnWhat I LikedMy first Rachel Caine read Isn t it pretty Take a look at the spine if ou have a print copy hardcover especially so gorgeous It reminds of how the spines of old books used to be Not flashy with the book s title printed across but very much like an old bound book s spine Excellent work there NAL with the book s spine and cover And excellent work Caine for writing a very intriguing novel which I enjoyedJess comes from a family of book smugglers in a time in which it is illegal to own printed novels Everything can be accessed from the Great Library in Alexandria but owning books is against the law Jess is sent by his father to the library to train with other students to get a position in the Great Librarian but also to be a spy for his family and get books his family to smuggle But soon Jess realizes that much is at stake than his family s business and that the Great Library isn t what it seems His loyalties will be tested in many ways and Jess will be forced to choose a sideThis book is so OMINOUS Right from the start I was slightly worried for Jess The entire book has a suspenseful and dark tone I was always wondering when Jess would get caught or when the next person would die etc I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what would happen next This book moves a bit slow but the mood is very dark and ominous Someone was always being killed or worried about it Scary Not that the book is scary But dealing with print books and hiding who Sailor Moon Anime Album Bd. 2: Sailor Moon S der Film, Schneeprinzessin Kaguya you are a print book smuggler would make anyone uneasy to say the leastThis book is written in third person limited to Jess Jess is a very intelligent boy who really appreciates print books His father is very hard on him and sends him on deliveries all the time instead of his time brother Brendan And then Jess s father pays to have him take the exams to receive education at the Great Library With about twenty other students Jess goes to Alexandria Jess is uietet clever nimble and street smart A jack of all trades I think I like him though I struggled a bit to connect with him initiallyThe supporting characters are one of the best and most well written part of this book Jess is the protagonist but there are several other students that play critical roles in this novel There were twenty at first but only six spots are open Dario Jess s roommate in Alexandria is a handful but I think I like him when he was first introduced but he s a handful Khalila is a poised and intelligent girl Thomas is a friendly giant with a very creative engineering mind Glain is a cold Welsh girl Morgan is a late arrival mysterious and odd Wolfe is the Scholar who is in charge of the students and he is ruthless and a bit scary Captain Santi keeps guard of the students and Scholar Wolfe might be my favorite character He s an interesting one once The Loner Daughters of Destiny you get to know him All of these characters are You might start out disliking one or two but will fall for all of them by the endThere IS romance in this book And I love it because for about 80% of the book the romance is pretty much not important It doesn t really start arising until about 50% of the book but even then it s just there It s not a plot mover it s not all encompassing or consuming It s sweet and I love watching Jess fall for the girl It s a subtle romance thoughou know it s coming when the characters meet No love triangle And to make things better there are other pairs of characters involved in their own romances in the book as well One made me particularly happy one "The Train Is When "train is when makes the discovery The Sea and the Mirror you ll know which I mean whenou read the book I KNEW ITSpeaking of I KNEW IT there was something else in this book that I had my suspicions about from the beginning AND I WAS RIGHT I m very paranoid and suspicious and as soon as I read about this one thing in the book I was like hmmm but couldn t they be doing this with this and I was right Very vague I know but I m feeling triumphant Good instincts will catch itThe characterization is really good Jess grows a great deal in this book He has to choose sides and paths and decisions again and again over and over and he proves his intelligence and perceptiveness and maturity over and over I personally thought he developed uite a bit as a character and not just him He reminded me a bit of Darrow from Pierce Brown s Red RisingThe world building is amazing Caine is a painter with words the setting and imagery and descriptions are captivating and lovely There are many different scenerylandscapes in this book and Caine makes each one uniue in its own way The world building is very well written Caine definitely did a good job of creating this world and story Though I can t wait to dig deeper in the next booksThe plot is slow I will say that as a negative below the story moves slowly It s an interesting story and I was anxious while reading I see this as a good thing but the plot is slow There is plenty of scheming and deaths and betrayals and twists and true natures revealed and all kinds of shenanigans The ending had me sad and angry and scared and wanting much much In a positive way if that makes senseOverall I very much enjoyed this book I m looking forward to the next volume in this series I need it So many things to be fixedWhat I Did Not LikeLike I said above this book s pacing is slow It took me longer than usual to read this one and obviously it s not due to the book s length this book is short or genre it s a futuristic fantasy type which I do love The story is very interesting and I was never bored but it s a slow moving book in my opinion Would I Recommend ItYes I would Fantasy fans contemporary fans basically anyone who likes books try the book about books This book was pretty impressive and definitely got me thinking about books in general I could not live without my print books Anyway this is a Young Adult
"book but it is highly suitable for adults It almost reads like an adult book Younger teens could read this one "but it is highly suitable for adults It almost reads like an adult book Younger teens could read this one content isn t too bad the violence is the heaviest stuff and it s not badRating4 stars My first Rachel Caine book a successful I m not sure I ll ever read her vampire series but I know I ll be continuing with this one So I d just like to point out that I was a weird child growing up I adored mythology than any other type of bedtime story and I began reading both The Iliad and The Odyssey at age 10 I know weird Having said that I was heartbroken when I later discovered that these were the only two Ancient Greek epics surviving out of the eight that were written now known as the Epic Cycle The thought of destroyed books makes me despair in agony Now I m certain that I m not the only person who still gets emotional over the destruction of the Library of Alexandria ALL OF THOSE BOOKSGONE GONE FOREVER NEVER TO BE SEEN OR READ EVER AGAIN Luckily Ink Bone brings into uestionwhat if the Library of Alexandria had never been destroyedWell according to Rachel Caine had the Library of Alexandria survived the world would be Fahrenheit 451 on steroids Finally I ve come across a dystopian novel that I ve genuinely enjoy THERE IS A HIJABI IN THISA HIJABIIN YA FANTASYI M CRYING SO MUCHGIIIMMMMMEEEEE DNF page 37Dry Dry DRYI gave this book 37 pages but I didn SO MUCHGIIIMMMMMEEEEE DNF page 37Dry Dry DRYI gave this book 37 pages but I didn feel anything for it Despite having an interesting premise that would appeal to most bibliophiles I felt like there was nothing there to hook me immediately There were animatronic lions and statues and then steam powered carriages for some reason this book is set in the near future so it was really odd It felt like a smattering of other successful stories right now in the market had bits picked from them and this was what was trying to be cobbled out of it Let s not even mention the we have to keep books read education from commoners thingThere s just no warmth or heart here to keep me interested Dear bookworms of the world You need this. 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. Book in Jean Baudrillard, Art and Artefact your life Ifou don t buy read and love this as much as I did well I ain t gonna be Traité de neuropsychologie clinique de l'adulte, Tome 2 - Rééducation your friend no With much love Faye Okay I kid I ll still beour friend nevertheless but do L'Affaire Plican you think I m kidding about the awesomeness of this book Let me tellou something I don t always give books 5 stars But when I do there are two categories 5 stars and 5 fucking fantastic starsWhen ou have a story with a male hero who fricking loves books in an alternate history fantasy setting who travels with a group of amazing friends and a sarcastic strict likeable mentor and who eventually goes against a LIBRARY CORPORATION that is keen on controlling how books are used and made well I m sorry but doesn t that just scream 5 fucking fantastic stars to ouI really really really love this book I read it with an open mind a month ago not knowing of the premise or the author and was absolutely blown away by how amazing and original and refreshing it was1 It s about books A book about books That already sounds awesome doesn t it It s about a world torn by books by people who want to control how books are made and shelved and copied and stored and by people who d rather burn and eat books than have their lives compromised by an oppressing system where having original copies of books can be the death of The Lego Architect you It s about a group of friends or okay enemies turned forced acuaintances turned friends who love books and seek to protect them in various ways going so far as to put their lives on the line in order to make sure they re safe from harm2 The library is the freaking villain Okay maybe not the library itself but the people behind it who are pulling the strings Yup They re so drunk with their power and how they control the books and the people with their system that they say OFF WITH THEIR HEADS uicker than the ueen of Hearts on crack And guys They re the ultimate book hoarders They re us except on steroids And by steroids I mean nasty nasty steroids You don t wanna mess with these guys unlessou re Jess Brightwell of course3 Male hero who loves books as much as we do Jess comes from a book smuggling family They find original copies and then sell them to collectors and getting the books to these collectors is no easy feat as they have to evade the authorities and these automated stone lions that come to life when they sniff some black market mischief And then one day upon delivering a book to a collector Jess witnessed a man eat the only copy of an ancient historian s book like it was nothing and that was when he realized this book smuggling thing just wasn t his cup of teaI have nothing but love for this guy You can really tell how much he cares for books a lot and how much he s willing to go so so far just for them How far would we go for knowledge How far would we go in order to make sure that knowledge is easily accessible What would we do if we have to choose between books and the people who thirst for freedom Plus I just love his personality and I love his interactions with his friends who are all so very diverse guys heck there s even an interracial romance among them HOLY MOTHER OF EPICBALLS and with his mentor who is a bundle of complexity because A Grammar of Kham you love and hate him at the same time4 The writing and the world building are amazing The writing reminded me so much of Brandon Sanderson s it s not purple prose and verbose and uses simple words than other fantasyAU novels andet they still say so much and connect ou to the story easily and efficiently The way they were weaved and connected felt so fricking lyrical and poetic and romantic despite the fact that the story contained themes of oppression bleakness and the need for freedom from an unfair system The book was so entertaining and so heartbreaking and so heartwarming all at the same time that it left me in tears and in joy and at the edge of my seatAll in all this book is the book of my dreams Its place is right there beside Brandon Sanderson and that s a big big BIG deal right there REREAD June 2017Because I remember NOTHING I decided to reread this before heading onwards with the series And omg I m so glad I did This book is precious and so book loving and the appreciation for novels is just giving me life I nearly up it to 5 stars but the romance still annoys me AlasAlso fyi the audiobook is incredible The narrator is British and Jess London accent is my favourite thing The narrator puts so so much emotion into it it just made the book come really alive Plus Wolfe has a Scottish accent and I m 5000% a fanuick Bucket Of Newish Thoughts Jess is actually adorable and my favourite I still wish we knew about Brendan THE LEVEL OF BOOK LOVING IS AMAZING Like Jess is traumatised from seeing someone eat a Book Same Son Same I Same son same
I don t really understand the entire magic system The librarydon t really understand the entire magic system The library man Wolfe x Santi are the ultimate ship in this book I still am peeved at how Jess gets so consumed with Morgan that he packs up his brain into a hollow bucket and posts it to Guadeloupe I mean Mate Focus here Morgan is also like one foot in the manic pixie dream girl grave KAHLEELAAAAAAA She wears a hijab and is the smartest and also the best 3 I find it ironic how opposed to fake books this is and like I m legit sitting here listening to an audio instead
OF AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL COPY HAan actual physical copy HA forgot what Thomas did for Jess at the end hoLD me I m crying i HAVE SO MANY EMOTIONS I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK DARK PSYCHO LIBRARY SYSTEMS Bring me the seuel ORIGINAL REVIEW August 2015 eXCuSE mE I CAn T BrEAThE It s a book about books ABOUT BOOKS It s about book smuggling and book burning and book controlling It s incrediblealthough to be honest I did have a rather long list of uibbles about it But I enjoyed it I really enjoyed it The characters were complex AND DIVERSE OMG I AM SO HAPPY and the story was exciting and bookish and bloody The last 50 pages gave me goosebumps AND made me suawk a laugh out loud Although that might ve been a trauma laugh Probably STILL I love this bookIt s set in an Alternate Universe So not dystopian It s like a fantasy world set in 2025 where owning our own books is illegal The Alexandria Library never got destroyed and kinda controls everything And I mean everything It s got a very 19th century vibe to it so I figure that s when the printing press SHOULD have been invented but since it wasn t they killed the dude who invented it okay everyone is really rather stuck in that era Books progression I have to admit though the world building confused me There s magic Maybe They can like send bookspeoplethings with a kind of teleportation And they have these blank books that can be written in and wiped by the Weird Controlling Library People SO IS THIS MAGIC OR SCIENCE OR WHAT I was so confused It actually soured the beginning of the book for me Like in particular the book starts off with Jess as a 10yo smuggling a book across town BY RUNNING Doesn t running draw attention to De brevitate vitae you I have no idea why he wasn t sneaking but instead running and I have no idea why when he passed this line or something everyone stopped chasing him THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK MAKES 0% SENSE TO ME Buuuutworldbuilding aside I seriously loved it I really loved Jess He was a pretty non nonsense sort of guy but he liked books Like LOVED books Like he will risk bodily harm to protect a book Omg I loveou Jess His family are all book smugglers too but his dad wanted him to sign up for the tricky task of getting hired by the Alexandria Library sobasically he d have an inside mole I love books about families I only wish this was MORE about the smuggling side but I think that ll come in later books Jess also has a twin Brenden who seems like a regular adorable psychopath Exciting I hope he features in the next books tooThere s also a stack of other characters Seriously it s a BIG CAST And they were all different and well developed and dynamic and interesting and AFJDSAKLFD I CANNOT LOVE THEM ALL ENOUGH Jess meets most of these characters as his classmates when they re going through lessons to get into the libraryThomas He s German and huge and SUCH A SWEETIE I loved Thomas Although he was an inventor and erm the book starts off telling us they KILL inventors so I was freaking out for Thomas so much He was so naive andgenius Khalila She was middle eastern and SUPER SMART She s like the Hermoine She scored 100%like seriously The test was insanely hard She had a softer side but she was all tough and I don t need our help I am not a damsel I LOVE HER Dario He s Spanish and he and Jess just have this unreasonable rivalry which is hilarious Glain She s Welsh so she and Jess clashed on principle of their country s rivalry and she didn t have as much interestingness as the others Wolfe EXCUSE ME WHILE I SCREECH MY LOVE FOR WOLFE He s the super cranky instructor You know the kind that nearly sets his classroom on fire in the first lesson Love im And he s MEAN and UNFAIR and such a really adorable softie insidegah He s like a coconut And also I shipped him so hard with view spoilerSanti LIKE OMG A surprisingly endearing LGBT romance that was just there and accepted and normal YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU hide spoiler You have ink in our blood boy and no help for. 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 tra. ,
It Books will never be just a business to Un monstre dans les céréales you Few people if any have ever set eyes on a book in Jess Brightwell s London Andet no one is illiterate and writing is considered sacred across the worldInstead of books everyone has blanks think ereader but run by alchemy and magic where they can rent as many books as they want respond to messages and conduct their lessons on But no one has a book as in an actual printed book because having one is punishable by deathJess Brightwell and his family are book smugglers They find printed copies of books and sell them to the highest bidder And if they get caught they will hangJess father decides he wants an inside man Someone who could have access to the handwritten texts of the greats and who could influence the right people to turn a blind eye And so Jess is going to apply for one of the most dangerous grueling and brutal jobs in the world He s going to become a Librarian The first purpose of a librarian is to preserve and defend our books Sometimes that means dying for them or making someone else die for them The Great Library of Alexandria has spread its tendrils in every major country It promotes literacy while keeping the population in check The Great Library may have once been a boon but what is it today What does it give us It suppresses It stifles Jess and 30 other students from across the world compete for six librarian spots uickly they realize that this will be no picnicAnyone can be sent home at any time And Jess is learning that the world isn t uite as stable as the Great Library wants them to thinkJess is fairly confident he can make itbut the longer he stays the he realizes that he has no idea of how or even if he can ever get outWhat a brilliant start to a seriesIt s so rare to get a YA series with a male lead this entire book was a breath of fresh air Jess was down to earth entertaining and absolutely endearing Watching his struggle as he transitions from a scared kid to a bold survivor definitely kept me hookedI m also so impressed by Caine s world building She took such a fundamental concept the printed word and built a society around its absence I was thoroughly fascinated by how she just took this idea and ran with it though as a huge library lover I did have a really difficult time associating anything negative with librariesOverall I cannot wait to read what she writes next With thanks to Berkley Publishing for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Phew What a journey this book was I ve read books about books before but nothing comparable to this one I presently have a great deal of emotions inside me because of this story and really I had no idea that this author would be so ruthless You have no clue how many people die how many deceptions and manipulations occur It was a journey because when Nam you look at the first and last chaptersou realize how much happened how much changed and how things will never be how they were beforeThe beginning was lent extremely so I almost regretted buying the hardcover after reading the first chapters The writing felt so methodical and I simply couldn t find it in myself to care for anyone Jess lives in a family of book smugglers which when Painting Landscapes from Your Imagination you think about it looks pretty darn interesting For me things got truly interesting when he got admitted to this special school to study the library and its elements something I had no idea would happen before starting it can I just mention that I love delightful surprises and boarding schools A very delightful surprise indeed as we met plenty of new characters with uniue personalities From that moment characters Jess mostly stopped feeling one dimensional and I stopped thinking of the writing as being extremely methodicalJess was a character who didn t share much about himself Since this story was narrated in the third personou can imagine how that made it difficult to connect or warm up to him Luckily him being the hero after a while Lippenbekenntnisse you get used to his introverted self and can definitely guess what his feelings can be toward whatever person or situation since they were rarely thoroughly described detailed My favorite characters turned out to be Wolfe and Santi who are both mentors well the first is and the second always assisting him This hopefully doesn t come as a surprise ifou know in the slightest bit how I love my characters to be but Chasing McCree Chasing McCree you ll understand better when reading I m only going to sayay diversityEven if Impossible Things you don t end up caring too evidently about the characters or may guess thatou wouldn t it s still worth reading if only to take a dive into the world building which I have to say was completely engrossing I bet Keto Diet for Beginners: The Keto Diet Cookbook with Quick and Healthy Recipes incl. 30 Days Weight Loss Plan you ll want to swim for a little while in it Writing this review I keep thinking of the fact that the next instalment will be in my hands in about aear and I m truthfully sad because I really really came to love so much about this series Even the Harry Potter similarities there were a tiny few didn t bother me in the end although they struck me during my readingA solid book I am on book tour currently and now appreciate every author who ever lived because this stuff is CRAY It s like doing a convention for 3 weeks straight but ou re
flying to different cities every day and since i m a REALLYto different cities every day and since i m a REALLY sleeper I m starting to feel like someone s trying to murder me if the bed has a low thread count Anyway I loaded my Kindle up with reads in anticipation of traveling a lot and this book was 1 on my list to get to first And I loved itI m a big fan of Rachel Caine from her romance novels and I know her in real life because I fanned out when I met her over her books several ears ago haha She wrote a few series we ve read in my Vaginal Fantasy book club so imagine my surprise when I read this and it s not a girlie romance at all it s a YA novel with a boy protagonist And it s SO GOOD This series is a fantasy love letter to books When I was reading it all I could think about was how much I loved going into a library as a kid and flipping through the books and finding new worlds How it was forbidden to draw in a book and how terrible it was to mess one up in the slightest Books were special This series is set in an alt world where printing presses don t exist the Library in Alexandria never was burnt and knowledge is controlled by an all powerful Library capital letter Our hero is a member of a family who smuggles actual books so Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law (American Psychology-Law Society Series) you re dropped immediately into a fantasy world that s rich with conflict Anyway I don t want to give away but there are amazing themes about freedom and the average person s right to knowledge as well as the permeating feeling of REVERENCE towards books I felt very guilty that I was reading it on a kindle lol and wanted to run out and buy a real live book immediately after reading Anyway ifou love books this is a great read It s YA in tone but not too kiddie there s some dramatic stuff that happens but it sets up for some great twists in the next book which I ll be sure to pick up A uick fun read We re nothing but secrets Books alchemy secret tunnels books friendships rivalries books and villains who become heroes Oh and did I mention books Oh so many booksI might complain every time I read that ridiculous X meets Y marketing strategy but I have to admit that Harry Potter meets The Book Thief meets Fahrenheit 451 I have to admit that Harry Potter meets The Book Thief meets Fahrenheit 451 a pretty good descriptor for this book The main character Jess is indeed a book thief and they re are people called Burners who ou guessed it burn books for political protest in this alternate world where the Great Library rules The truth was what the library wanted it to be So ou might be wondering where the Harry Potter part comes in Well let s imagine for a second that HP wasn t so much about wizards as it was about alchemists and that Harry didn t go to Hogwarts but instead went to The Great Library in Alexandria Egypt Where there are teachers who may or may not be evil leaders who almost certainly can t be trusted and all the friendships and rivalries And the Ass Saw the Angel you would expect from teenagers competing to be scholarsI can t say it s a perfect book but it is damn entertaining From the beautiful descriptions of Alexandria to the frightening presence of the Library s leaders from the competition to the importance of friendship and the mix of funny and touching friendship dynamics Everyone has secrets and the bad guys might not be whatou first expectAfter this wonderful diverse cast of characters my favourite thing has to be the books Ink and Bone is about love for books the power of books the lengths people will go to for books Also though this may be unintentional I got a sense of an underlying symbolism about the difference between ebooks and physical books in our world Ebooks are convenient universal I read them all the time but does anything ever really compare to having the physical ink and paper in Why We Want You to Be Rich your handsA fast paced exciting read No cliffhanger but perfectly set up for the seuel I can t waitEdit And just in caseou were wondering I didn t like the Morganville Vampires series and that had no bearing on my enjoyment of thisBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Youtub. Ining 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 valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will bur.