***Awesome Blog*** Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine (Review by Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my  thoughts on Ink and Bone

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Ink and Bone

Title: Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

Author: Rachel Caine

Published Date: July 7th 2015

Genre: YA Steampunk


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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 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 more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…


***Some Distressing Content – YA  Caution Advised***
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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
Let me start by saying I LOVE Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series and so when the opportunity to review the first book in a new YA Steampunk series was offered to me I couldn’t say no.

That being said I have to say that whilst this is an AMAZING concept and the story is clever and intriguing, it doesn’t start as an easy read. The story is complicated with a lot of information that isn’t available to the reader until much later on. This is one of the few books I have picked up and put down on numerous occasions (which is very unusual for me) but I am glad that I stuck with it. The set up towards the end to lead you in to the rest of the series (which sadly is not out yet) is brilliant. In fact probably the last half of the book is more what I have come to expect from this author and I will definitely be hoping to read book 2.

With that I sadly give this a 3/12 rounded up to 4 stars mainly because the beginning was just such hard reading for me.


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