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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audio, fantasy, middle-grade, ya, favorites, first-in-series, audible, tween-reads

In a world where the Alexandria Library controls the world's books and knowledge and acts as a Medieval Roman Catholic Church, this novel follows Jess as he competes for a spot at the library while trying to hide his family's book smuggling business.

This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I would give it 6 stars if I could. The characters are a multicultural group of diverse personalities and motives, well-developed and flawed. The world is an intriguing time and place--both Victorian and medieval with steam-power and alchemy. Fascinating politics and power plays completely absorb the reader.

I finished this book days ago and have yet to stop thinking about it, and currently cannot start another book because of it. I am eagerly anticipating the next installment.
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Reading Progress

October 16, 2015 – Started Reading
October 16, 2015 – Shelved
October 16, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: audio
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: middle-grade
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: ya
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites
October 22, 2015 – Shelved as: first-in-series
October 22, 2015 – Finished Reading
November 11, 2015 – Shelved as: audible
March 9, 2016 – Shelved as: tween-reads

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