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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
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it was amazing
bookshelves: netgalley
Read 2 times. Last read June 15, 2017 to June 16, 2017.

The Great Library is in every city and controls the books of the world. Using alchemy to distribute the books those working for the library track down anyone with any in their possession and confiscate the materials. Ownership of books is expressly forbidden and anyone violating this law could even be sentenced to death.

Jess Brightwell's family has been involved in the black market for books. He's been raised to be a runner, delivering the books to those willing to pay the price and risk ownership. Jess has been sent to the library by his father to become a spy from the inside. He gets involved in the training only to find himself mixed up in the secrets of the library.

Ink and Bone was one of those reads I enjoyed from start to finish. Such an interesting world Rachel Caine had created for anyone who loves to read. It's hard to imagine a world in which you could even die for trying to own a book but with bringing magic also into this world it became that much more interesting with the pursuit of keeping the books in the library's possession.

The world building and character development in the story was excellent. A read that keeps you guessing in who you should be rooting for and who is actually the good guys versus the bad guys from start to finish. There are questions of who to trust and who is on the right side all throughout. A wonderful collection of characters that was just as fun getting to know as the plot behind the story.

Overall, definitely a series that I would recommend.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

March 30, 2016 – Shelved
March 30, 2016 – Shelved as: netgalley
March 30, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 19, 2016 – Started Reading
June 21, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 15, 2017 – Started Reading
June 16, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Andrea (new) - added it

Andrea So glad you loved this one. I'm looking forward to devouring it soon.


Carrie Great series so far, going to be reading the second here in the next week. :)


Anne *highfives!* I'm reading the second one as well now!


Carrie Oh I'll keep an eye out for your review Anne! :)


Anne Haha! You beat me to it :D Fab!


Carrie Thanks Anne!


message 7: by Maxine (new) - added it

Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Fab review, I've got this to read woot!


Carrie Thanks Maxine! Hope you enjoy it too. :)


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin I'm glad you liked this one too =)


message 10: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Smith Great review x


Carrie Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ wrote: "I'm glad you liked this one too =)"

I love this series, rereading to get ready to review the 3rd book now. :)


Carrie Miriam wrote: "Great review x"

Thanks Miriam!


message 13: by Candace (new)

Candace Robinson I am starting this soon!!


Carrie Candace wrote: "I am starting this soon!!"

I hope you like it too Candace :)


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