Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire…the Great Library Adventures Continue

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Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Goodness where do I even start. More stuff is revealed about the nastiness that is The Great Library. Love grows. Deception is around nearly every corner. There’s heart pounding action. And heartbreaking crimes against people and books.

I’m still marveling over Caine’s ability to convey, in this series, how important books are to individuals. I believe the emotion she writes related to books is as strong has the human relationships. I connect with Jess because of his love for books. The emotional connection he has with books just pours off the page.


book review paper fire rachel caine


book review paper fire rachel caine


On the flipside of that, Caine walks a delicate balance of the importance, control and power the knowledge that books carry in society. As our cast of characters journey from Alexandria to Rome to London and in the final pages a surprising location that I won’t reveal, the motives of the Burners are revealed. And the question is asked, what is more important—a life or a book?


book review paper fire rachel caine


I truly excited to see where Caine takes this story next. Jess and the gang have been tossed into the fire at the end of book 2. After working through the depths the Library will go to cover up, hide and misuse knowledge, I almost certain that the team is in for a big discoveries about the Burners going into book 3. It sucks that those discoveries and adventures are more than likely another year away!


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Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire…the Great Library Adventures Continue

Paper and Fire

Author: Rachel Caine
Published on: July 5, 2016
Pages: 368
Series: The Great Library #2
Genres: action & adventure, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, young adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Up
Also in this series: Ink and Bone, Ash and Quill


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Giveaways offered at Second Run Reviews. Various sponsors.


book review paper fire rachel caine


About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of more than forty novels, including Prince of Shadows, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series.

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18 responses to “Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire…the Great Library Adventures Continue

  1. I just finished this one and really enjoyed it as well. Caine has such a way with words and world building that I just love. I can’t wait for book two!

    • I can’t believe I have to wait a WHOLE year for book 3. I’m hoping I get approved somewhere for an ARC. I guess it is a reason to try and keep my NetGalley rep about 80%, huh?!

  2. I enjoy Rachel Caine’s storytelling (at least the few Morganville books I’ve read so far) so this sounds like another great series. Hope you get the next ARC so you don’t have to wait as long.

  3. clynsg

    Am I the only one commenting for the final entry, or just the only one that read the directions?? Anyway, in the centuries that have passed since the destruction of the Library, I am certain that 1. many books have been lost that could be considered to worth saving for posterity, and 2. since it is manifestly impossible to pick any one that is more important to that same posterity than the others, you have asked an impossible to answer question.

  4. clynsg

    I take back at least part of my previous comment–I did see a couple of comments that answered the question when I looked back at them!

  5. Lily Kwan

    I would like The Great Library to save The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.