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.
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?
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!
The Quick Book Review
Paper and FireAuthor: Rachel Caine
Published on: July 5, 2016
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.