Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library, Book 1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
Description: 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.…
Gwen’s Comments: Although I don’t know anything about this author, this combination of books and history sounds fantastic, especially when revolving around a topic as interesting as the Library of Alexandria!
Update: And I absolutely LOVE the new cover design!! This is one I’d frame as a painting.
Updated Publication Date: July 7th, 2015
Any thoughts? Is this a time period/historical topic you enjoy as well?