Book Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

25890355Title : Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2)

Author : Rachel Caine

Publisher : NAL

Release date : July 5th, 2016

Rating : 4.5/5

Synopsis (from Goodreads) :

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control. . . .

Review :

Take a look at my review for Ink and Bone, which is the first installment of The Great Library series.

All I can do for this current review, is to update the first one.

The writing is still great, and the characters as well. But here, our characters have grown, and they now have more responsibility, and more laws dictating their actions. You can see that they now know how their world works, but they still fight for what they think is right.

Action is more abundant in this installment, as Jess is now a soldier, and a capable one at that. The places in which the action takes place are all well-described.

Really, there’s not much difference from the first book, and luckily, it didn’t suffer much from the Second-Book Syndrome.


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