Paper and Fire: A Book Review

Book's CornerAuthor: Rachel Caine
Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Series: Book #2 in The Great Library
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Dystopia, Book about Books
External Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way can affect my opinion on the book and its content.

25890355SynopsisIn Ink and Bone, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history…

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…

Arrow2 - CopyMy RamblesUhm, wow… THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME I THINK MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED. But don’t worry, I still totally have enough brain left to tell you how amazing this book is. Ink and Bone was some serious amazeballs read. But this?! This went up to A WHOLE NEW NOTCH OF PURE SPECTACULAR. And I love love love every single minute reading Paper & Fire.

The world-building was beautifully done. While the first installment is somewhat resembled the Harry Potter series, this book made its own way to awesomeness and just broke through. Unique, tremendous, and astonishing are the words you are looking for to describe this book. Also, the action scenes are just marvelously gripping, my eyes started to bug out and jaw scraping the floor just from how incredible it is. Not to be overly cliche here, but – hold on to your seats, you’re in for a ride.

“Anything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”

And the characters are permanently spectacular. OF COURSE. Especially Jess, because omg did he change to impress. His relationship with his book smuggling family didn’t really do much for me in the first book, but this? He’s grown to regard it in a newer light, and watching him doing that make my heart go all giddy up. Also, did I mention the SASS?!

“Jess somehow found himself grinning, ‘Everyone likes me. I’m charming.'”

I love this book. Seriously though, if you haven’t already got your hands on Ink and Bone and devoured it quicker than an Inklicker (just kidding!), you need to immediately GO. NOW! Be ready for Paper & Fire to hit the shelves July 5th, you won’t regret it.

And before we depart, I have a cringe-worthy…wait, I mean cookie-and-rainbow present for you all, oh dear book lovers.


“The first shelf of books was fully on fire with licks of greenish-white flame. The second above it smoked, and Jess could see paper blackening and curling at the edges.
Book after book.
Level after level.”



You can also see my review for Ink and Bone (Book #1) here.

Arrow2 - CopyRatings2Similar Books: Ruby RedClockwork AngelThe Invisible Library

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Hey guys!

I know it’s been a whole week since I’m being active. Well, I think that will happen to the next 2 weeks too TT^TT… (I blame finals exam). But don’t worry, I’ll try to sneak in a few posts now and then if I have a chance. And of course, if your are taking exams too, GOOD LUCK!! ❤

- love xxoo,


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