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Ink and Bone 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

  • Title: Ink and Bone
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • ISBN: 9780451473134
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 coIn 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 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 his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will burn.

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    1. "We're nothing but secrets."Books, alchemy, secret tunnels, books, friendships, rivalries, books and villains who become heroes? Oh, and did I mention books? Oh so many booksI might complain every time I read that ridiculous "X meets Y" marketing strategy, but I have to admit that Harry Potter meets The Book Thief meets Fahrenheit 451 is a pretty good descriptor for this book. The main character - Jess - is indeed a book thief, and they're are people called Burners who (you guessed it!) burn boo [...]

    2. I am on book tour currently, and now appreciate every author who ever lived because this stuff is CRAY! It's like doing a convention for 3 weeks straight, but you're flying to different cities every day and since i'm a REALLY picky sleeper, I'm starting to feel like someone's trying to murder me if the bed has a low thread count. Anyway, I loaded my Kindle up with reads in anticipation of traveling a lot, and this book was #1 on my list to get to first. And I loved it!I'm a big fan of Rachel Cai [...]

    3. Phew! What a journey this book was! I’ve read ‘‘books about books’’ before, but nothing comparable to this one. I presently have a great deal of emotions inside me because of this story and, really, I had no idea that this author would be so ruthless! You have no clue how many people die, how many deceptions and manipulations occur. It was a journey because, when you look at the first and last chapters, you realize how much happened, how much changed and how things will never be how th [...]

    4. REREAD: June 2017Because I remember NOTHING I decided to reread this before heading onwards with the series. And omg I'm so glad I did. This book is precious and so book-loving and the appreciation for novels is just giving me life. I nearly up it to 5-stars, but the romance still annoys me. #Alas.Also fyi the audiobook is incredible. The narrator is British and Jess' London accent is my favourite thing. The narrator puts so so much emotion into it, it just made the book come really alive! Plus [...]

    5. ماذا لو لم تحترق مكتبة الإسكندرية القديمة؟في هذه الديستوبيا المختلفة إجابة كابوسية، تمزج روح رائعة راي برادبري فهرنهايت 451، مع سحر عالم هاري بوتر لرولينج ولكن بصورة جديدة وتنوعية مميزةرواية تحمل عبق الكتب القديمة بشحمها ولحمها، عذرا، بورقها وحبرها في مواجهة كتب المكتبة عد [...]

    6. Dear bookworms of the world,You need this book in your life. If you don't buy, read, and love this as much as I did, well, I ain't gonna be your friend no more.With much love, Faye.Okay, I kid, I'll still be your friend nevertheless, but do you think I'm kidding about the awesomeness of this book? Let me tell you something: I don't always give books 5 stars. But when I do, there are two categories: 5 stars, and 5-fucking-fantastic-stars.When you have a story with a male hero, who fricking lov [...]

    7. DNF @ page 37Dry. Dry. DRY.I gave this book 37 pages but I didn't feel anything for it. Despite having an interesting premise that would appeal to most bibliophiles, I felt like there was nothing there to hook me immediately. There were animatronic lions and statues, and then steam powered carriages for some reason (this book is set in the near future so it was really odd). It felt like a smattering of other successful stories right now in the market had bits picked from them and this was what w [...]

    8. GIVEAWAY: find out the title of the sequel to Ink and Bone - and win in a copy of Ink and Bone!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Ink and Bone by Rachel CaineBook One of The Great Library seriesPublisher: NALPublication Date: July 7, 2015Rating: 4 starsSource: Review copy sent by the publisherSummary (from ):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 [...]

    9. Reread 04/18 : Skimming through this again because I just got the arc of Paper and Fire. WOOT!Actual rating : 3.5 Happily rounded up at 4 because DUH. BOOKS.In my honest opinion the strength of Ink and Bone lies first in the plot, which is entertaining as hell, and in the world-building, which contains several of my main interests : think books, automatons, alchemy, a dystopian world ruled by Librarians who control every knowledge (or aim to) and an academy blended together. Exciting? FUCK YEAH. [...]

    10. In this alternate history type of fantasy, the Library of Alexandria was never destroyed, which ended up affecting the world profoundly. But - surprisingly - not necessarily in ways that are good. The world has developed in a very different direction, scientifically and politically, and the Library keeps a stranglehold over the ownership of books, forbidding private ownership of hard copies on pain of death (ereaders are fine, but the Library monitors the content) and ruthlessly destroying the p [...]

    11. The Great Library is in every city and controls the books of the world. Using alchemy to distribute the books those working for the library track down anyone with any in their possession and confiscate the materials. Ownership of books is expressly forbidden and anyone violating this law could even be sentenced to death. Jess Brightwell's family has been involved in the black market for books. He's been raised to be a runner, delivering the books to those willing to pay the price and risk owners [...]

    12. 4.5 out of 5 starsBooks, books, books, books, books, books, books, books, books, books.Have I caught your attention already? No? Then, BOOOOOOOKSSS!!!The world of Ink and Bone is a world in which the Great Library of Alexandria still exists. They love books as much as you and me but they take their love to a higher level: Books are precious and really valuable objects and they must all be preserved in the Great Library. Rare copies cannot be found anywhere and just the more privileged can own a [...]

    13. Truth be told: I liked the idea of this book more than I actually liked the book.This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and, well, it fell a bit flat. Welcome to a world set in 2025 in which the Great Library of Alexandria had never been burnt and destroyed, and where books are a treasure hoarded and guarded by a powerful minority. Where the private possession of books is illegal and punishable (yes, I think we can agree that we’d all be screwed).There are three parts to learning [...]

    14. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/07/10/bI spent most of the last week bouncing up and down telling everyone I know about Ink and Bone. In case I haven’t already gotten the chance to corner you with my mad ravings about this book, let me just tell you right now: this is an outstanding novel. Needless to say, it is going straight on my Favorites shelf and on my list of best books of 2015. There’s still almost half a year to go but I already know it’ll be hard one to beat. [...]

    15. In Ink and Bone, knowledge and power is the name of the game."The Library holds itself to be the keeper of both knowledge and wisdom, but it is not true. So much should never be held in the hands of so few, for it is a natural, venal habit of men to hold to power. And knowledge is the purest form of power." pg 51Printed books, called originals, are now highly prized and illegal to own without a dispensation from the Library. The Library is an entity without borders as powerful as the church or a [...]

    16. melissa413readsalotI can not even fathom living in a world where you can not have your own books I mean you could go to jail or most likely be killed for having books!!! If they saw all of mine I would be history! There are those that have books that they sale to people that are willing to pay anything to have a book, but. unfortunately, they use kids as runners and if they are caught they will be put to death as well. What is wrong with this place!!!! Jess is one of the runners in the book. I l [...]

    17. *4.5* starsGive in. Give up.Survive.Beautiful. Mesmerizing. Addictive. So many words come to mind when I think of this story. I have many regrets as of late, and not being able to read my dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy is one of them. But perhaps the larger crime is that when I do attempt to stick one of these stories in my reading schedule I'm either:A) too tiredB) too tired C) too tired Oh, and did I mention my time has been severely limited? I've always been that girl that scoffs when people say th [...]

    18. 3.5 stars"The first purpose of a librarian is to preserve and defend our books. Sometimes, that means dying for them - or making someone else die for them. Tota est scientia. Knowledge is all."Imagine what it would be like if you couldn't legally own a single book that you could cherish, re-read over and over again until the pages are dog-eared, and then place it lovingly on your home bookshelf. What if every single word that you read was controlled by a higher power? As readers and book-lovers, [...]

    19. Knowledge is power and that's what the Library has been cultivating for centuries. Instead of releasing this knowledge to the world, it hoards it and if knowledge equals power, then the Library has proven that equation time and again. With an iron hold on the world and it's knowledge, it makes itself out to be the protector of information. Owning books is illegal. But what it really presents is the stagnation of technology. And Jess is a book smuggler.Original works are worth their weight in gol [...]

    20. 4 starsI think this is the first time I can say I agree with the pitch. This book is SO HP meets The book thief. I loved it, but I hope she invests more time in the world-building in the sequel. I need more information about how everything works, because it's such a fascinating concept! MOOOORE.Review to come.---I always try to ignore the 'PITCHED AS THE NEW X" but damn:“The Book Thief with Fahrenheit 451 by way of Harry Potter.”The book thief AND Harry Potter in one sentence I think I'm in [...]

    21. Four stars doesn't feel like enough, but five almost feels like too much, even though I LOVED this. ehhhh dilemmas. 4 is good for now.I've never read the Morganville Vampires or any of Rachel Caine's other books (under other pseudonyms and what have you), but this was a great adventure. The cast was wonderfully diverse (and plausibly so-- none of them felt like "token" characters) and some compartment of my brain is already trying to fancast it, I'm positive. I'll probably wake up tomorrow and u [...]

    22. I was never not going to love a book with Library in the series name!This is set in a world where the Library rules in place of a government. By keeping the knowledge contained in books closely guarded, and only available for scholars and those deemed worthy, it can both impede and advance societal growth as it sees fit. Technology is stunted, business advancements are thwarted and the Library maintains a tight leash on its citizens. The all seeing and all powerful Library seems like an unbreaka [...]

    23. I very much enjoyed this story especially the second half when the story has had time to evolve. The Great library preserving the world's original texts. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well-no actually. Very wrong! What starts off as a deceptively simple tale, takes a more sinister turn as it is slowly revealed to us the sinister tone of the Great Library's guardianship and its Big Brother nature. Interesting alternative history/ fantasy. Well worth a read.

    24. Original Post Can Be Found at On The Bookshelves“There are three parts to learning: information, knowledge and wisdom, A mere accumulation of information is not knowledge, and a treasure of knowledge is not in itself, wisdom.”It is 2025 and the Great Library of Alexandria still exists with its presence looming over every city. The Library controls the flow of knowledge as the ownership of books is forbidden.Ink and Bone is an interesting concept, but the story isn't exactly fluid. There's a [...]

    25. I absolutely LOVED this adventure book aboutoks!Ink and Bone is set in an alternate future where all knowledge in the form of books are controlled by a central authority, () The Great Library. () The Library doesn’t want anyone else to have original copies of books and basically has it’s own private army of live people and automatons to enforce that. People are allowed to read anything () The Library owns, by way of a copy which is (downloaded) mirrored via alchemy into a (kindle) blank book [...]

    26. WOW. Just WOW. This book had me at "Hello" / page 1. Honestly speaking, I don't know whether the effect would have been the same had I just read it instead of listening to the audiobook, but the narrator, Ben Allen was simply superb in making all the different characters come to life and the story to rock and roll. As for the story in general, I think it was very well-written. It was tight-paced, tense, grim, inventive and exciting from beginning to end with some powerful, intriguing characters [...]

    27. I liked this book but never really felt involved in it. It was a good story, fairly well told but the characters never really grabbed me. In fact when one of the more important characters in the story was killed I was not at all disturbed and I am sure I should have been! By the end I had still not really grasped the ultimate purpose of the library and I must have missed the the bit that explained the war. Not sure whether I will seek out the next book to read or not.

    28. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you my thoughts surrounding Ink and Bone and why it is a 4.5 star from me and officially one of my favourite books that I've read so far in 2017. Ready? Let's go!This was the YA Book Club pick of the month for July but me being me, I sadly couldn't be at the meeting to pick up a copy straight away so after waiting until I was next free, seeing the beautiful cover of the butterfly made me realise that I was going to love reading this. I categorise Ink and Bone t [...]

    29. I loved this book. There is so much adventure and the concept is so creative and well written. It's fact paced and exciting without being rushed. The world building is amazing. There's no info dumping and everything is well explained and easy to imagine.I just love the concept of this book so much. I love anything to do with the great library of Alexandria so the idea of it surviving and how it would influence society is really fascinating to me. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I highly [...]

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