The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.
Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.
Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....
July 11, 2017  |  368 pages
(Read from Dec 4, 2017 to Dec 6, 2017)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Happily, this book was better than the 2nd in this series. The new setting of Burner-controlled Philadelphia was intriguing and heart-racing, and the ending ensured that I need to read the next book ASAP. If you enjoyed the first book in this series, you will enjoy this one, particularly the choices all of the characters have to make in order to survive.  (+1 vote)