Monday, June 5, 2017

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Title: Ash and Quill
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Book Three in the Great Library Series
Published By: Berkley (July 11, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
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 jealously 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....







This series continues to blow me away and cause me to read late into the night. Every time I start it I just know that I am in for something different and so well written that the hours reading it will just fly by and yet, by the end, it is never enough. I am always left wanting more and wondering how in the world Caine does it.

How did she come up with this imaginative yet so realistic world that is both utterly terrifying in it's realism as it is beautiful in it's unique imagery. 

With words that seem to flow right off the page and leave you grasping the air for more.

I am truly breathless while reading this, either because I am holding my breath on edge as to what will happen next or because I have suddenly lost all thoughts and the ability to breath because I am so immersed in the story and the knowing the danger that is right around the next bend.

Caine amazes me with just how well this story works. How believable it is and how utterly captivating. It sucks you in and refuses to let go. Truly a storyline that sticks with you and characters that are just as much diverse as they wonderfully unique and fleshed out. It has quickly become and will stay a favorite of mine from her and one for all ages, young and older alike. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

43 comments:

  1. I still have to read the first one

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    1. I hope you do they are soooo good!

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  2. This sounds like a great series. The way you described your feelings makes me want to try this series. Thanks for sharing.

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    2. It really is a great series so I truly hope you pick it up and give it a try!

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  3. I've heard nothing but praise for this book and this series. I will be binging it once all books are out. I'm glad you loved it so much, Ali!

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    1. I guess there will be at least five books Nick which I'm super excited about because I thought it was only a trilogy. You will definitely want to binge read them. ;)

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  4. I still haven't started this series but a magical library sounds like heaven (or hell depending on what's haunting it). Can't wait to get started!

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    1. It is kind of both in this series. ;)

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  5. I have the first two books in this series and I havent' found time for them. I hope to change that! They sound wonderful.

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    1. I have a feeling you are going to really like these Heidi, YA-ness and all. ;)

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  6. isn't it amazing how authors can create a totally out there world that we readers just say yep that could really happen :)
    great review Kindlemom!

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  7. I don't read a lot of YA but this does have a good premise to the story.

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    1. It really is a series for both adults and young adults, it doesn't feel teenish or anything like that at all.

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  8. Ugh... book 3 and I have yet to devour book 1! I am moving this one up the wishlist. I love books like this!

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    1. Yay! You will love this, it really is that good. ;)

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  9. I agree this works for YA and adult. It is brilliant!

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  10. Well crap, I definitely need to make time for this series. I'll have to check if I already have the first book.

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  11. I really enjoyed the first book and need to pick up the rest of the series. This series has some amazing covers too!

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    1. I love the covers and how they all go together. ;)

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  12. Sharing this on twitter with Rachel! I'm sure she'll be ecstatic. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm still on book one but Rachel is such an amazing talent. And she has a new stand alone!!

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    1. Oh thank you! That is so nice of you! I didn't know about her stand alone, I'll look that one up. ;)

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  13. I just got a copy of Stilllake by Ms. Caine. It's adult so a little different, but I'm really curious about this series seeing your high praise. Wondering if this is the last book in the series. She had a lot of books in her Morgansville Vamp series. I didn't finish that one, but really enjoyed it. I'll have to check this out. :)

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    1. Definitely try it! I didn't finish her vamp series either but I did really like it. My daughter did as well and I'm trying to get her to read these now too. ;)

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  14. *I meant Stillhouse Lake. :)

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    1. I'll look that one up, for some reason I haven't heard of it.

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  15. I really liked the first book but the second one had let me down. I was hoping for more character development. I'm willing to give book 3 a shot since you enjoyed it so much.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. If you do try this hopefully you like it more. There really is a lot that happens in it, even more so than the second I think.

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  16. I adore her Morganville Vampire series, but to be honest I am having a hard time with a library that has a mind? Or an agenda? Just not sure. So many wonderful reviews but the library thing has kept me from trying it. But you do make a great case for it! Glad you are loving it.

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    1. It isn't the library that has a mind but rather the people that run it. ;)

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  17. I've never read Rachel Caine. Looks like that is something I need to remedy. Great review and glad you loved this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I know she has some more adult reads as well if that interests you more but really, this is so well done. It doesn't feel YA at all to me.

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  18. I really need to read book two. To be honest, I forgot all about this series, even though I really loved the first book.

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    1. Oh read them, they are soooo good!

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  19. I love this world Caine created and I'm so happy to see you enjoyed Ash and Quill!! I just realized there's to be 5 books! So Awesome. I've only read the first so I need to catch up :)

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    1. I know, I'm so excited about that Kim!

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  20. Eee! I'm excited for this one. Such a good series :) Yay for this one being fab.

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    1. I'm so happy you like this series too Anna! You will love this installment. ;)

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  21. I didn't get into this series yet, but I heard it was pretty decent, but seriously--how are you getting through books this fast? I can't seem to pump out even one review. :)

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    1. I'm getting through books faster than reviews. For some reason I seem to have a writing block when it comes to reviewing lately. :( It's terrible. Good luck with all of yours!!

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