It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a Young Adult novel. Mostly because I fell out of the genre. None of the books really held my interest. Until now.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine is a world of intrigue, history, and fantasy. The Great Library has taken over the freedom of owning a book. Now, first editions and originals are the most coveted possessions, eliciting a world of smugglers and darker things.
Jess Brightwell is a son of a smuggler in London. But he’s never really respected his family’s business. Nor does he have any clue about what the Library really stands for. But when his father tells him he must apply to be a part of the Library, or be kicked out of the house, Jess is submerged in a world he’s never known and never expected to be a part of. Along the way, Jess meets a few other applicants and a couple of enemies. As he navigates his way to a Library assignment, his world is rocked to its core and he begins to question who he is and everything he’s ever known.
This is the first book of Rachel Caine’s I’ve read and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Finishing up Ink and Bone has me looking forward to the next book and so glad that Caine decided to make this a series!