Ink and Bone

20643052It’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!

They stick around.

I just recently joined the #bookstagram family and I have to say it is the best and worst thing I’ve ever done. For one thing, I’ve started following quite a few other book lovers. I love being a part of a community who loves to read as much as these people do. Their own instagram accounts are great for recommendations on what to read next. But that’s what leads to my problem. I now have so many books to read that I don’t know when I’ll finish them all!

I guess there are worse problems to have.

In an effort to let you know a little more about me, I thought I would share with you a few books that have stuck with me. These are books I definitely wouldn’t mind reading again.

51gfkfjupcl-_sx322_bo1204203200_1. The Night Circus – If you haven’t picked up this book, I highly suggest you run to your nearest bookstore and grab a copy. Filled with magic, romance, and mystery you can’t go wrong with this novel. It’s been a couple of years since I read it last but I would love to get lost in it again.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird – I have to confess, I didn’t read this until last year. Most people I know apparently had to read it for school but I was never subjected to that. And honestly, I’m kinda happy about that. I think if I’d been forced to read it for school I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I did.

3. Orphan Train – I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy this book when I first picked it up. It had been recommended on multiple occasions to me and I couldn’t understand why. But I got pulled in quick! I’m a huge history nerd. I love anything dealing with it, especially World War 2 era. That combined with the intertwiningorphan-train-cover-001 of two different but very similar stories intrigued me to no end.

4. Seveneves – I’m not usually too crazy about sci-fi books. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy them but they’re not my go-to. In fact, I usually judge them by their covers. But Seveneves was amazing. Dealing with the end of the world, Stephenson manages to pull me in and keep me in the midst of the chaos that happens. This book was long. Longer than most of our book club books are. But we got through it, and while I have some complaints about it, overall it was well worth the read.

These are just a few of the books that still intrigue me to this day. Most I will definitely go back and read at some point. And I can’t wait to see what other books make the list of the unforgettable.

What are some books that you could read again and again? Are there any that hold a special place in your heart?