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Paper And Fire (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Great Library) Library Binding – May 30, 2017
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"Paper and Fire made me weep, clench my fists in anger, and gape in amazement. It was an engaging ride from beginning to end."--Caffeinated Book Reviewer
"Ocean's Eleven meets The Hunger Games, with Logan's Run and The DaVinci Code thrown in for good measure."--Kings River Life Magazine
"This exciting, fast-paced adventure from the prolific Caine will appeal to fans of fantasy with a sense of camaraderie."--Library Journal
"A fantastic sequel...[a] cliff-hanger ending."--The BiblioSanctum
"AMAZEBALLS....I love this series not for the romance, but for the friendship and sense of camaraderie, for the gorgeous imagery and sense of place, for the world building, and for the concept."--Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Praise for Ink and Bone
"Rachel Caine transports the reader to an imaginary future world where a Great Library controls all knowledge and the private ownership of printed books is a radical, dangerous practice....Ink and Bone launches a magical new series that will leave readers begging for more."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness
"Dark, riveting, heart-in-the-throat storytelling, with characters who caught me up and hold me even now. A don't-miss read!"--New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce
"Caine's elegantly detailed descriptions bring Jess's world to vivid life in a fast-paced, action-oriented plot that will leave readers breathlessly anticipating not just the next page but the next book in the Great Library series."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Fans will fall in love with Jess and want the next book out immediately."--USA Today
Praise for Paper and Fire
Paper and Fire made me weep, clench my fists in anger, and gape in amazement. It was an engaging ride from beginning to end. Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Ocean s Eleven meets The Hunger Games, with Logan s Run and The DaVinci Code thrown in for good measure. Kings River Life Magazine
This exciting, fast-paced adventure from the prolific Caine will appeal to fans of fantasy with a sense of camaraderie. Library Journal
A fantastic sequel...[a] cliff-hanger ending. The BiblioSanctum
AMAZEBALLS....I love this series not for the romance, but for the friendship and sense of camaraderie, for the gorgeous imagery and sense of place, for the world building, and for the concept. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Praise for Ink and Bone
Rachel Caine transports the reader to an imaginary future world where a Great Library controls all knowledge and the private ownership of printed books is a radical, dangerous practice....Ink and Bone launches a magical new series that will leave readers begging for more. #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness
Dark, riveting, heart-in-the-throat storytelling, with characters who caught me up and hold me even now. A don't-miss read! New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce
Caine s elegantly detailed descriptions bring Jess s world to vivid life in a fast-paced, action-oriented plot that will leave readers breathlessly anticipating not just the next page but the next book in the Great Library series. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Fans will fall in love with Jess and want the next book out immediately. USA Today"
About the Author
- Publisher : Turtleback; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (May 30, 2017)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0606403612
- ISBN-13 : 978-0606403610
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Lexile measure : HL740L
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 1.3 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,891,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If Rachel Caine's Ink and Bone introduced a steampunk future where the Great Library of Alexandria controlled the global distribution of published material, then Paper and Fire yanks out the first bricks for the Library's fall. Jess and his former co-Postulants are now in their new assignments, guarding the Library's goods as scholars-in-training or (in Jess's case) in the army. When Jess discovers that a captured friend he'd feared dead may be alive, he rallies his allies and launches a rescue mission. But tracking down a Library prisoner is no easy task. And as Jess's band makes plans that could break the institution's grip on knowledge-sharing, they quickly realize they're running out of places to hide - and out of time.
Paper and Fire featured plenty of what I had enjoyed about Ink and Bone. Character diversity, international locales, the dangers in serving or rebelling against the Library - it made a fascinating premise before, and it works again here. Caine expands on her world-building, taking readers inside the Library militia, prison system, and the Black Archives, where the most forbidden books are stored in secret. Also, Christopher Wolfe is an intriguing twist on the mentor archetype. Mysterious and at times caustic, he's vocal about his views on the Library's abuse of power and his suppor for his students' ideas - because despite his tormented past, he remains a revolutionary at heart.
At the same time, Paper and Fire suffers from the same issues I had with its predecessor, and then some. The chapters are quite long, and Jess and Morgan's romance still makes no sense to me. And the climax - gosh, was it chaotic and confusing. Plus, the official blurb pretty much spoils how it ends, so nothing about it surprised me. So, yes, I'm disappointed that Paper and Fire unraveled a bit after a strong start. But it was still a good read, and I'm curious to see how it all ends with Ash and Quill next summer.
The sequel, Paper and Fire, opens shortly after the events of Ink and Bone and deals with the aftermath of the Library’s successful “divide and conquer” campaign against Jess and his friends. The book can be summed up by “let’s get the gang all back together.” Jess must reunite his friends and make alliances with people who do not necessarily share his values.
What I liked
The characters. For me the characters are the real highlight of this series. Not only Jess, but his friends and allies too are all wonderfully developed. Each of them has his or her story, motivations, hangups and fears. They all act in unique ways based on their values and experiences, and it’s great to see how they develop throughout the series,
Scholar Wolfe and his relationship with Santi remain one of my favourite parings. Incidentally at EnterTheLibrary.com the author has published a few short stories, one of which is Wolfe and Santi’s first meeting – a wonderful meet-cute. We also get to meet some new characters, including Wolfe’s mother and get to see a snippet of life in the Iron Tower which was fascinating.
The world. The world is simply amazing. It’s fascinating to see the changes that the lack of freedom of information has caused in the world. The automatons protecting the Library are also very very cool.
The pacing. Caine kept the story moving along at a great pace – there was never a point at which I lost interest. I kept wanting to listen to the next chapter.
That kick ass ending. The book does end on kind of a cliffhanger and it has made me very excited for book three. I really look forward to it.
I gave Paper and Fire four and a half stars out of five.
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I love the premise in this book as Rachel Caine turns the whole concept of knowledge and libraries onto its head. Questions of whether the whole population should have access to all knowledge is throughout and just when I think they should, another point is made where I say no...The added details of Obscurists, magical powers and tagging gives this a little mystery that is sometimes sorely missed from dystopian novels.
The characters that I felt I barely knew in the first book are now fully formed by the end and I am beginning to love their quirks. The main character is a little bit 'wishy-washy' for my liking and a bit too good to be true but I am loving the strong friends he has.
This book whooshed by and again, I was left on a cliff edge with the ending...only got to wait a whole SEVEN MONTHS for the next one - argh!
As I read this book, I found myself constantly wishing they would make it into a film. I could picture the action so clearly in my head, that I was desperate to see it on the big screen.
I loved this book as much as the first and highly recommend the series. As far as I'm concerned the writing is flawless and additive.
There are very few scene breaks in the book, so the story flows along and carries you with it. Many times I wanted to stop reading (I need sleep after all) but the book just wouldn't let me. I had to keep reading to find out what happened next; I wasn't disappointed.
Now I have the long wait until book 3 is released. Ahh...
The characters are good. The magic is well thought out and different to many magical books. The story moves along at a good pace.
I am an adult and have enjoyed this and I am sure young adults will love this too.
The risks are higher and the danger so much closer as the group try to bend and break the rules, unearth the secrets and ultimately learn of a way to regain their freedom as well as free the Library from eons of corruption and censorship.
Anyone who enjoys adventure books should enjoy this and while it's set in an alternate time line it's not so different that it's hard to follow.
Characters are well developed and the reader gets invested in wanting them to succeed.
I'll definitely be adding Rachel Caine to my favoured authors list.