Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine Book Review

Imagine the world where the library runs the world. The world where books are treated like holy gold and the librarians and scholars are keepers of knowledge. If you had the power would you travel miles and danger for the chance to find the knowledge from a book? Ink and Bone: The Great Library brings the wonderful world of books and the epic library of Alexandria to your finger tips in this adventure story. A story of secrets, mystery, and wonders. This is the latest book from Rachel Caine.

  • Title: Ink and Bone
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Year Published: 2015
  • Page Count: 384
  • Buy Book: Amazon
  • Goodreads: Here


Ink and Bone┬áby Rachel Caine is about a boy named Jess that lives in London. In the world of the book is the world that is run libraries(a dream) and it’s as big as the church. Knowledge is power and the Great Library is the keeper and in charge of preserving it. But in this world libraries, by law are the only ones that can have books. Normal people can’t have a personal book at home.

The main character Jess is from a family of book smugglers who steal original books and sell them on the black market. Jess isn’t into all this and spends his time reading. His dad decides to enroll Jess at the Great Library of Alexandria and have him become a scholar. The dad wants him to go as a spy.

Jess goes and takes an exam and gets enrolled in training to be a scholar. At the school, he meets new friends and tries to survive the tests created by his Procter Wolf. Jess also finds one friend with a dangerous secret and one that is committing a crime of heresy. Can Jess and his friends survive the tests of the Library and what happens the library will do anything to protect the knowledge?


Ink and Bone is filled with wonder and adventure. When I learned about the synopsis I knew it would be a great book and I was not a disappointment. This is a book about books and meant for those that love it. I also liked the relationship between the characters and how they developed throughout the story. Like the main character and his roommate who doesn’t see eye to eye. I also like the power of knowledge and what length people would get to prove a cause. Another cool thing about the book is that at the end Rachel Caine a soundtrack for the book so you can listen to the music. That is cool. For those that want to check out the book click on the link below and until next time keep on reading.


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