Series: The Great Library #2
Author: Rachel Caine
Goodreads Summary: With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.
Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.
Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.
But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…
My Review: **I received this book from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review**
Surprisingly thought-provoking for a YA book, and well written. Imagine a world where all of the knowledge is controlled by the Library. This isn't your friendly neighborhood library that wants you to take advantage of all the things you can learn. The Library believes that knowledge is power, and is power hungry enough to want to control that knowledge at any cost. Our unlikely band of allies has ended up on the wrong side of the Library, and the Library is now ready to neutralize the perceived threat without any care about the collateral damage. As they fight for their lives, they manage to end up right in the middle of another war. Is there any way they can make it out alive?
My Manicure: Ooooh my I am loving this manicure. It is inspired by the title and cover of the book - a fiery gradient topped with books. I started with a base of Zoya Arizona, then topped it with a gradient of Arizona and Renee. I then stamped with Sinful Colors Black on Black and MJ plate JR-2.