Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Review – Ink and Bone

Image result for ink and boneTitle: Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

Author: Rachel Caine

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Synopsis: Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

Do you know why this book is special to me even though I gave it a 3.5/5 star rating – not even 4 stars? Do you know why? It makes me sooo excited and happy to say this – but there is actually accurate Muslim representation in this book (and series, assumingly)! Ahh! Continue reading “Review – Ink and Bone”


Monday’s Memo – 30th July 2018

Monday Memo

Hey everyone,

Today’s post is going to be a bit different. This week is going to be a bit different. Basically, right now I am away travelling, so this is a scheduled posts, and all the posts on this week will be scheduled, right up until Sunday, I believe.

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Book Reviews

Review – City of Saints and Thieves

Image result for city of saints and thievesTitle: City of Saints Thieves 

Author: Natalie C. Anderson

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis: In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn’t exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill’s personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.

With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller. Continue reading “Review – City of Saints and Thieves”