Powerful, cunning, and ruthless the Great Library of Alexandria is a presence in every single major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. The library can create new books, possess them, and even copy them through alchemy, but for anyone who does not work in the Great Library books are expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell is a boy who’s gains his knowledge by reading illegal books that his family owns or has obtained, from the black market. Jess also believes that the Library is extremely valuable, because books are in his bones and in his blood. He lives for books and loves them. Jess is sent out by his
father, as a spy, to try to get a place in the Library staff and smuggle out books. Unfortunately, as the training goes on, Jess starts to see the Library in a whole new light and his loyalties are tested.
When one of Jess’s new friends accidentally commits heresy, by inventing a device that could change the world and the power the Library holds over people, Jess finally realizes the true corruption of the library. Jess begins to understand that the Great Library values books over human life. Soon both books and people will burn.
This book is probably an 8.6 out of 10. It is a hair-raising, breathtaking, and exciting book. In my opinion, the author did an amazing job of showing how all the characters developed from the start to the end. I also loved how, even if something important was revealed there was always a new question that needed to be answered. It added a cliffhanger to almost every chapter. The one thing that I probably didn’t like about the book was the fact that some times it was a little repetitive. Nevertheless, it was still an awesome book. This book is the first in a trilogy. While I have not yet read the third book, I can confidently say that the second is just as amazing and even more gripping than the first. I hope you decide to read this absolutely magnificent book.
Long ago in Wonderland- before she became the infamous and feared Queen of Hearts- She was Catherine. A young girl who had dreams of falling in love and opening a bakery that sold the most delicious pastries in all of Wonderland. Unfortunately, there are certain obstacles that prevent her from accomplishing her dreams.
The first challenge is the King of Hearts who is in love with Catherine and wants her as his queen. Catherine does not like the King of Hearts at all, and she would hate to be stuck in such a loveless marriage with a giggly buffoon. This can directly correlate with her second problem, her family. Catherine is a high class citizen and her parents think it would be absolutely amazing if she became Queen. She could never become a baker. To do so, her family name would be disgraced.
The third problem is the Jabberwock a creature that is terrorizing Hearts and putting Catherine and her friends in danger. The last thing isn’t really a problem, but it could become one. Catherine is quickly falling in love the new Court Joker, Jest. Follow Catherine in her tale of becoming the Heartless, Queen of Hearts.
This book is a 9.6 out of 10. This book attention- grabbing, thrilling, and full of emotional rollercoasters. Marissa Meyer had made the character so easy to relate to, and it gives the book a realistic feel as well. Anyone who reads this book is guaranteed to enjoy it. I hope you give this amazing book a try.
Alexander Taylor is an orphan who lives with his uncle’s family and has a fairly normal life. One day after work Alexander finds a sign on a bookshop that reads: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” Alex finds the sign extremely peculiar, and goes inside the shop to investigate.
After going to the shop Alex is quickly roped into going on an adventure by Mr.Clutter, the man who owns the shop. After meeting up with an elf named Arconn, and a dwarf named Thrang, Alex is readily accepted into the adventure as the eighth and final man. While Alex does not know anything about this new world, he can’t help but feel like it is home.
Alex meets up with other members of his group and finally gets to hear what the goal of this adventure his. His group’s quest is to kill the infamous dragon, Slathbog the Red, and take his gold. To Alex, killing a dragon seems nearly impossible with only 8 people, but this whole thing is technically impossible, so who is he to judge. Along the way Alex faces wraiths, and trolls, and many other magical creatures. Can Alex make it out this alive?
I would give this book and 8.5 out of 10. It is a thrilling and captivating book that manages to take you from the real word and transport you to a land of magic and adventure. This book is the first in a series of five. The fifth book has not been released yet, but it should be published soon. I hope you give this book a chance, because it really is a whole nother world.