Breaking the Spine
Series: The Great Library #3
Author: Rachel Caine
Published: July 11, 2017 by Berkley (Penguin)
Synopsis: The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.
Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.
Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....
Why I'm Waiting:
I was recently sent a copy of this book from the publisher and I am super excited to read it. I really love this series. I mean I was absolutely ecstatic recently when I found out it was going to be five books. It was one of my favorite books of 2015 and that was a year full of amazing books. And the series is just so unique and interesting.
For one thing I have gotten so attached to the characters in this series in the past two books in this series. It's such a diverse and complex group and they are really easy to root for. And that is good because they have been through so many hardships and I am anxious to see what is going to happen to them next, especially after the way the last book ended.
But also I love the world of this book. It's such an amazing combination of the political intrigue of a dystopian series and the magic and mystery of a school fantasy. The Great Library is one of the most amazing locations but also one of the most devious villains and worlds I have seen before. We've been seeing more of the library and learning more about the library with every book and I'm sure we will get more in this book as well.
I'm also really interested in this book because reading the synopsis I think there is going to be some really thrilling adventures. Come on, it tells you they are in prison in Philadelphia. Also... Philly! I am so interested in exploring what the US is like in this world. Oh man. I'm excited.