My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Let the world burn.
With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion and, in the name of the greater good, forbidding the personal ownership of books.
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, doomed to a life apart from everything she knows.
After 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, and the Library, which is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…
Rating: 4 Stars
Overall: Keeps getting better!
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Jess and his friends have learned the hard truth about the Great Library, but will they be able to use that knowledge for good?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Review: Another exciting installment to the Great Library series! (And I'm so glad to find out there are going to be one 3 but 5 books in the series!) This one took me a lot longer to read that is should have. I'm a mood reader, and for some reason both books in the series have been heavy reads for me. Maybe it's that so much happens, and it all happens back to back? I'm not sure but I'm so glad I stuck with it! The ending of the first book came as a shock, and I had to know what Jess and his friends would do next!
This one picks up where book one left off, and things appear to just be getting started. Not only did the library retaliate against Thomas, but they seem to be doing a lot of other shady dealings that they would rather keep hidden. In book two we see not only how Jess and his friends settle into their new ranks and lives, but also learn more about the library, and what makes it tick! (Turns out things are not as they seem at first glance!)
The characters are back for more, and I love seeing more of Jess and the gang in this exciting sequel. Now to try to get my hands on the next book! ;D