Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Okay, I’m sorry but WHAT?!?!?!?!? WHY IS THERE NOT A RELEASE DATE FOR BOOK FOUR YET?!?!? WHY? It should be ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL to withhold said information from us.


Yes, I am throwing a tiny bit of a temper tantrum, but once you read Ash and Quill I know that you will totally understand and excuse me for it. Because seriously. This book is INSANE and the ending is BAHLAJDSHAFJLSKDHGIOASHGLKSADHGKLHGLKSDHGKLAHNGLKSDHLKGHASKLDGHASLKD and I just really realllllllllly have to have the next book in my hands already, okay?

ash and quill

Honestly, I just don’t know how the heck I’m supposed to survive TWO MORE BOOKS in this serie

s since every book thus far has increasingly torn my hearts into shreds and then stomped on the pieces maniacally. 

Needless to say, I really enjoyed this one. It’s probably my favorite book of the series thus far (though the ending of Paper and Fire was stunning, in my opinion, almost takes the cake). It’s a thrilling ride from the first page, as Jess and his friends find themselves hopping from one dangerous situation to the next pretty much constantly.

A few characters get significantly more development in this book. We see more of Thomas doing what he does best, as well as exhibiting some of the scars being held captive in The Library’s prisons left him with. We also get more Dario, trying to make up for the mistakes he made in Paper and Fire by doing what needs to be done. And we get a good deal more of Morgan learning the extent of her powers and abilities. But, I was most excited to see more of Jess’ twin brother, Brendan, who really steps it up and becomes a pretty major player about halfway through the story. His character arc probably adds the most to the saga, and it is incredibly interesting to watch Jess and him work together. Brendan is full of surprises, and I like that.

I would have loved more of Wolfe and Santi, because I just adore them both and their relationship is GOALS, but we do at least get one major scene between the two of them that is absolutely tender and precious and so so perfect, so I am at least satisfied with that.

What I really want to talk-gush-flail-scream-wail about is the ending, but I can’t really do that without SPOILERS so I’m just going to say that I am absolutely terrified for everyone and I cannot stand not knowing what happens next and I am dying to already have the next book in my hands.

Ash and Quill keeps The Great Library series running strong, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the bitter, heart-breaking end.

Rating: 5+/5 stars

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