Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine

Tile: Smoke and Iron
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Book Four in the Great Library Series
Genre: Fantasy
Published By: Berkley Books (July 3, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!



Book Description:
To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.


The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies. 









The Great Library series has been a favorite from the very first, action packed story and with each new installment Caine has upped the greatness more and more until it feels like the very pages will explode with it.

This thrill ride of a read never fails to leave me with my heart pounding and on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen to this rag tag group of friends next and most of all, wishing like heck that by the end, the bad guys will have seen better days. 

Filled with non-stop action, decent, lies, and murder, this series is one that is sure to keep you on your toes and wanting more with each turn of the page. 

This time told in alternating point of views, this was another fun filled ride that I didn't want to end. It might be over 400 pages but it will go by way too quickly and leave you craving the next book. I can't wait to see how it all comes together and can't help but be nervous for all their fates.

A group of smart, fast thinking characters that leave me breathless with their cunning ability to be brave and selfless in the face of danger. These characters not only stand out because of their diverse personalities and background but because of the wonderful almost family like dynamic that has breed and grown between them all. It truly makes them stand out and shine and not only make this series original but unique and addicting as well with it's steampunkish feel set in a world very much something of the past and yet inventive of the future. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about this series. I am adding this to my list. Great review.

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    1. I really hope you do, it is so worth it to try it.

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    1. Yay! Hope you fall in love with the series as well.

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  3. This sounds like my kind of series! I need to check and see if my library has the first one available. It's always good when a series is still enjoyable at book four. <3 Lovely review!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. This was one of my favorites. I can't wait until the last book.

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  4. Dang Ali, this one has everything. It sounds very engaging!

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    1. This is such a great series Tyler, I think you would really appreciate this one, especially with the steampunk angle is has. ;)

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  5. Gah! Ali, I know! I need to read these. I have the first saved to my library wishlist so it reminds me!

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    1. Do it! I know you will like them. ;)

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    1. I know these aren't your usual read Debbie but they really are fabulous, I think you would like them as well. ;)

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  7. I've been hearing really good things about this series.

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    1. It's so well written and I love the blend of genres and the diverse cast of characters, makes it all really unique.

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  8. Ooh good rating - and review! I have the first book so I need to start this soon.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I think almost all of the books I have rated them either 5 stars or 4.5, they are just so good. I hope you love the first book!

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  9. I so so need to read this series! It sounds so amazing. Great review!

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    1. It really is and I hope you do and that you love it as well!

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  10. I'm so glad you are finding this series so fabulous! I'm behind but hope to catch up once the the series is complete.

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    1. Only one more book so hopefully not too long to wait then. ;)

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  11. This series sounds riveting. The action and excitement and characters in such a creative world. I will get on these at some point. Glad you're still loving them.

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  12. I can't believe I haven't tried this series yet! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Maybe once the series is finished I will give it a go. :D :D

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    1. Definitely do and only one more book to go. ;)

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  13. I really enjoyed the first book but was let down with book 2. I'm willing to give book 3 a shot since it seems to pick up again.

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    1. I think this one (book 4) was one of the best yet so definitely try it again. ;)

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  14. gah I need to read more of her books they look like a lot of fun

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    1. I love her books, they are always so much fun!

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  15. I have the first two book in the series and so need to start it. Glad this was a great installment!!

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    1. So glad you have some of them, they really are so much fun.

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  16. This is a spectacular series. Caine is a wonderful author.

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  17. I loved her Morganville Vamps series, but I haven't got a chance to pick this up yet. I'll have to see if there's an audio version availible because this sounds fun! :)

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    1. There is an audio and I've heard it's fantastic too so I hope you find one and love it as well!

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  18. I have been wanting to read this one since the first one came out but have yet to pick it up. So glad this sounds like it is still going strong!

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    1. I hope you try it and love it as well Melissa. :D

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  19. I love this series Ali and cannot wait for the final book. This one was intense.

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    1. Yes! I couldn't agree more, probably one of my favorites.

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  20. This sounds like a good book and a great serie~

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  21. This sounds like a great series. I'm glad book 4 is still as enjoyable as the rest.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  22. Great review. I need to check out this series.

    Simply Angela

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    1. Yes definitely, it is so good and so worth the time.

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  23. Eee just peeking! I have this one but haven't been in the mood for this type so am behind. Yay on it being good!

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    1. No spoilers so no worries! It is so good Anna, you are going to love it!

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