The Library of the Unwritten

The Library of the UnwrittenThe Library of the Unwritten
By A.J. Hackwith
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Published by Penguin Publishing Group on October 1, 2019

four-half-stars

Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing—a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell … and Earth.

This was such a fun, immersive, imaginative read! I was so excited to get my hands on a copy, and I started reading as soon as my pre-order arrived.

I loved the premise and the world-building, the way the library worked and its history. There was action, intrigue, and the story and its characters tugged at my heartstrings. And Claire and Hero are two of my new beloved book characters!

One section of the book dragged for me, but overall, this was just a fantastic read and I can’t wait for book two and to be back in this world!

four-half-stars

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