Smoke and Iron Book Review

Book: Smoke and Iron
Author: Rachel Caine
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher, Berkley Books, for providing me with this ARC. Actually, this is the third ARC in the series that I have received over the past few years and I would really like to thank you for that!

The Great Library is one of those series that I have come to look forward to reading. I don’t know why it’s not more popular that it is, but it really should be. It has all the great makings of a wonderful and fun series. We have action, a mixture of characters, romance, and, well, pretty much everything that a great book needs.

Smoke and Iron picks right up where Ash and Quill left off. There really is no review of what happened in the previous books, which is something that I like. We are right in the middle of the action with all of the characters pretty much in danger and trying to get out of it…I know, I know, it’s a lot more complicated than that, but it’s the best I can come up with.

All of the characters are there. We have a heathy mixture of characters from different background. Pretty much anything you can think of it and it is there. Like in the other books in the series, we have a large cast, but it’s not hard to keep track of who is who. Rachel really does write such well developed characters and this is what makes it really easy to keep them all straight. I love how strong all of them are in their unique ways and how loyal they are to each other. However, there is still that human element that makes them seem real and pulls the reader into their story.

The writing was flawless as usual. I have been a Rachel Caine fan for years now and I have not read a story where the writing was not put together. I love the way everything flows and how she somehow manages to trap you into the story and makes it hard to get out. I really love the simple, yet complex, nature of the writing and how she has just the right amount of action/romance/everything else without managing to make it too overwhelming. I also thought that she does an amazing with getting the right amount of the story into the book.

Now, this book does not have a complete plot line and will be continued in the final book, which I am not sure when it comes out. However, if you want to read this one, go over to Netgalley and see if you can get an ARC.

Smoke and Iron will be released July 3, 2018.