The Library at Mount Char (2015, Crown) 4 stars

After she and a dozen other children found them being raised by "Father," a cruel …

Review of 'The Library at Mount Char' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Until about half way through, I was pretty sure this was only going to get 3 stars from me. I already knew it was innovative and inventive (there is no other book quite like this) but it was just too dark and miserable and I couldn’t see a reason for that. BUT… the last half changed my mind. I’m still not entirely sure what the message is (something about power) but the sheer craft of the plot and ideas is truly amazing. I can’t think of any other book I’ve had quite this reaction to.