The Library of the Unwritten
(Hell's Library #1)
by A.J. Hackwith

I've been reading a lot of library books lately, while working at a library, and going to school for my masters in library science... but I picked this one up, at the risk of becoming library-ed out.

I'll admit, it started a little "meh" for me, (I'm sure I could pick out a better term, but we've established I have a lot of irons in the fire right now, so meh will have to do) but by the end of the book, I had almost missed my train stop because I couldn't bear to look away.

A grumpy and resourceful librarian, a muse (who got kicked out of muse-hood for refusing to share any of her creative ideas with humans), a handsome novel hero (who is also kind of a jerk), and a minor demon (who is actually a very nice young man) set out on a race against an angel of heaven (who is also kind of a grizzled burnt out noir cop kind of fellow) to find a magical artifact that could alter the balance of heaven and hell.

Overall: an exciting and fast adventure (it all happens over two days!) with dynamic characters and creative use of familiar tropes.

I'll be looking out for book 2.

arc received from the publisher