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Book Review: "The Library of the Unwritten" by A.J. Hackwith

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

A dissonant cacophony of realm hopping and lively, yet sometimes affectionate, banter occur in this page turner. I kept telling myself, and my husband, "Just one more chapter," until I found myself staying up past 2 am most nights reading. I couldn't get enough.

Claire is the headstrong librarian of the Unwritten wing in Hell. Yep! Hell has a library. Brevity is her chipper assistant . . . and a muse. Leto is a teenage demon and Ramiel is a fallen angel who just wants a second chance at getting through the pearly gates. Each of these main characters is given a role that unfolds with brilliance by their writer, A.J. Hackwith, who brings her book to life in your hands. 

With moments that may take your breath away and catch you by surprise, I recommend this book to anyone who gets bored at the beginning of a story if it doesn't catch your attention immediately. This one grabs you with the first chapter and just keeps pulling you further and further in until you're like me . . . impatiently awaiting the release of A.J. Hackwith's second book in the series, "The Archive of the Forgotten." I've already pre-ordered it.

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