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Title:
Mist, metal, and ash
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9781250112781
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New York : Imprint, 2019.

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326 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
In an alternate 19th-century Italy, Elsa has an incredible gift: she can craft new worlds with precise lines of script written in books. But political extremists have stolen the most dangerous book ever scribed―one that can rewrite the Earth itself. Now Elsa must track down the friend who betrayed her and recover the book before its destructive power is unleashed. Can she handle the secrets she’ll uncover along the way―including the ones hiding in her own heart?
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The sequel to Ink, Iron, and Glass, which Kirkus's starred review called "exciting and original," Mist, Metal, and Ash stars Elsa--a genius gifted with the ability to create new worlds by writing their descriptions in specially crafted "worldbooks."Now Elsa's in a race to find a special worldbook that can alter the Earth itself . . . or destroy it. To retrieve this ultimate weapon, Elsa will have to become a double agent, leaving her friends behind. She'll also have to face her greatest weakness: the handsome, brilliant boy who betrayed her.The first book in the duology, Ink, Iron, and Glass, received two starred reviews!


Author Notes

Gwendolyn Clare teaches college biology in central Pennsylvania, where she lives with too many cats and never enough books. Her short stories can be found in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Follow her on Twitter @gwendoclare and visit her website at gwendolynclare.com.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-In a fantasy version of 19th-century Italy, Elsa must save the world from vengeful destruction by a mad politician-and from accidental destruction by those who mean well. Elsa and her friends each possess a rare skill; together, they are nearly unstoppable. But their friendship is fractured by circumstances. Nonetheless, they must find a way to infiltrate a dangerous rebel stronghold, find a stolen book, and rescue Leo, the friend who appears to have betrayed them. Leo, for his part, must determine how to win back the trust of his friends while keeping his brother and power-hungry father at bay. This fast-paced sequel to Ink, Iron, and Glass dives deep into issues around trust and commitment. A major theme is independence, including the right of individuals to choose their own path even if it involves risk. This novel is likely to be incomprehensible as a stand-alone, but it's a satisfying sequel. VERDICT Purchase where the previous volume is popular.-Sheri Reda, Wilmette Public Library, IL © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.