The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book so easily could have been the start of a series, or at least a trilogy but it seems as though it's a one-off. YAY! What a great idea: interesting plot, lots of action, good conclusion and done. It's been so long since that's happened.
The Library is almost like the Tardis, larger (far larger) on the inside than it appears, although "appears" is the wrong word since no one can actually see it. Some event happened a number of years ago, at a picnic, and Carolyn and several others were somehow in the care of Father, an incredibly stern and powerful man/god/something who can do some pretty amazing things. How Carolyn and the others grow up, learning from their specialized sections of the Library (though to what end is up in the air) may stand them in good stead when Father goes missing. If only they can work together...
I can think of so many readers for whom this will be the perfect summer read, particularly given the blend of genres (some horror, some fantasy with a dash of romance and philosophy).
ARC provided by publisher.