Day 43: Libyrinth by Pearl North
When I was a kid we used to go to a bookstore called Buck a Book. (It went through lot of names but to us it was always Buck a Book to us.) Down in the basement was the used book section where I used to pick up stacks and stacks books (paperbacks, mostly f& sf) and honestly, it barely mattered what the content was. Most of them were pretty bad, and nearly all of them were basically forgettable.
This book reminds me of those days. I doubt I’ll remember what happens in this book tomorrow.
You’ve probably noticed the super twee title, so that’s strike one (though it is a book with a POC protagonist and a POC on the cover). Anyway, it’s a fallen world SF novel (that might as well be fantasy) that references our literature throughout the novel (strike two)
There is a super massive library where Haly can hear all the books talking to her. She turns out to be the chosen one of a cult whose mission is to eradicate all the books on the planet. Because of her powers, she uncovers a plot for the head librarian to betray the rest of them to the eradicators.