Book Review: The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu

Looking for your next read? Check out The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu, reviewed by Fulco Library staff from the College Park Library.

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu is a strange fantasy. The Library of the Dead is the first entry in the Edinburgh Nights series. Throughout the book, we follow a 14-year-old dreadlocked punkish youth called Ropa. The action takes place in Edinburgh, an apocalyptic slum where many houses, roads, and buildings are in ruins. Ropa is a teenage girl who lives with her grandmother and younger sister in a caravan.   Ropa drops out of school to become a ghostalker and support her family. She sees and communicates with ghosts and will deliver messages to their family for a price.   One ghost asks Ropa to find her missing son. During her investigations, she encounters children who look like the elderly.

Ropa’s friend Jomo introduces her to the secret library of the dead, a library only for people who can perform magic. In Ropa’s quest to find the missing children, she encounters a terrifying house and strange characters.  

This book was a wild ride. The Library of the Dead features dark themes, gruesome happenings, otherworldly monsters, and supernatural horrors yet, because of Ropa. I believe both adult and YA readers alike will enjoy it. Check out this fantastic book if you love ghosts, Scotland, and magic!

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