Monday, May 8, 2017
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
author: Genevieve Cogman
average rating: 3.70
book published: 2015
read at: 2017/05/08
date added: 2017/05/08
'The Invisible Library' by Genevieve Cogman is the first in a new series about a secret society, librarians protecting stolen book, alternate worlds, alternate literary characters, fey, dragons, robotic reptiles, airships, and more. All that is part of the problem I had with the book.
Irene works for the library. The book starts with her rescuing a book, ala James Bond movies. She then gets sent on a mission to retrieve a book from an alternate London. She is sent with a new partner named Kai. While in London, they run into a mystery and there are attempts on their lives. They find an ally in a really smart detective who seems really familiar. They also find out a mysterious enemy of the library is on their trail.
I liked the basic concept of this book, but it seems like lots of other things get piled on along with it. When those other story elements came in, the story felt a bit more muddied to me. I would have liked a bit more character development this time around, and more of the chaotic worlds involved as the series progresses. I did like it, and I will try the next volume.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Roc, Berkley Publishing Group, and NetGalley in exchange for an hoest review. Thank you for allowing me review this ebook.
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