The Invisible Library
by Genevieve Cogman
From now on, let it be known, that I am no longer searching for Narnia when I open doors. I am searching for the Library as invented by Genevieve Cogman in The Invisible Library series. This magic library exists between worlds and between times and contains more books than the most accomplished bookworm or book dragon could hope to acquire.
The Invisible Library, book one in this debut series by Genevieve Cogman, is a setup book. The narrative is a bit heavy and there were points where I felt the action was dragging and other points I was a bit overwhelmed. But this is the first novel in a series and the world is complicated. It takes a bit to get settled in and get used to the rules. Cogman reveals many details about the universe, inside and outside of the Library including the Library’s own special magic that requires mastery of The Language. I was fascinated by the secrets of the library (apparently you don’t age when you are in the Library), however, there are hints throughout the novel that perhaps the Library isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
There’s a little bit of everything in The Invisible Library—mystery, magic, fae, vampires, werewolves, books and of course, DRAGONS. I am intrigued enough with the world of The Invisible Library to give book two, The Masked City, which releases soon a chance. I can’t seem to resist decent books about libraries, fellow bookworms and dragons.
A version of this review also appeared in The Gazette. Read it now.
The Quick Book Review
The Invisible LibraryAuthor: Genevieve Cogman
Published on: January 15, 2015
Series: The Invisible Library #1
Genres: fantasy, adult, mystery
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My Rating: Thumbs Up
Also in this series: The Masked City, The Burning Page, The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library, #4)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.