Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
by Genevieve Cogman
Published by: Roc
US Publication Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Speculative Fiction ??
Source: purchased book
From the author's website:
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
No brain power for a real review, other than I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to grab a copy of The Masked City which just came out yesterday. I liked the protagonist, I liked the world building and I had a blast reading it. I also liked the antagonist "mean" girl relationship was rather more nuanced and interesting than the typical 'she just hates me and is an evil person' kinda thing. Not super deep or anything but definitely a fun ride.