Feed My Biblio-diction

A different kind of book review, blogging from the heart.

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

You had me at “library”. As a self-proclaimed biblio-addict I knew I needed to read this book. I was in heaven as the massive building was described. Measuring the distance to get from one location to another in hours, or even days, is mind-blowing. I wouldn’t mind taking on that challenge. I’d probably get sidetracked and never arrive at my intended destination.

As the Library sends librarians to retrieve literature from multiple alternate universes you know the possible encounters are endless. Librarians need to be fully trained to deal with unexpected issues. Vampires and Fae may be commonly accepted in one alternate, but another alternate may view them as myths.

The mission this time is to retrieve a book. Versions of this book are available in many alternates, but this one is special. The Library isn’t the only entity who wants possession of this particular book. Librarian Irene is sent out with Kai, a trainee, in tow. This specific alternate has been quarantined by the Library. Chaos reigns supreme, but how? Who, or what tipped the balance? Dragons are typically defenders from chaos. They should be there to bring balance back to the universe.

The Library is invisible for a reason. The outside world is not meant to know of its existence. The line between confidentiality and trust tends to become blurry. Is it wise to trust anybody? Everyone has secrets. But will secrets kept keep the duo from obtaining their goal? Somehow, someway, the book needs to be retrieved.

I absolutely loved this book. I loved all the description. I loved the constant mystery. As one question was answered more would pop up. I also loved Irene’s inner monologue. Her ability to rationally work through problems in her mind was wonderful. Being certain of your words before they are spoken is an admirable trait.

I received this book free through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.


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