**Awesome Blog** The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman (Review by Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on The Invisible Library

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp


Title: The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) 

Author: Genevieve Cogman

Published Date: June 14th 2016

Genre: Fantasy


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One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen.

London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.

Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s Review***
Libraries will always get my attention and this is the second library book I have been randomly sent by publishers this year (The first being Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine) and with similar covers I have to say comparisons for me were unavoidable (especially when you read through both synopsis) and although both ended up with 4 star ratings this one for me was the winner.

There is so much going on in this book that it takes a little while to learn the rules of the world (or in this case worlds – as you have different dimensions to deal with) but now that I feel I have grasped them I am seriously excited for the next book in the series.

There are a lot of fun literary nods within the book (which in itself always gets the thumbs up from me) but what is really clever how the well known idea of alternate and parallel universes is twisted in here. Although listed as fantasy there is definitely both a sci fi, and in this case (because of the main setting for this story) a steampunk feel, which is a favorite genre of mine at the moment.

Overall a great start to this series and a solid 4 stars from me.


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