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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 Masked City
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2)
Author: Genevieve Cogman
Published Date: September 6th 2016
Genre: Science Fiction / Steampunk
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this “dazzling”* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.
The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…
Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble.
Kai’s abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival—and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war.
But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene’s book-smarts and fast-talking—to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear….
The story picks up pretty quickly after book 1 which is always a good thing for me and you get to explore and learn a lot more about the chaos element that was briefly touched upon in book 1 which definitely intrigues me.
I am thrilled to see that this is keeping with the theme of a such a strong heroine even in the midst of settings that are so male orientated. It is very refreshing. The idea of the alternates allows readers to visit places they already feel they know, but add in a whole new fantastical element which makes for very interesting reading.
Fans of steampunk and alternate universe ideas which definitely enjoy this series My one little complaint is that we really don’t actually get to see very much of the Library itself, a place that I am totally fascinated with. I get the feeling that this will continue to be the case with the majority of the knowledge about it coming via explanations rather than visits. That being said it does make the actual visits there all the more special. Not sure that I want to sign up for my librarian tattoo just yet … but the idea is out there!
I am definitely looking forward to reading more of this series. Another solid 4 stars from me.
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