Monday, January 9, 2017

Review - The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman @GenevieveCogman @AceRocBooks

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
Series: The Invisible Library #3
Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Date Read: January 7, 2017
Source: NetGalley

Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another “tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure,” (A Fantastical Librarian) third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City.
 
Never judge a book by its cover...
 
Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency of finding both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle...

Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.

With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her

My Review

This was a great book!  The whole series has been wonderful so far.  Librarian spies, dragons, and alternate worlds are just some of the things that make this series great.  This book gave me exactly what I have come to expect from this series.  There was so much going on and I couldn't wait to see how things would turn out.

This book starts shortly after the events of the previous book.   The action starts right away and I knew that this story would be a lot of fun to read.  Irene and Kai are in trouble again and things look pretty serious.  The library is in danger and a lot of that danger seems to be aimed directly at Irene.  To make matters worse, someone is trying to kill Irene and Vale is in danger of losing his mind.  There is no shortage of excitement in this book but there is an equal amount of smart problem solving that adds a nice element.

I love the characters in this series.  Irene is smart and isn't afraid to make decisions.  She is tough and can quickly analyze a situation to figure out the best option to achieve her goals.  Kai is amazing.  I mean he is a dragon so of course he is amazing just because of that.  He doesn't hesitate to follow Irene's lead.  He is highly competent and sometimes add the key piece to their plans.  Each of the characters in this series are well developed and quite colorful.

The world building in this series continues to be top notch.  We get to see some parts of the reality that Irene and Kai spend most of there time in that we haven't had a chance to see before.  We also get a chance to see how some of these realities are connected in a way that I had never imagined.  One of the best things about this series is that every time Irene and Kai go on a new assignment, we get a chance to see a unique world.

I would highly recommend this book to others.  This is the third book in The Invisible Library series and I do recommend that this series be read in order.  This book does have its own plot but so much is built upon events from the earlier books that I think readers new to the series will be at a disadvantage if they haven't read the earlier books.  I can't wait to see what happens to Irene and Kai next!

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.

The Invisible Library Series
Book 1 - The Invisible Library - My Review
Book 2 - The Masked City - My Review
Book 3 - The Burning Page
About the Author

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the NHS in England as a clinical classifications specialist.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter

5 comments:

  1. So much to love in this series. Glad three books in and it's still fantastic. I look forward to reading these.

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  2. I haven't read any of the books in this series but that's going to change soon. I love how well the series seems to be holding up. So often it seems like a great concept will work really well for the first book and then not as well for the follow ups. If anything this one seems to be getting stronger. Looking forward to reading this one! Great review!

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  3. I can't believe I'm already 2 books behind and I LOVED the first one. May have to use these 2 for my Blogger Shame challenge. Great review!

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  4. I have seriously got to read this series!It gets so much love from people.

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  5. What? The third book is already out, and here I am still trying to find the time to read book one! I am glad this was such a brilliant continuation to the series though. I especially like the sound of the plot being busy and the world building being so great!

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