Waiting on Wednesday #24 - The Masked City

 Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My Waiting on Wednesday pick is:

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: September 6, 2016

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...


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Why Am I Waiting?
I loved the first book in this series and I am really eager to get my hands on the next one.  I am so happy that this second book is being released so quickly after the first.  Fae, dragons, and library spies - what else do I need?

What are you waiting for this week? 


  1. I can't wait to read this one too and am super excited about the short wait. Enjoy the book and I look forward to reading your review!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  2. I need to check this series out. It sounds like what I need right now. Nice pick!

  3. I'm not familiar with this one. I hope it'll be as enjoyable for you. :)

  4. I am so glad to see this series getting some love - I agree, the first book was awesome. This one is on netgalley and I was approved a few weeks ago so you might want to check there.

  5. I can't wait to read the first one! This one looks so good too.

  6. I just saw someone's review for the 1st book and thought it sounded interesting. I'll have to check these out for sure.

  7. Ohh great pick! I hear amazing raving reviews about the first book, and this one looks and sounds absolutely amazing as well. Here is my WOW pick for the week.


  8. I want to read this book as well! I got book one but have not had a chance to read it. Perhaps I'll binge-read the series when all are published. :D

    Great choice, Carole!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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