The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman
Jul 29, 2016

A mysterious, transdimensional library that sends its librarians to alternate Earths to procure rare books? Brilliant! A clever, witty librarian and her new assistant, who is clearly hiding something, sent to find a collection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales? Cool! A steampunk/gaslight fantasy alternate Earth that operates along the lines of narrative drama and comes complete with sharp-as-tacks consulting detective and a host of conspiratorial secret societies? Wonderful! Faeries, dragons, and weird magic? Fantastic!

The Invisible Library, first book in Genevieve Cogman's new series, presents some of the best worldbuilding I've seen in quite awhile, a cast of terrific characters, and an exciting, fast-paced story that has left me wanting more. Much, much more. The next book comes out in September. Read this and get on the waiting list for the next one. Now.

Reviewed by Josh N.
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