Title: The Invisible Library
Author: Genevieve Cogman
Rating: 5 Stars
Code Name: Irene
Occupation: A literary spy
Mission: Find the book that could either save the worlds… or destroy them!
Irene works for a secret “organization” and her job is to find and return to the Invisible Library pieces of literature that are unique and could shape the worlds, but you have no way of knowing if it’s for the better or not. Oh, and yes I did say worlds. I guess I forgot to mention that this story takes among alternate universes.
Irene is a librarian which means something completely different to us than to this story. It is her duty to find books that are authentic, but unique and could have several copies… but the library is after the original as stories are retold often and over the course of time, could be altered. In this case, she’s after “The Grimm Fairytales”. She and her trainee, Kai, are sent to retrieve it from an alternate world that is very similar to being in London. One of the many problems: by the time Irene and Kai arrive, the book is already gone! She has to find the book among others who are quite dangerous (and quite interesting), solve a murder, and keep the worlds balanced… not an easy task, but failure is not an option!
“The Invisible Library” has such a great premise and storyline with intriguing characters that you can’t help but be enthralled! What’s not to love about a story that has everything from Fae to Dragons to alternate worlds?! There’s lies, betrayal, and many twists and turns! It was like reading Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who! I am glad that I was picked to read this story and I look forward to reading much more of this series!