Sunday, May 06, 2018

Bookish Thoughts: The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Kostchei,

We have a problem. ~ Opening of The Lost Plot 


The Lost Plot (Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman
Ace Books, 2018
Fantasy; 369 pgs
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

I probably say this every time I talk about the Invisible Library books, but this is such a fun series. Dimension jumping, magic-wielding librarian Irene always seems to find trouble—or rather, it finds her. In The Lost Plot, Irene and her ever loyal assistant Kai are tasked with finding a missing librarian in 1930’s New York after hearing that one of their own may be in a compromising position. Prohibition is in full swing as are the gangsters, with dragons warring against each other for power. Not only does Irene find herself at the center of it all, but now she must find a way to divert a possible war involving the Library, and also make sure she and Kai stay alive. Finding the wayward librarian brings about its own challenges as does finding and retrieving the coveted book that has caused all the trouble in the first place.

Irene, as always, is a very capable heroine. Resourceful and able to think quickly on her feet. I love her energy. I am also a big fan of Kai, who is charming and just as capable. The two make a good team. They share many of the same values and just want to do the right thing. Irene and Kai take their responsibilities to the Library very seriously, but know that sometimes rules have to be bent for the greater good.

I loved the setting—a definite hint of history and yet with a big twist. The reader gets a closer look at dragon politics in this book, and it was interesting to see how Kai fits into it all given his relationship to the Library and to Irene. We get to see a side to Kai that we have only until now seen hints of.

High in action and intensity, The Lost Plot did not disappoint. There was also the wit and humor I have come to expect in this series. I continue to love this series. I know when I pick up one of these books I am sure to be in for a great read.

To learn more about Genevieve Cogman and her work, please visit the author's website. You can also find her on Twitter and Goodreads.


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11 comments:

  1. This is a series that I've meant to try, but so far have not. Sigh. So many series, right? In any case, this one sounds like a lot of fun and I suspect the time will come for me to dive in. LOL

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  2. I need to try reading this series. There's just so many books, but so little time ;(

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  3. There's a fourth one? Shoot. I'm so far behind. :)

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  4. That's a little out of my comfort zone but you've made me think I might like it.

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  5. I just loved this one, Wendy. Irene and Kai are both wonderful characters and I love how the setting changes so dramatically from book to book. Did the ending surprise you?

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  6. I've been enjoying books about books recently and this was recommended to me. I so need to catch up with this because this one, like the others sound AMAZING!

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  7. I still haven't read this series despite the positive reviews I read thus far. So many series to catch up and I'm not a good reader when series are concerned, lol. Anyways I'm glad you enjoyed this series, Wendy.

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  8. I'm so glad I finally started on this series because every review you post on it makes me want them all!

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  9. I'm glad that the series continues to make you happy, Wendy!

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  10. Not my typical read but I enjoyed your review and that cover is awesome so I'm tempted!

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  11. I have the first one in this series but still haven't read it! How is that possible? This seems so fun and I love the library setting and the sound of the characters.

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