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The Invisible Library

3.73 based on 13192 ratings & 2391 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

The first in a gripping, adventurous series, The Invisible Library is the astounding debut from Genevieve Cogman.

Irene must be at the top of her game or she'll be off the case - permanently. . .

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested - the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene's new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she's up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option - the nature of reality itself is at stake.

The Invisible Library is followed by the second title in The Invisible Library series, The Masked City.

In the media

This witty and spirited adventure sets up a potential gold mine of lore for the writer to plunder in future sequels ... a fun and original page-turner
SciFiNow.co.uk
A dazzling bibliophilic debut
Charles Stross
Highly entertaining ... It reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series
TheBookPlank blog