THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY is a book that I've been curious to
read for a while now and I was quite happy when I got the
chance to read it. I mean how can you not, if you are a
bookworm, find the description of the book tantalizing? A
Library that collects fiction from different realities.
The book is intriguing right from the start as we get to
know Irene who is on a mission to retrieve or rather
steal a book. Finding rare books is what Irene and others
that work for the Library do, they blend in and steal
books and especially rare books that only exist in one
reality or differ in another reality.
However, her new mission is cloaked in mystery and danger
and she also gets a new assistant Kai, who has his own
secrets. They are sent to an alternative London to
retrieve a dangerous book. But, the mission quickly
turns into a dangerous fight for their lives. And, it
seems that an old rumor about a renegade collector from
the Library is more than just a rumor.
I think THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY was quite a charming
steampunk book. I liked the idea of an invisible Library
with lots of mysteries. For a first installment in the
series, this one felt
like a brilliant appetizer for future books. You get to
know its main characters, the mission is interesting and
the ending of the book left me with want for more. I came
to like Irene, Kai and detective Vale (he reminded me
quite a lot of Sherlock Holmes) very much, and I'm looking
forward to reading the next book in the series. I
especially want to know more about Irene, Kai, and
detective Vale. They are all very complex characters with
secrets, and I want to know more about Irene's past, and
Kai's family and Val's complicated relationship with his
Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun,
time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut
One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much
stranger than fiction...
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a
shadowy organization that collects important works of
fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently,
she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an
alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly
dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's
already been stolen.
London's underground factions are prepared to fight to the
death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem
compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the
laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and
unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse,
Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as
volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.
Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger,
conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And
failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s
reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself...
FEATURING BONUS MATERIAL: including an interview with the
author, a legend from the Library, and more!