THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY by Genevieve Cogman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
There was A LOT going on in THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY, the first book in a series by the same name. It’s a combination of steampunk, fantasy, time-travel, and adventure – not genres I usually read, though I was curious nonetheless.
Main character Irene works for “The Library” as a librarian spy, someone who travels to the many alternate worlds surrounding the library and finds important and rare books for their collection. Some worlds have supernatural beings, some are more science based, some are chaotic, some not.
The world building was good. Solid and complex. On the flip side, I felt like the characters could have been developed more. I couldn’t quite click with them. Again, there was a lot going on this book, and the first half, especially, was all over the place. A fun fantasy adventure with some cool elements, though I’m not certain I will continue on with the series.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Penguin’s First to Read Program.