The sixth book in Genevieve Cogman’s fantasy/adventure ‘The Invisible Library’ series already! It seems like it that wasn’t so long that the first book came out (I reviewed it in 2016).
Librarian Irene is on a short break from her last adventure when she gets the call for her next task. One of the worlds is devolving into chaos (the world where she grew up) and there is one book that can stop the madness. But there is only one known copy of that book and it is in the collection of a very mysterious trader/dear, Mr. Nemo.
Nemo welcomes Irene and Kai, and a few others, to a dinner gathering, where he asks that the party of individuals steal a specific painting from a specific world. In return, he will let each member take one item from his collection. It sounds easy, except having such a diverse, distrustful group try to work together might be too difficult to overcome.
I feel as though these books have settled into a comfortable groove. For some, that might not be a good thing, but I appreciate that the character of Irene isn’t battling so many different fronts at this time. It’s given me more of a chance to appreciate the story, rather than wondering which part of the story the action is coming from.
There is also a comfortability between Irene and Kai that makes this easier to read now.
This book feels like a good in-between book, still with action and excitement, but as if there’s a reset happening before the next big shift in the storyline.
I enjoyed this quite a bit and look forward to the next in the series.
Looking for a good book? The Secret Chapter is the sixth book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series and anyone interested in urban fantasy/adventure books will want to read this.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.