Book 3 finds our characters back in London after a daring escape from Chaotic Venice only to find them faced with some very unsettling events…burning gates, giant spiders, werewolves , the descent into madness, and the return of an old enemy.
A heartstopping third book in the Librarian series. Once again we are faced with a thickening plot showing repercussions that make themselves known from actions taken in the books prior. The protagonist left with no choice but to take drastic measures with each page.
Finishing with an unexpected twist, a page-gripping fight and more actions to pay for as the series moves onto the 4th book.
Surely Cogman can't surprise us anymore... Right?
Husband: So what did you do this afternoon?
What I think: I‘ve ridden on the back of a dragon, jumped between worlds, foiled assassination attempts, sleuthed with a great detective and generally helped save the day.
What I say: oh, just reading.
These two goof balls love having their humans around all day. Here they are keeping an eye on my husband while he is in the yard. #dogsoflitsy
In the meantime, I really enjoy getting more reading done, such as picking up the 3rd book out of the Invisible Library Series.
So good I finished the book in 3 DAYS! 😱 & now sadly have to wait till Monday to have the next book delivered. Every aspect of the previous book was kicked up a notch, from relationship tension to action to badass bookness & magic. Even so, the plot thickens & the reader is left with even more mystery and suspense at the end of the book.
Monday better get here fast!!!!
How I thought my day would go: haircuts, ice cream, new books
How my day really went: shopping waiting for haircuts, haircuts, ice cream, bookstore #1 no new books, child has accident, go home child changes, see a movie with child, child plays at mall play area, drive across town for dinner, check bookstore #2, one new book & 2 more I‘ll have to order online.
At least they had the 3rd book in a series, the one I really needed!
Time to dig in!
The third book in the series was full of intrigue & action. I really liked that despite that, the author still had consequences from the last book & character arcs for two of the major characters. The action scene at the end was superb, as two masters of language tried to outdo each other.
And yet another page turner in this series. I couldn't read the words fast enough during the last chapter. Just absolutely perfect. Everything from the character, the vocabulary, the length of the chapters, the action level.... It is all just perfect. Starting book 4 after lunch!
Addicted to this book. I find myself re-reading pages out of pleasure. Luna, likes it too 🐱
I love, love, LOVE this series. The perfect blend of science fictiony fantasy magic strangeness, well written, the main character is /lovely/ and the supports have their own things to deal with and don't just exist for the MC. I'm gonna stop babbling nonsensically now but know that this series is A+.
Really happy with this story. The MC is confronted with an old enemy she only barely defeated in the first book in this series. It felt viable and gave us some more insight into the MC‘s thoughts and feelings.
I only realised in this book, third in this series, that the MC is about my age. Maybe that‘s why I like her so much? She has a no-nonsense attitude, with little patience for non-essential conventionalities.
#septinbooks18 Day1: anticipated September reads
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
I read the first one and really enjoyed it. Waiting for the second one to become available at the local library and then I‘ll treat myself to a reading day😊🤩😊
PS hope I‘m doing this right!🙈🤓
It took me a couple tries to get through this book before I had to return it to the library. I‘m still not sure how I feel about the main female character after three books. However, I definitely like the main male characters, the world, and the plot enough to continue reading the series.
Whilst on probation for her exploits in the previous book, Irene and assistant, Kai, join with the other Librarians in thwarting Alberich‘s plan to destroy the Library.
Again all the ingredients were here for an engrossing read, but it all fell a little short for me. I‘m still not entirely sure why this series doesn‘t work for me. Rating: 3 ⭐️
That... was less final than I remembered in terms of Alberich. Also, i'm tired of the will-they-won't-they between Irene, Vale and Kai. Either be different and make it a threesome, or dismiss the romance altogether and skip the stereotyped blah.
It's not that i don't enjoy the books -- i do. But I'm tired of the love triangle.
“There was a werewolf down here with her. No, make that AT LEAST ONE werewolf. She might as well assume the worst. And her kidnappers might be lurking here as well. Or possibly her kidnappers were werewolves. It was like one of those Venn diagrams where all the possible Bad Things intersected to provide a Worse Possible Thing at the center.”
Finished my reread via 🎧 audiobook, so I‘m ready for the newest installment. I love this imaginative, adult series.
Another solid entry to this series. I love Irene, Kai, and The Library. I'm lukewarm on Vale though, he's just okay to me. My only issue was that I thought this was the end of the series, so when I got to the end I was seriously confused. It looks like the next one comes out this month and it's set in the 1920s!
Took a little bit to remember all the pertinent details from the first two books, but when I did this was fun. Not the strongest in the series and I felt like a lot was left hanging. I will read the next book when it comes out and hope it doesn't feel as incomplete as this. But overall a fun read and Susan Duerden does a good job (preferred her narration of the two previous books, but I think that was more content). Will continue reading.
‘They are defined either by narrative or by reality. They don‘t go beyond that. The only person who can ever set bounds on you should be yourself.‘
It all sounded perfectly reasonable, but from Irene‘s perspective, the fact that Alberich was a murderer and traitor suggested there were flaws in his philosophy.
No Spoilers I promise. You know a book is going to continue to pull you into a trance of excitement and enjoyment when they start with something like this. The third book in the Invisible Library series continues the exploits of our favorite Library Secret Agents as they try to stop yet another evil plot. Can't wait for the next installment.