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Review: The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Start the new year off right by picking up the latest in the Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot and if you haven’t read them, this is the perfect new years treat! It is a fabulous book series for all my bibliophiles out there. I’m going to keep shouting about these books till you read them.


Irene and Kai are all about alternate worlds and this time they find themselves in a prohibition era Chicago, except with the addition of dragons and Fae. What begins as the retrieval of a simple book, spirals quickly into a conflict between dragons that could threaten not only dragon politics, but also the reputation of the Library. If Irene and Kai don’t retrieve the book, extricate another librarian, and defuse the dragon political snag they’re in, the entire Library might crumble and Irene may lose more than her job.


book review The Lost Plot by Genevieve CogmanThe Lost Plot begins with an amazing hook that merely convinces me more of my love for Irene. Every book I fall in love with Irene more and more, not to mention her constant companions.

(But is it only me, but why is Irene seemingly the only capable librarian that can handle all of these issues? At least in the last book I had hope Bradament would come in and be a great lady librarians in arms, but it just seems to me that Irene is like the librarians 007).

I love both Irene’s comments about needed reading materials for the journey, as well as her political maneuvering tactics. She is a glorious engima of both strength and versatility. But what I adored about The Lost Plot was the way that various threads of the stories come together. Irene and Kai’s relationship comes to a head, as it has been mounting the last few books. This book answers a lot of questions we have, as well as posing many new ones, but it also feels right. It feels like this book landed at the right moment.

Overall, I am so excited to see how the next book goes based on the characters and plot evolved in this one. I am a lifelong Library fan. Irene is the lady who stole my heart. Kai is a precious four leaf clover. And Vale is my brooding gentleman in the shadows.

You can pick up The Lost Plot on Amazon(US), your local indie, and add it to Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.


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