Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency to find both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle in The Burning Page.
Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.
With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her… (via Goodreads)
I received an eARC of The Burning Page from Netgalley and the publisher, Roc, in exchange for an honest review. I have also reviewed the first two books in the series, The Invisible Library and The Masked City in a similar exchange.
This is the third book in the series, so please be aware of that before reading this review! There will probably be an accidental spoiler ahead, because I’m three books in at this point.
When this book opens, shit is hitting the fan in every facet of Irene’s life. It doesn’t really calm down. The Burning Page kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it, and I loved every minute of it.
Irene described herself as an “unprincipled adventuress working as a book thief,” and that’s honestly the best description of her. I’m definitely using this to promote this series!
I loved the expansion of Zayanna’s character, and more of the investigation into how Fae become the way they are. This book was complicated, and will lead to much more complication in the next book. I can’t wait for it.
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes from the discussions Irene had with Bradamant and Penemue, the future of politics within the Library and the possibilities in all the worlds. The Burning Page left things kind of open-ended, and I’m excited to see what comes next!
The Lost Plot comes out in December 2017, and I’m thrilled. You can pick up a copy of The Burning Page through Amazon, Indiebound or your other favorite bookseller! This was another five star read from Genevieve Cogman!
Genevieve Cogman got started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. Genevieve Cogman’s hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.
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