The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman
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The Invisible Library


Fantasy, multiple dimensions, and a main character that would rather read than go on an adventure. The past history of the protagonist felt a bit episodic, and this book reminded me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, or, oh, The Librarians.

This is the start of a series, and it feels like a little too much is thrown in - the plot runs hither and thither with little time to rest. The characters, while not compelling, are interesting enough to keep turning pages. Probably the most interesting to me was Vale, a Sherlock Holmes clone. Several people have tagged this as steampunk - it really isn't - and young adult. The latter designation is close, and this book has no harsh language or steamy scenes.

Will probably revisit this, but like the main character, I think taking a little time to heal makes sense.