Title: The Lost Plot (The Invisible Libraries #4)
Author: Genevieve Cogman
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Source: Free ARC from Ace (Berkley)
Rating: 5 stars
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Ace (Berkley) via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Summary: When it comes to politics of any kind (but especially those of fae and dragon), it is essential that the Library remain neutral. When it comes to disputes, wars, etc., they are Switzerland, avoiding involvement unless the Library itself (or its reputation) is in danger. So, when Irene gets wind of a rumor that the services of a Librarian may have been bought by a dragon, for the purposes of attaining a book that will sway dragon politics, she and Kai have no choice but to intervene.
On this mission, they find themselves in an alternate New York City, similar to our NYC city of the 1920’s, wrought with gangs taking advantage of Prohibition laws. While there, they will deal with gangs, police, fae, dragons, and wolves and in the end, risk all to preserve the neutrality of the Library and protect human lives.
Review: The Invisible Library series has become one of my favorites. Genevieve Cogman never disappoints, and I’ve been looking forward to this book since I read the last one. This fourth in series is my 2nd favorite (the 1st being the best!). The adventure was a bit more low-key, a little less immersed in fantasy, and felt much more character driven.
I love Irene. She is fiercely independent, passionate but maintains control (mostly), intelligent and focused, adaptable, empathetic and highly ethical. I love Irene and Kai as a pair, whatever that may consist of in the future. And I love the idea of the Library being this amazing, magical, powerful, neutral ground because it is a fair representation of how it has always felt to me. Library should always be capitalized. 😉
The Lost Plot was one of my top 5 most anticipated books of 2018, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Here’s hoping #5 is well on its way!