{Review} The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman


Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

Author: Genevieve Cogman

Length: 329 pages

Genres: Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery, Books about Books

Age Group: Young Adults

External Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who with librarian spies!

Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.



Dear beloved readers,

I know underage working is illegal, and also stealing books, but I’m sorry, I just found my dream job, a Librarian (with a capital “L”)! I will leave to join this awesome, unbelievably incredible Library soon.

Before you freak out, I need to tell you something. You might change your mind about this whole situation. But the first you need to do is to pick up this book and read it.

However, I need to warn you, there are many side affects from The Invisible Library that can easily “endanger” you, including losing sleep from reading through the night, bumping into walls because you can’t seem to take your eyes of the book, and the the strong urge to punch something because you can’t wait for Book 2. The result usually ends in you want to rereading it again and again, and all the supernatural forces in this books—dragons and vampires and fae—can’t seem to leave your mind.

Yes, there are fae and dragons. And yes, there are many heart-gripping adventures through different alternatives and mind-racing mysteries. Yes, there are also magic and a detective who could swoon any Sherlock’s fan. And most important, there are plenty of books, book lovers, and book jokes. It’s an absolutely perfect job for me, so don’t worry.

Take care,

Your dear bookaholic blogger, who is now a Librarian Spy (in her dream)



(from my awesome “co-Librarian” who happen to save worlds)

“All of us who are sealed to the Library are people who have chosen this way of life because we loved books. None of us wanted to save worlds. I mean, not that we object to saving worlds . . .”

– Irene, from Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman




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