The Burning Page: The Invisible Library (Book 3)
by Genevieve Cogman
“When it’s your job to save the day – where do you start?
Librarian spy Irene has standards to maintain, especially while on probation. And absconding from a mission via a besieged building doesn’t look good. But when her escape route home goes up in flames, what’s a spy to do? However, it seems Gates back to the Library are malfunctioning across dozens of worlds. Worse still, her nemesis Alberich is responsible – and he plans to annihilate the Library itself.
Irene and assistant Kai are posted to St Petersburg to help combat this threat. Here Alberich emerges as Irene tries to save her friend Vale and foil assassination attempts. Then one incredibly dangerous opportunity to save the Library emerges. Saving herself would be a bonus…”
I had The Burning Page written down on my calendar for its publishing day, but due to my car accident I could not go and get it. So I waited a couple of days for Matt to buy it for me. And I started pretty much as soon as I got it, however, due to inactivity leading to low focus and low motivation, it took me a while to get through it. I feel that you do need to have read the previous books (The Invisible Library and The Masked City).
I really enjoyed that, even though it took me a while, no fault of the book! It had lots of twists and turns and had me hooked from the beginning. I really wanted to know the outcome, of each part, and I was not disappointed. I think it may even be better than the previous two books!
I think my favourite characters are Irene, Kai, Vale and Silver, although Singh grew on me as he appears more than in The Invisible Library. I enjoyed the interactions between Dragons and Fae when they were in the same space, it was interesting to witness after hearing about it in the previous two books (and only seeing Kai against Silver).
My favourite bit probably has to be pretty much all of it, with the changing of pace and where the story is taking place so often it was fabulous. It played with all my emotions, there were several tense parts and those I could not put down.
The Burning Page ends on a cliffhanger, this is because the Invisible Library series continues next December in The Lost Plot.
While reading The Burning Page, I described it as the story of a spy of The Library who is trying to help save The Library while fighting an enemy and saving her friend. I would recommend it to anyone. 5 out of 5.
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