A covert mission
A royal demand
And a race against time
The fourth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful The Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot is an action-packed literary adventure.
In a 1930s-esqu Chicago, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon vs dragon context. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can't extricate him there could be serious political repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai find themselved trapped in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They'll face gangsters, blackmail and fiendish security systems. And if this doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences for Irene's job. And incidentally, for her life...
I absolutely loved the first three books in The Invisible Library series! So, when I saw this book on NetGalley, I was super-excited!
If you haven't read the other books, check out my review of them HERE.
It took me a little longer to get into this book than it did with the first three in the series. This may have just been because it didn't follow the same main plot lines that had been for the most part, resolved at the end of the third book.
A few chapters in, I got sucked into the new plot, and by about half-way through the book, I couldn't put it down! I read the second half of the book in a few hours.
As always, I ♥ ♥ ♥ Irene and Kai!!! I ♥ both of them, and they make a great team!
This book was a tad different than the first three, but if you like the other Invisible Library books I guarantee you will like this one!
Oh, and the ending was awesome! There wasn't a huge cliffhanger, but it was definitely enough to make me anxious to see what happens next. It just sucks that I have to wait until who knows when to read the next book! (There is no title or cover for it yet, and there is no intended release date listed on GoodReads.)
I received a copy of this book from the publishers, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.