All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
This series is the series that just keeps on giving- and more, as the 4th book comes out this month in the UK!! :D It's been described as a mix of Doctor Who and Sherlock with libraries. It doesn't get old and I love every minute. What is better than books about books??
Title: The Burning Page
Author: Genevieve Cogman
Part of a trilogy: No, book 3 in The Invisible Library series
Original publication date: 15th December 2016
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Read November 2017)
There were places to go, people to see, questions to ask. Books to read.
In The Burning Page, we find gates back to the Library are being destroyed and see Alberich come back to haunt Irene and generally cause trouble. (Not spoilers, this is all in the blurb.) After the events of the first book, it's clear he means business this time. Note- I wouldn't like to meet him, so Irene is really, really brave for standing up to him twice now.
Kai is still Kai and I love him. For one, he's...what he is and that's extra bonus points in my book. (If you want to know, go read the series. :) You're welcome!) We find Vale in a bad place after some things that happened in the second book and while I felt sorry for him, I also just wanted someone to shake him at times.
Zayanna and Lord Silver were as amusing as ever- though I wish we could have had more of Silver in this one. But that's just me being greedy and generally loving all things Fae.
I felt The Burning Page had a different feel to it than the first two- more of a grown-up, action-packed feel. That is in no way a bad thing, but perhaps it's due to the threat of the existence of the Library and various worlds being destroyed.
Also, I seem to have previously missed Irene's real age. When in the Library, people don't age and for some reason, I had her pegged as mid-twenties, when she's actually in her thirties. Maybe because she doesn't look it due to the non-ageing thing? A tad confusing, but hey. If there was place with books I could stay and not age, I'd stay there too. :)
Once again, there are lots of twists and turns and nothing is ever as simple of getting from A to B smoothly. After all, where would be the fun in that? Highly looking forward to book 4, The Lost Plot.
If you've read this series so far, what do you think of the books? If not, I highly recommend if you're a fan of any or all of the above at the top of this review. All the best and happy reading.
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