The Invisible Library – Genevieve Cogman

Title: The Invisible Library the-invisible-library
Author: Genevieve Cogman
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Pages: 329
Category: 21. Read a short book, one between 5,000 and 100,000 words
Format: Paper

Date Started: April 1st 2017
Date Finished: April 14th 2017

In keeping with the theme of the year so far this book also had a huge focus on the importance of words with the librarians having a language all of their own that was able to impact the world. Throughout the book this was frequently used to open locked doors or animate an object. In the lore of this series objects are easier to influence if you are asking them to do something that is natural for them such as opening a lock or animating a stuffed animal (in this case the animal was once alive and therefore movement is the natural state. This use of language is distinct from anything else I’ve read and kind of quirky which I like.

The plot follows a librarian and her apprentice who are seeking a book from an alternate reality which is supposed to be quite important to the (invisible) library for reasons unknown to the main characters. Of course, the book is not where it is supposed to be and of course there are some politics that get in the way from both the library and the alternate world.

I actually really enjoyed this book. It was an interesting premise, though there was quite a lot going on with a lot of different lore mixed in together making it seem like a bit of a hodge podge rather than a cohesive lore.

This is the first book in the series and I liked it enough that I plan to read at least the next book in the series even if it will probably never make it to my top 10 (I was kind of hoping it would with such a great premise for it).

Rating: 3/5 stars

The Bone Collection – Kathy Reichs

Title: The Bone Collection9781785150968
Author: Kathy Reichs
Genre: Crime/Mystery
Pages: 352
Category: 34. Read a Mystery Book
Format: Paper

Date Started: January 4th 2017
Date Finished: January 5th 2017

I first read a Kathy Reichs book shortly after discovering the TV show Bones. Until then I had generally disliked most of the crime novels I had attempted to read. Something about Déjà Dead was different though and I was completely drawn in. Don’t get me wrong, book version of Temperance Brennan is nothing like TV Temperance Brennan but I loved them both equally. I devoured every book after that until I finished her eleventh book and found out there weren’t anymore. Yet.

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