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The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman

rankkaapina's review against another edition

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3.0

I really liked this book. It was a fast read for me. But in the end I'm somewhat disappointed. I kind of expected from the premise that I would LOVE this book, which is the reason for the disappointment. I think my problem is that I love character driven books and I would say that even though the characters aren't one-dimensional or anything, this felt more like a short introduction and I kind of wanted more. There was a lot happening and I guess the plot was more important to the book, but I always prefer character driven books to plot driven ones. Definitely checking out the next book too, though. I did give 4 stars, though, cause I think that that's what I would've thought without my expectations.

*****
Edit 11.8.2016: I came upon a review that summed up what was bothering me about this book. So, I ended up taking one star away and most likely won't go to the next book. I won't be listing the reasons here, rather here is the link.

msroark's review against another edition

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3.0

Only a three but I have hopes that the next one will better!

tarabyt3's review against another edition

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4.0

A little rushed, but it was a nice fluffy sort of read with a little bit of action, adventure, and the barest hint of romance. I'd definitely like to read the next.

ladylegerwood's review against another edition

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3.0

In which there is a heroine who loves books ...

jaredmuehlbauer's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

ssaurer's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

books_and_keys's review against another edition

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1.0

I wanted to love this one as a book lover, but I honestly didn't like anything about it.

dcheers's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

An enjoyable enough read, I liked the premise, the world building, and the characters to an extent, however I found some of the character dialogue, decision making, and descriptions a bit jarring and overly romantisized and out of place. 

Though it wasn't a complete page turner, I am still looking forward to seeing what is next for the characters and continuing on in the series! 

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parnassusreads's review against another edition

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4.0

Quick, fun, escapist read for those who love books and reading about books. I liked the book well enough to want to read the second in the series.

emmyb's review against another edition

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot

4.0

WHY is this book not more popular?? This book is like the love child of The Infernal Devices, A Darker Shade of Magic, and The Atlas Six. It had Victorian London, travel between alternate worlds, a secret society involving a library, books, and magic. It had the type of fae I enjoy--the cunning, evilly seductive, manipulative kind. It had steampunk vibes and a fight/balance between magic and technology. It was also very fast-paced and plot-driven, with twists and turns throughout. All the things I love.

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