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Friday, April 14, 2017

"The Burning Page" by Genevieve Cogman

by Terrance McArthur

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review.

The Burning Page
is the third book in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. What could be more perfect than combining libraries and fantasy!

The main character of this series is Librarian spy Irene--but librarians in this world are very different from those in our own. While their lives still involve books, these librarians set out to the various worlds (yes worlds or realities) to retrieve and protect rare and valuable books. They also know magic and live in a world of fantastical creatures like dragons and Fae. Irene's apprentice Kai is a dragon prince.

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In this book, Irene is on probation due to some instances that happened in a previous book--while we aren't given all of the details, I didn't have any problem knowing enough to jump into this book and enjoy the story and characters. Irene's long time nemesis, Alberich, is again causing trouble and this time he wants to destroy the entire Library and especially Irene.

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The Burning Page is filled with so many wonderful characters, including a great detective named Vale who is very much like my favorite detective Sherlock Holmes. Irene is spunky, determined, loyal, and smart. This series makes me think very much of two of my favorite TV shows-Warehouse 13 and The Librarians. If you enjoy either of those shows, you will love this book, and series, and well if you love fantasy and libraries you will love it too! I can't wait to go back and read the previous books, The Invisible Library and The Masked City.

To enter to win a copy of The Burning Page, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “page,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 22, 2017. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

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