The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman is the fourth book in The Invisible Library series.
Our favorite librarian, Irene, is back with her dragon apprentice for another book loving detective adventure. The Library is once again in trouble but this time from the inside. The Library is a neutral entity; it survives and it’s librarian’s are able to do their work because they do not interfere between the politics of the Fae and the Dragons. Now a junior librarian has gone missing and his actions are suspect, risking the neutrality the Library lives by.
Irene has been thrown into this altercation and must now find the missing librarian and clear the Library’s name all while dodging dragons, mob bosses and the fuzz. Irene and Kai must do all this without rumor of the Library’s tainted neutrality becoming gossip or worse fact. But doing so may come with a steep cost.
Can Irene maintain the Library’s neutrality without losing everything she holds dear?
This is such a guilty pleasure series for me. Librarian’s, books, dragons, fae, chaos and order—alternate worlds all held together by this secret librarian and the librarian’s who run it–what more can a fantasy lovin’ bookworm ask for!
This fourth book in the series, gives our main villain a break. Instead of Irene and Kai fighting the Library’s archenemy, our duo is sent on what one might consider and average mission… to save the library. Very much like a television series has a giant overarching plot but some of the episodes only brush against it. That is The Lost Plot. But this isn’t a bad thing because (and I won’t spoil anything) the reader finally gets something they’ve been waiting for out of the series.
Even so, this one is full of the same savvy action, excellent world building and a character driven plot. I just love the way Irene thinks. How we go from no hope to winning the day through logic, guts, and a little luck, is just excellent.
I’d have to say, this is probably my least favorite of the four and only because I missed Vale and I though Kai got a little lost here and there. But I am in it until the end. This is one of those series that could have 10, 11, 12 books and I’d still want to read them. Love it!
This one gets 4.5 stars from me.
That’s all for now!