Gangsters, Blackmail and the Library | The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman
Title: The Lost Plot
By: Genevieve Cogman
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 9th, 2018
Publisher: Ace Books
Summary from Goodreads: After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.
In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can't extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They'll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library's own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene's job. And, incidentally, on her life...
Review: There aren't many books about books that I enjoy. Most stories that include libraries or librarians are mostly redundant to me, and I find them lacking any kind of originality. Its been done before, many times, but not with this book. In fact, I wouldn't have even picked it up if it wasn't for the email I received from the publisher asking me to review.
This story blew my socks off! I was deeply involved with the story and the characters. Every little detail was so exciting and wonderful. There were Dragons and Fae. Multiple worlds where librarians could jump through doors to get to another place.
The Fae and Dragon politics were so in depth that at times I wasn't even able to comprehend. I don't know if that's a good thing, but its impressive.
This books story was exciting and I'm glad I took the time to read it. I know you will love it too!
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.