The Lost Plot (Invisible Library Series #4)

The Lost Plot (Invisible Library Series #4)

by Genevieve Cogman

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The Lost Plot (Invisible Library Series #4) by Genevieve Cogman

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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399587429
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Series: Invisible Library Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 53,254
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the National Health Service in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of the Invisible Library Novels, including The Lost Plot, The Burning Page, The Masked City, and The Invisible Library.

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The Lost Plot 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
This series has quickly become on of my faves! All the books are on my must-buy list! The Lost Plot is full of action as any good story involving prohibition era America should. It almost moves too quickly. It's over before you know it with Irene and Kai moving on to their next adventure which currently does not have a release date.
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
This series has quickly become on of my faves! All the books are on my must-buy list! The Lost Plot is full of action as any good story involving prohibition era America should. It almost moves too quickly. It's over before you know it with Irene and Kai moving on to their next adventure which currently does not have a release date.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!! So good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOOKfile More than 1 year ago
Harvesting fiction from different realities, as British author Genevieve Cogman puts it so well in the first book of this series, “The Invisible Library,” is grueling work, and the next four books from the pen of this veteran role-playing game writer put the exclamation point at the end of that sentence. Fans of Cogman’s first three books will welcome the fourth, “The Lost Plot: The Invisible Library Novel” (Ace), an adventure tale soaked in 1920s-esque Chicago. Caught in the middle of a dragon contest — read the series, or at least this book and you’ll know the significance of this — Librarian Irene and assistant Kai — note the capital L and see the previous clause — become snarled in the flapper scene after a young librarian manages to insert himself into the conflict. That this is a no-no goes without saying, and the repercussions for the mysterious multidimensional Library, not to mention their own lives and those of the entire world in this alternate reality could be monumental. As always, the arc of the story is a race to procure a rare book from a time out of time where chaos reigns supreme and magic is almost as rampant as the supernatural creatures that populate the earth. Knowing that Cogman has a fifth book in the series — she teases on her website, www.grcogman.com, that as of Jan. 21 she’s turned in the first draft, solidified the title and has seen the cover art — does nothing to dampen the ending of this novel, released Jan. 9 in the United States. With a penchant for unnerving plot twists, Cogman keeps her readers guessing. For those who like their fantasy infused with science fiction, or vice versa, Cogman’s series is a win-win. This series is not merely entertaining with its snappy dialogue, clever characterization and vast world building, it does much to entertain the subtexts of friendship, loyalty and curiosity. Because of this, it’s in the books that “The Lost Plot” will find a solid home in the very visible libraries of her growing readership.
taramichelle More than 1 year ago
The Invisible Library series is one of my go-to series whenever I'm looking for a fun, engaging, and highly entertaining read. The Lost Plot is a wonderful addition to this series, it contains the same spirit that drew me to the first three while still remaining fresh and unique. I loved the character development in this installment. Additionally, as the larger mysteries in this universe are slowly unspooled, I'm increasingly intrigued as to what the author's endgame is for this series. After returning from a successful mission, Irene is waylaid by Jin Zhi, a dragon who serves the Queen of the Southern lands. Although they reject Jin's proposal, Irene and Kai still find themselves embroiled in a dragon contest after a young librarian finds himself tangled up in it. If any of them are caught, the political repercussions for the Library could be severe. Irene and Kai find themselves in a 1930s-esque Chicago, racing against the clock to find the missing book before its too late. The Lost Plot was one of the most entertaining books I've read in a while. There were even a few times where I laughed out loud. The setting was absolutely perfect, it brought in Prohibition, additionally intrigue, and some very intriguing characters. It was such a different setting for Irene and Kai, it was interesting to see how they changed and adapted to their circumstances. Additionally, there were additional hints that developed some of the overarching plots in the series, although there are still many mysteries remaining. Irene is such a likable and engaging protagonist. I've been a fan of her since the beginning and this latest installment just reinforced how resourceful, intelligent, and strong of a character she is. Kai's character growth continues and I am such a fan of how their partnership is developing. I can't wait for future installments, I'm crossing my fingers that more develops in the future! The Lost Plot was an excellent addition to an extremely entertaining series. I would recommend to fantasy fans who are looking for a light and fun series with clever mysteries. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I had such a good time reading this book! This is the fourth book in The Invisible Library series and while it tells its own story, I do think that this series is best if read in order. One thing that I love about this series is that each installment can be completely unique and the types of worlds that they visit really has no limits. This was a very strong story that was incredibly entertaining from beginning to end. Irene finds herself in a difficult situation once again. She is approached by a dragon regarding a very important contest for a rare book. The Library does not get involved in dragon politics and must maintain their neutrality so Irene reports the incident to her superiors. Irene is given the assignment of investigating the actions of another Librarian and to find out what is going on with this situation. Irene and Kai find themselves in a New York reminiscent of the 1920s complete with gangsters and other colorful individuals. Irene is in trouble right away once she enters the city and soon finds herself at odds with the local police. She must deal with them along with the local gangsters in addition to figuring out what is going on with the dragons and the other Librarian. This was my favorite book in the series thus far. I was completely charmed by the whole story. I like how Irene is able to think quickly and can seem to get herself out of almost any situation. Kai spent a lot of time away from Irene in this book but we get to see that he is equally capable. I really like both of these characters a lot. They are both willing to make sacrifices if necessary in order to make sure that the right thing is done. Not to mention that dragons play a dominant role in this story which I found really interesting. I would recommend this series to others. I found myself swept away in a wonderfully crafted world filled with a variety of interesting characters. I can't wait to read more of this delightful series! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.
Myndia More than 1 year ago
When it comes to politics of any kind (but especially those of fae and dragon), it is essential that the Library remain neutral. When it comes to disputes, wars, etc., they are Switzerland, avoiding involvement unless the Library itself (or its reputation) is in danger. So, when Irene gets wind of a rumor that the services of a Librarian may have been bought by a dragon, for the purposes of attaining a book that will sway dragon politics, she and Kai have no choice but to intervene. On this mission, they find themselves in an alternate New York City, similar to our NYC city of the 1920’s, wrought with gangs taking advantage of Prohibition laws. While there, they will deal with gangs, police, fae, dragons, and wolves and in the end, risk all to preserve the neutrality of the Library and protect human lives. The Invisible Library series has become one of my favorites. Genevieve Cogman never disappoints, and I’ve been looking forward to this book since I read the last one. This fourth in series is my 2nd favorite (the 1st being the best!). The adventure was a bit more low-key, a little less immersed in fantasy, and felt much more character driven. I love Irene. She is fiercely independent, passionate but maintains control (mostly), intelligent and focused, adaptable, empathetic and highly ethical. I love Irene and Kai as a pair, whatever that may consist of in the future. And I love the idea of the Library being this amazing, magical, powerful, neutral ground because it is a fair representation of how it has always felt to me. Library should always be capitalized. ;) The Lost Plot was one of my top 5 most anticipated books of 2018, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Here’s hoping #5 is well on its way! Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
I have loved the different settings that past Invisible LIbrary books have been set, but I’ll admit, 1920’s New York created more drama, intrigue and romance than any of the other worlds. Granted, it is a world that is familiar. Prohibition,mobsters, flappers and fedoras ruled the day and watching Irene and Kai familiarize themselves with the era was fun and at times frivolous. Frivolity wouldn’t be a word I’d use to discuss any of the previous plots, so it seems the author had fun with this setting as much as I did reading about it. As soon as Kai and Irene stepped through the doors into this era the story moved at a quick clip and I was enthralled. Irene and Kai’s relationship has slowly evolved over the four books. Yes, he is still her apprentice, but you can tell that they care for each other more than teacher and student. As this plot revolves around dragon politics, something that Kai can’t get involved in because that would shift their relationship away from the safety of teacher / student and would also endanger the neutrality of the Library, there was more of a sense of urgency to the plot. They are always facing danger and making difficult choices but the possibility of a shift to a different kind of relationship was exciting and something I had been looking forward to but thought would never happen. The Lost Plot has been my favorite in the series so far. The 1920’s setting gave the story more humor and fun, the political nature of the story line made the drama more intense and the conclusion to the plot was very well played out and satisfying. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❣️ I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review and it was honest.