Friday, July 14, 2017

The Friday 56 (109) & Book Beginnings: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
27209460Synopsis from Goodreads...

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author...

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction...


Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself. Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself...
Beginnings: "Irene passed the mop across the stone floor in smooth, careful strokes, idly admiring the gleam of wet flagstones in the lantern-light."

56: ""I met one once," Irene said.
"What did you talk about?"
"He complemented me on my literary taste."
Comments: The Invisible Library is another one of the books I recently got for review. I really enjoyed it. My 56 this week comes from page 54 instead because I liked this conversation. 

What are you reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. Morning!

    I love books about books! The cover colour is great, too.

    Please, check out my #Friday56 and #BookBeginnings here: http://bit.ly/2vjOfbT
    #TGIF!

    Luv, Sassy x

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    1. I agree. It's part of the reason why I got this book for review in the first place. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Oh my I loved this! Happy reading!

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  3. I want to read this! The samples of the writing are wonderful.

    My Friday 56 from A School For Unusual Girls

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  4. Oooo sounds like a good one to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. The Invisible Library is a fun book, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I read this one recently too. I have books 2 and 3 on TBR mountain to read when I get a chance. This week I have an urban fantasy - Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, books 2 and 3 are also on my TBR list. I just don't know when I'll get around to them since I have other things I have to read. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I have been eyeing this book...I am always drawn to books about bookshops, libraries, etc. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. This book is on my TBR list. I'm excited to read it! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. Ah...a book about secret libraries. Sounds good. Is it? My Friday Quotes

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    1. Yes, The Invisible Library was good. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to eventually reading the next book in the series. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Sounds fascinating!! Happy weekend!

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  10. Oh, I can already sense the humor in that 56. Glad you enjoyed this one. Happy weekend!

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