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

The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4)

A covert missionA royal demandAnd a race against timeThe fourth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful The Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot is an action-packed literary adventure.In a 1930s-esque Chicago, 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 vs dragon contest. It seems a young librar...

Details The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4)

TitleThe Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4)
Release DateDec 14th, 2017
PublisherPan Macmillan
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Adult, Science Fiction Fantasy, Writing, Books About Books, Dragons

Reviews The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4)

  • Jessica Rodrigues
    I love these books.This is a rare situation where each book in the series is better than the last. What begins as a straightforward action adventure story becomes more of a mystery that is not easily solved. Dragon politics has taken a nasty turn, and evidence points to the involvement of a librarian, violating their neutrality pledge. Irene and Kai must find this rogue librarian and try to restore balance, but must do so without the institutiona...
  • Amber
    Anybody who loves books simply must love Irene Winters and the Library. In this fourth installment of The Invisible Library, Irene once again finds herself tangled in a mess. The setting? 1920s America. The players? Two dragons who are keen to steal a book and win a place of honor in their court. What follows can only be madness and mayhem, as well as all the delights followers of Cogman’s series have come to expect in these books.I would like ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    To be reviewed!
  • M.
    Recevied a free copy in exchange for an honest review.The Lost Plot is, without a doubt, my favorite book in The Invisible Library series. Coming back from a mission to retrieve a book, Irene is stopped by a mysterious stranger who introduces herself as Jin Zhi, a dragon who serves the Queen of the Southern Lands. Jin Zhi and another dragon, Qing Song, are currently engaged in a sort of contest for the position of Minister, which has been recentl...
  • Lauren
    *minor spoilers*3.75 stars this was the fourth instalment of The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman and whilst I did really enjoy this book (it was witty and all very prim and proper), I didn't love it (like I did the first two). I think the main reason for this was because there were quite a few characters who I love which didn't feature in this book at all :( For example: the Sherlock Holmes-like Peregrine Vale, the charming...
  • Mark Harrison
    Best book of the series and first five star award. Irene and Kai are sent to a world where gangsters and Prohibition remain to battle Dragon politics, dire wolves, kidnapping and the integrity of The Library. Just a first rate, steam punk adventure fest.
  • S.E. Anderson
    Best Book YET!A few months ago, I finished what I had assumed to be the last book in the Invisible Library... Until they announced not one, but two new books to follow! Naturally, I was over the moon. I could not wait for The Lost Plot to be released, and let me tell you, it did not let me down!Right off the bat, Irene is thrust once again into a no-win situation. Forced to play sides between two competing dragons, she needs to find a compromis...
  • Hedwig
    Another wonderful installment in this series! Prohibition America, mob bosses, dragons, politics and ever-elusive books all combine to make another rollicking adventure for Irene & Kai. 😄
  • Gemma F
    A fantastic, fast paced and action-packed story! I’ve so much to say about this book and my emotions are all over the place right now. ☺I was completely lost in the pages of the story. I think this is definitely my favourite installment of the Invisible Library series. The setting was exciting being set in a 1930s America. It's wonderful to read what Genevieve has come up with having visited several other cities in the previous installments. ...
  • Vincent Archer
    After this book, I'm reminded of an old title: "Never deal with a Dragon". After the various Fae-heavy books and Librarian Nemesis, it's the turn of Dragon politics to enter the fray. And, of course, our heroine has to solve this, with the minimum of fallout. For this, she heads out to a Prohibition-era version of NYC, with mobsters, femme fatale assassins, and dragons competing for... a book.Where else would you have a book as the McGuffin?As al...
  • Jenn
    It seems like this is the end, but could someone possibly reassure me that there will be further adventures in this series? I don't want to let Irene, Kai and company go just yet.
  • Elizabeth McCoy
    All evidence points to this being a great book. [/in-joke]
  • Jules
    I had so much fun reading this one. Also, Cogman's development as a writer is so impressive... am already looking forward to read her next book ☺ I had so much fun reading this one. Also, Cogman's development as a writer is so impressive... am already looking forward to read her next book ☺️
  • Mrs. Europaea
    What I love is how Cogman keeps true to her characters. It's comforting to read this knowing that Irene is going to let curiosity get the best of her once again and get way more involved in things than she should. It's reassuring to know that Kai is going to be the rational one to attempt, yet fail to stop her but stick by her side to the end. I don't know if I thought the prohibition era was a great setting, I don't feel like it made an impact o...
  • Tabea
    The plot was not as compelling as in the previous books of this series but still fun and enjoyable to read. The ending also makes up for it and satisfies everyone who wanted this to happen from the start. Unfortunately we don't get any new information on Irene's parents or her real identity...
  • Kerrie
    A fun, stylish caper that rattled along well, this was thoroughly enjoyable - and then the last few pages happened. I'll bow out of the series here, I think.
  • Raj
    A senior dragon has died and there is a vacuum surrounding his station, one that two factions race to fill, dragging the Library into their internal politics, something that it must avoid at all costs to preserve its neutrality, and possibly its existence. A Librarian is caught in the midst of this, and it's up to Irene to extricate him while preserving everything the Library holds dear, even at the cost of her own life.This was a great addition ...
  • Janet
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - A covert missionA royal demandAnd a race against timehe fourth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful The Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot is an action-packed literary adventure.In a 1930s-esque Chicago, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid ...
  • Jane
    The Lost Plot is book 4 in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. This series has moments of great fun for lovers of fantasy, libraries, dragons, Fae, and strong female leads.In Cogman's world, Librarians can work a sort of magic by speaking the Language. They travel into alternate time periods and versions of our world to find rare and alternate copies of books. Irene Winters is a Librarian with a dragon apprentice and a Victorian det...
  • Jordan
    I've read the last three books in this series over the last few months after I won an ARC of the latest installment in the series (book 4), which is something I haven't done with a series ever, or at least for a very long time. But having read most of the series in such a short period of time, I can say for certain that the fourth installment of the Invisible Library series is by far one of my favorites. Not only did the ending of the book leave ...
  • Meha
    Ive been waiting for the 4th instalment in the invisible library series for many a months..but now that I've read it (the day after it is published), I've to admit I'm underwhelmed. Irene chases yet another adventure with political intrigues, dragon noble and queens, and faes and alternate worlds and saves everything...all in two days. She hears something stunning about herself but unalike any sane human she doesnt brood about it; immediately get...
  • Ирина Йорданова
    "The Invisible Library" series has become a "thing on my calendar" now. And "The Lost Plot" was worth the waiting. I can't believe how easy Cogman turns 'yet another sequel' into such a great adventure.This time Irene has to play politics, avoiding a great scandal involving another librarian and some scheming dragons. It's engaging, thrilling and I couldn't get enough of it. I want more! The main character is evolving, growing up as a professiona...
  • Johanna
    What can I even say? This series just keeps getting better. I’m still in the sort of fuzzy afterglow of completing the book so I might not make sense, but I’ll try.I’ve had the most horrendous reading slump during the entirety of 2017. However, in the last week I’ve read the last three books in the series. I’m utterly addicted to this world.Now, to the actual book review:It was really REALLY good. It was fast paced (not just because I r...
  • Lia Patterson
    This was a most entertaining romp! For once Irene has to find her way in a more modern world, one based on the US during prohibition time. Dragons play an important role in this book, so we find out more about them (though the Fae are also meddling a little) and as usual, for Irene it’s constantly ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’.This is very entertaining to watch and more than once I wondered how she’d get out of a particular si...
  • Saffron Dennis
    I love the Invisible Library, Irene, Kai and Vale, it's a great series, a lot of fun. But, there are a couple of things this time that are bothering me. Firstly, why are all of the senior librarians so hard and unlikable. I know they are protecting the library, working to keep the balance etc. etc. but it just wears thin that every single one of them are cold and distant to their juniors.Secondly, I like a quick paced thriller but this was so qui...
  • Rosann
    Once again we enter the world of The Library, protector of not only books, but of worlds. In the delicate balance between the forces of Chaos (the Fae) and the forces of Order (Dragons) librarians keep the alternate worlds from tipping too much one way or the other. And try to stay out of the way of each. In this newest book in the series, Genevieve Cogman sends her heroine Irene to an alternate world where a version of Prohibition New York City ...
  • Ivyclad Ideas
    "This was someone else's story. The library should never have been involved in it in the first place." - Genevieve Cogman, The Lost Plot, page 329 Never has the ending of a book taken me from "Oh my God, NO!" to "YES!" so fast. Thank God for loopholes.The fourth book in The Invisible Library series takes us to an alternate version of Prohibition-era America where a pair of dragons are battling it out to find a book. The winner will be granted a n...