Three words: Perfect, Amazing, Thrilling! This book just made my Top 10.
I have to congratulate Genevieve Cogman for this amazing accomplishment of a novel! Brilliant!
It’s been a while since I got this deep with a book and I loved every little second of it. I couldn’t put it down and I had to slow down the pace just long enough to receive the second book!
This book was a bit of everything that I enjoy: Magic, Steampunk and Books. Absolutely marvelous story-line with Irene as the main character, a Junior Librarian spy and Kai, her new handsome assistant with a temper with secrets of his own. The two of them are given a mission that reveals itself to be more dangerous that they could possibly imagine. I fell in love with the main characters, Irene for her passion for books, her attempts to remain impartial to emotions and attachments, Kai for his loyalty and spunk and Vale which reminded me so much of a Sherlock Holmes in a Steampunk reality where fae, vampires and werewolfs are part of this English Victorian world.
The story is thrilling, beginning with action and finishing in a perfect way, that brings all the thriller and suspense to an explosive ending. The language is perfect and the detailed and logical analysis of details and events is extraordinary and not even a little bit boring.
A highly recommended reading for all the book lovers out there that dream to have this job, just like I did!