Another great novel by Genevieve Cogman!
Highly addictive, full of action through and through!
An amazing sequel of the first book “The Invisible Library”, packed with action, twists, new enemies, a very dangerous world and an almost impossible mission. Irene is amazing as usual, struggling to understand emotions that she has long forgotten and to test the boundaries of friendship with Kai and Vale.
I could actually see a development in the friendship between the characters, specially with Vale. He really cares for Irene and Kai and he does everything, risks everything for the sake of their safety.
Irene also grew as a character and I could see that she relies on her friends more even if she is still ruled by logic, which I identify myself with.
The villains are amazing, loved the diabolically clever plans and the delicacy and fanciness of their actions and speech. Loved the setting, an alternative Venice with this classic style of writing is beautiful.
The cliffhanger at the end of the book left me counting the days for the release of the third volume on December 9th! Can’t wait!