Waiting on Wednesday:The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (No.3 of the Invisible Library series)

theburningpage“The third title in Genevieve Cogman’s clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure!

Librarian spy Irene has professional standards to maintain. Standards that absolutely do not include making hasty, unplanned escapes through a burning besieged building. But when the gateway back to your headquarters dramatically malfunctions, one must improvise. And after fleeing a version of Revolutionary France astride a dragon (also known as her assistant, Kai), Irene soon discovers she’s not the only one affected. Gates back to the Library are malfunctioning across a multitude of worlds, creating general havoc. She and Kai are tasked with a mission to St Petersburg’s Winter Palace, to retrieve a book which will help restore order.

However, such plans rarely survive first contact with the enemy – particularly when the enemy is the traitor Alberich. A nightmare figure bent on the Library’s destruction, Alberich gives Irene a tainted ‘join me or die’ job offer. Meanwhile, Irene’s old friend Vale has been damaged by exposure to Chaotic forces and she has no idea how to save him. When another figure from her past appears, begging for help, Irene has to take a good hard look at her priorities. And of course try to save the Library from absolute annihilation. Saving herself would be a bonus.

Irene’s adventures feature stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who but with librarian spies!

Due December 2016


22 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday:The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman”

  1. Renee'

    I just finished reading the first book in this series and loved it. Enjoy the book!

    Renee ~ My Wow

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really looking forward to it – I’m loving this series.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    I’ve recently got hold of The Invisible Library, so I’ll be keen to see what you make of this one:). Thank you for sharing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved the first and second so really pleased there’s another one due out fairly soon(ish).
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it – Himself bought it for me:)). I KNEW there was a good reason why I married him.

      • @lynnsbooks

        That is a damned fine reason – ‘with this book I thee wed’ – ‘sorry, did I say book, tcht, obviously, ‘with this ring’ …. Awkward.

      • sjhigbee


  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Hmm, can’t say the series caught my attention before now, but this actually sounds pretty good. Nice pick.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really loving it. It’s light and fun but I love the notion behind the library and it opens up the possibility of all sorts of worlds.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Haven’t read any of these yet, though I picked up the Kindle version of the first book for £0.99p a few months ago.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a fun read – definitely not dark, grim or epic as such – but I love the idea of a central library that connects all these different worlds and it gives such a lot of possibilities for future stories and worlds.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    I just finished The Invisible Library and absolutely loved it. Gee, if I play my cards right, I should be able to read 2 and 3 this year as well. Great choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like this series – I think I read there’s only going to be 3 which is a shame because it really could continue for a few more books I think. Looking forward to No.3 though.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jenclair

    🙂 Sounds right up my alley!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a good fun series – with a library playing a central role – what’s not to love about that!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    Sounds like a great adventure!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a really good series so far – and it has a light almost fun feel which is nice on the brain in between really ‘heavy’ books.
      Lynn 😀

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I keep seeing the first book in this series pop up all over the place, so I guess I’d better heed the signals…. 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m excited about this one too, but I think I need to get caught up first… 😉

    Thankfully The Masked City is coming out in the US this fall!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed the Masked City – then again I loved the idea of a Venice setting.
      Lynn 😀

  10. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I have a copy of The Invisible Library that I really should read sometime.

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