The Mortal Word

The Mortal Word

A corrupt countess A spy in danger And an assassin at large The fifth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, The Mortal Word is a rollicking literary adventure. Peace talks are always tricky, especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae. As a neutral party, Librari A corrupt countess A spy in danger And an assassin at large The fifth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty ...

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Title:The Mortal Word
Author:Genevieve Cogman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Mortal Word
ISBN13
9781509830732
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:433 pages pages

The Mortal Word Reviews

  • Kristen
    Dec 27, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 05, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 17, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

  • Pamela Wiggins
    Nov 27, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

    Rating: 3.5 The Invisible Library series is an absolutely delight to read, they?re some of my go-to books when I need something that will make me smile. The Mortal Word was the latest installment and, while it wasn?t my favorite in the series, was still such a fun read! The ...

    Another fantastic instalment of one of my favourite series. Can't wait for the next adventure for Irene, Kai and Vale ??? ...

    This series is so fun! The author manages to keep it fresh and exciting, with an ever expanding world(s). I?m not at all biased because the main character is a librarian. Really, I?m not. ...

  • Richard Derus
    Feb 24, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

  • Sahitya
    Dec 07, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Dec 12, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

  • ☕️Kimberly
    Nov 28, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Nov 25, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    Nov 05, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

  • Marlene
    Nov 30, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

  • Phrynne
    Dec 28, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

  • Wanda
    Dec 02, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

  • Sionna
    Jan 09, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

  •  Linda (Miss Greedybooks)
    Feb 22, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

  • Steven
    Nov 26, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

  • Jessica ☕
    Oct 10, 2016

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Dec 08, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

  • Bart
    Dec 21, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

  • Maria Dimitrova
    Dec 03, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Nov 27, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

  • Kelly Fugate
    Apr 03, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

    Rating: 3.5 The Invisible Library series is an absolutely delight to read, they?re some of my go-to books when I need something that will make me smile. The Mortal Word was the latest installment and, while it wasn?t my favorite in the series, was still such a fun read! The ...

    Another fantastic instalment of one of my favourite series. Can't wait for the next adventure for Irene, Kai and Vale ??? ...

    This series is so fun! The author manages to keep it fresh and exciting, with an ever expanding world(s). I?m not at all biased because the main character is a librarian. Really, I?m not. ...

    One star because it was a Book. Second star for good idea. Subtract 7 stars for incompetent, inconsistent, inept writing. DNF after reading almost half (to collect data on its crappiness). ...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 10, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

    Rating: 3.5 The Invisible Library series is an absolutely delight to read, they?re some of my go-to books when I need something that will make me smile. The Mortal Word was the latest installment and, while it wasn?t my favorite in the series, was still such a fun read! The ...

    Another fantastic instalment of one of my favourite series. Can't wait for the next adventure for Irene, Kai and Vale ??? ...

    This series is so fun! The author manages to keep it fresh and exciting, with an ever expanding world(s). I?m not at all biased because the main character is a librarian. Really, I?m not. ...

    One star because it was a Book. Second star for good idea. Subtract 7 stars for incompetent, inconsistent, inept writing. DNF after reading almost half (to collect data on its crappiness). ...

    I received a free netgalley from the publisher. I am in no way obligated to provide a review. My review is completely unbiased. I was very pleased to have received an advanced copy and happy to report Cogman has delivered another awesome fun fantasy with Irene and company. This time ...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Dec 11, 2016

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

  • leonie
    Jan 28, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 16, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

  • Robin Bonne
    Sep 30, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Feb 16, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

    Rating: 3.5 The Invisible Library series is an absolutely delight to read, they?re some of my go-to books when I need something that will make me smile. The Mortal Word was the latest installment and, while it wasn?t my favorite in the series, was still such a fun read! The ...

  • Charlotte Lisbon
    Dec 30, 2018

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...

    2.5 stars. I was really hoping that the relationship between the h and her dragon friend would have progressed further by now. As interesting as the world that Genevieve Cogman has created is, it's not quite enough for me to fully invested without a decently developed relationship t...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In this version of the multiverse the Library serves to provide the balance between the fae worlds of chaos and the dragon worlds of order. Humans don?t do well at either extreme, and it?s the Library?s function to guard and preserve the...

    The Mortal Word is the fifth installment in Genevieve Cogman's delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Irene Winters. As an agent of the Library that exists outside of space and time, Irene travels to various alternate worlds and collects (okay, steals) boo...

    I was so excited when I got approved for the ARC of this book, especially because I was rejected same time last year for The Lost Plot and it felt like an affirmation that I?m now a capable blogger ??? And I?m so glad to have read this book because it has all the wonderful...

    4.5 stars!!! i loved this and the new direction the series is taking! new villains and allies and of course kai and irene! irene is one of my fav female main characters ever, so underrated and clever beyond measure! this gave me hope ...

    Please tell me the next book will be out soon, I know I could have just picked up right where this one left off! ...

    While each book contains a clever, suspenseful mystery this series is best read in the order of its release. Complex story arcs, relationships and incredible world building are built upon in each title. A couple of things you need to know. Worlds ruled by or where Dragons dwell tend...

    Rating: 3.5 The Invisible Library series is an absolutely delight to read, they?re some of my go-to books when I need something that will make me smile. The Mortal Word was the latest installment and, while it wasn?t my favorite in the series, was still such a fun read! The ...

    Another fantastic instalment of one of my favourite series. Can't wait for the next adventure for Irene, Kai and Vale ??? ...

  • Sarah  Loves Books and tea
    Feb 21, 2019

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat. Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, h...

    I look forward to every book in this series and have not been disappointed yet! I love the idea of a library between worlds and magic doors which open to different libraries in different places and times. Plus the most important characters are a librarian and a dragon. What more could ...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons an...

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but everything else is a blur which makes it a mediocre book in my opinion at best. Still...

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!) ...

    Why am I so Meh about this series? There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interesting - The various worlds with different levels of order and chaos we tra...

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different worlds for the Invisible Library. She loves her job, the adventures, the books. After ...

    Real Rating: 4.75* of five Unexpected. That's the best word I can use for this book. The resolution wasn't entirely unexpected but the path we're led down to get to it was. The murder was unexpected, the murderer was unexpected, the terrible trials of the heroes were largely unexpec...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I was really excited to read this new installment. This is the fifth book in the seri...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/18/... If there?s one thing I can say about The Invisible Library series, it?s that I can count on the books being consistently solid and entertaining. That?s why I always look forward to picking up the next i...

    I feel almost bad giving The Mortal Word a higher rating than I've given many books of superior substance, depth, and literary merit. It's fluff. It's about kickass librarians with magical powers, fairies with archetypes that even they get trapped by, death via sugar plum as well as a ...

    Actual rating: 3.75 ...

    Being away from this world for so long, did make it hard to jump back in. I had to find the groove of it again, but once I did I had a fantastic time. It has a good mystery to it with a conclusion I honestly did not see coming. We of course have more mentions of our big bad (is he go...

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason? they are full of action and adventure. ...

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment ? especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts- it?s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There?s dragon?...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've been reading and enjoying The Invisible Library series since the beginning. The world-building i...

    2019 Re-read When life gets complicated, my reading needs simplify. Ms. Cogman?s Invisible Library series had seen me through a challenging week of no running water and cat care duties. Once again into the breach! Irene may be a junior librarian, but she has shown her ability t...

    In the Mortal Word Irene, Kai and Vale must investigate the murder of a high ranking dragon at secret peace talks between Dragons, Fae and Librarians. They are joined by Silver as a representative of the Fae and by a new character Mu Dan as a representative of the Dragons. All the evid...