Book Review - The Lost Plot By Genevive Cogman
After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.
In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library’s own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene’s job. And, incidentally, on her life...
The Lost Plot is my very first book by Genevive Cogman but I have heard of her books in the past so I was very eager to see what this book had instore and then after reading that blurb I just new it was going be one very fasicinating ride , so when I got the chance to read this it , I got through this book so fast , I was actually kinda shocked when I got to the ends because I didn't realizae that was how fast I was reading . I found the world building in this book something fresh and new , something I have never incountered before , I love librays and I always thought they were magical places but this book shows you just how powerful and important books can be . I love that this book was set for the most part in a 1920 esque New York , I don't get read enough books that are set in that time . I also loved finding out more about the different supernatural creatures in this book as well as the finding about the librarians and through Irene how many cool stuff they can do ,so before I ramble on and on to summarize what I was saying the worlding building , the magic and the setting was amazing . Another I didn't expect was how funny this book was at times and in ways I never expected and omg Irene and Kai ! maybe Iam reading into things too much but I thinks those two are definitely into one another , there is some serious chemistry between them . The Lost Post was fast , fun , magical story and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next Genevive Cogman book. If you are wondering if you should pick up this book the answer is yes pick it up as soon as you can this book was wonderful.