This is a book review of The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman.
I borrowed this fantasy book from a local library. It is the fourth instalment in a series, and whilst I’ve read books one and two, I somehow read this book, but skipped book three, despite previously buying it via Amazon. My wonderful girlfriend noticed I had skipped book three by accident, which is an oversight I plan to rectify shortly as I enjoy Genevieve’s Library series and style of writing.
Irene a librarian and her assistant Kai, who happens to be a dragon (but usually sticks to human form) travel to an alternative 1920s America to find a book. Sounds simple? Well, that and dealing with dragons, gangsters and others. The 1920s setting wasn’t time travel, and along with prohibition and a gangster boss, it was good to see Irene and Kai in that setting.
I find Genevieve’s stories perfect for relaxing, taking a moment out of a busy day and often perfect for late night reading. The problem is, the book was addictive, and it was quite easy to carry on reading when I should have been asleep! The fact that I didn’t notice I had skipped book three is good and bad. Good, that I know I’ve got another story to devour shortly, but bad that I didn’t notice. I do though recommend that you start with book one if you wish to start the series.
This book isn’t a gory book that will leave you shocked, but a fast-paced fun book that doesn’t slow down. The ending of the book was an excellent development. If you like Lindsay Buroker stories, then you should definitely check out Genevieve’s work and vice versa.
Another good book by Genevieve Cogman.