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The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  881 Ratings  ·  146 Reviews
"The third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure!

Librarian spy Irene has professional standards to maintain. Standards that absolutely do not include making hasty, unplanned escapes through a burning besieged building. But when the gateway back to your headquarters dramatically
Paperback, 358 pages
Published December 15th 2016 by Pan
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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This was a great book! The whole series has been wonderful so far. Librarian spies, dragons, and alternate worlds are just some of the things that make this series great. This book gave me exactly what I have come to expect from this series. There was so much going on and I couldn't wait to see how things would turn out.

This book starts shortly after the events of the previous book. The action starts right away and I knew that this story woul
Beth The Vampire
Jan 06, 2017 Beth The Vampire rated it really liked it
They were safe in the Library, and the Library would endure.

The Burning Page was a return to form with this series, and had everything that I didn't like about The Masked City, mainly that there was more of the actual Library.

The Library is a place outside of time, it is neutral, and is home to millions of different books stolen across thousands of different worlds. What I love about this idea is that the possibilities are endless in terms of story, but more than that, it is the idea that books
Jan 07, 2017 Magdalena rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, read-2017
I would have preferred to read book two, The Masked City before I read this book. But, it just didn't turn out that way. Did the mentioning of the events from The Masked City make me want to read that book? Oh yes, so I will definitely try to get the book one day.

I found this book's story just as captivating as the first book in the series The Invisible Library. All my favorite characters are back in this book Irene (of course), Kai and Vale. Vale has been to a chaotic world in the previous book
Mariana  Nguyen
Oct 29, 2016 Mariana Nguyen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-the-wait
Me after finished The Masked City: I WANT MORE!!!

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Me found out about The Burning Page: Ooooh, more troubles.... MY TYPE!

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Me realized me still have to wait till December: 9 more month?! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH ALL THAT TIME??

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Dec 20, 2016 Claudia rated it really liked it
Great as always! Looking forward to the next adventure.


I am beyond excited for this!!!

And books 4 and 5 have already been confirmed!

Dec 20, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loving this series and excited to see there will be a 4th and 5th book. :)
♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮

Aahh I'm excited, they have a cover for the third book in The Invisible Library series.

Jul 04, 2016 Annika marked it as 2016-releases
Shelves: cover-love
Absolutely can't wait for this! So glad we get a 2016 release even if it's in December :)
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
3.5 / 5 Fangs

The Burning Page was another thrilling and intriguing addition to this series! It was so nice to be reunited with Irene and Kai. I had been missing them SO MUCH. I loved going on adventures with Irene and Kai again. They are both such passionate, smart, cunning, and resourceful characters. To top it all off, they love books! So, it is easy to say I love them.

I really liked learning more about Irene and her background. The previous book gave us a lot of insight into Kai's characte
Dave Taylor
Jan 01, 2017 Dave Taylor rated it it was amazing
The third, but hopefully not last, in this series about a Librarian and her friends/colleagues attempts to save many things and many lives not just books. The series has lots of entertaining twists and turns revolving around fights, skirmishes, battles and an ongoing background war that one former Librarian is waging against the Universe, with the use of magic and Language our heroine is ably assisted by humans and dragons along with temporary alliances with fae foes. It all adds up to a grand o ...more
Lynn Williams
Jan 17, 2017 Lynn Williams rated it it was amazing
4.5 of 5 stars
I started the Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (the Invisible Library #3) expecting it to be the final in series so I’m really over the moon to have discovered that a further two instalments have been picked up by the publisher. I’m loving this series so far and just as this is predominantly about a library that can open doors to an infinite number of realms I think this series also holds the possibility to an infinite number of exciting stor
Austine (NovelKnight)
Upon finishingThe Burning Page, I had the overwhelming urge to scream and hug the book to my chest. Because I am slightly more dignified than that I settled for silent sobbing and petting the book because now I must wait until the next one releases.

Because OH MY GOODNESS we're getting 2 more books!

The Invisible Library series happens to be one of my new favorite series (if you doubt me you can read my reviews of The Invisible Library and The Masked City ). Librarian. Spies. Just let that sink i
Jan 13, 2017 Megan rated it it was amazing
Hello, book hangover. I still haven't accepted that I finished this book. I love these people. I love that Irene, the Librarian spy main character, is so strong and clever. She does have flaws (she's only human!), but I was just zoning out, thinking about how well she succeeds on her own cleverness and intelligence using the Language as her main weapon.

She doesn't do it alone, however, and I love the support she gets from Vale and Kai, as well as the emotional aspect of her dealing with having
Kathy Chung
Jan 03, 2017 Kathy Chung rated it liked it
this is the 3rd book of the invisible library series.

all those running is getting on my nerves. it feels like there is no breathing spaces at all. No doubt it's all very exciting but in a book, sometimes i need time to breath.

Anyway, i nearly give it a 2 stars. it was saved by the near ending parts where many thigs were finally explained.

it has been fun. i hope the next book will be just as good if not better. hope in between there will be some pauses to explain things.
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Science Fiction
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

The Burning Page is the third, but not final installment in author Genevieve Cogman's The Invisible Library series. The series follows the exploits of Librarian spy Irene Winters as she travels to various alternative realities to hunt down dangerous books for the secretive interdimensional Library. Irene has been in so many different life or death situations, that you can't help but pick up the next story to see what she'll do nex
Andreia Nuno
Dec 13, 2016 Andreia Nuno rated it it was amazing
I'm suffering from post-book syndrome. Another brilliant work by the one and only Ms Genevieve Cogman with the brilliant third volume of the Invisible Library saga. Twice as packed with action than the first two volumes put together, a lot more trouble and difficult decisions for Irene. A mind-blowing finale felt me completely breathless, shaking and crying that I have to wait until December 2017 for the next novel!

Our hero, Irene, is currently suffering from her early behaviour towards the disr
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Irene, Kai and Vale are back in this action-packed installment of The Invisible Library series, Honestly though, I think that all the stories are full of action and I love it. After reading two out of three books from this series I can say with sincerity that these books are best read in order. This story is heavily tied back to the plot from book number one with a few tie-ins to book number two. You can read it as a stand-alone as there is enough story building to give you the backstory of the ...more
At the end of “The Masked City”, Irene Winters has stopped a war between the Fae and dragons. However, the mess she’s made in the process wasn’t appreciated by her superiors of the Library, so she’s currently on probation. Which means that she’s stuck with lowly jobs that are hardly prestigious, such as snatching books from heavily chaos-infested worlds that are dangerous. And that means that her apprentice Kai (who happens to be a dragon prince) is also stuck doing these jobs with her. His Roya ...more
Fatema Aseeri
Mar 25, 2016 Fatema Aseeri marked it as to-read
December is just too far away!! I want to read it now!!
Jan 13, 2017 Marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

The Burning Page isn’t coming out until tomorrow, but THIS was the book I wanted to read over the weekend. And I’m glad I did.

Irene is a representative of the Library. That Library, and her missions for it, are described in the first madcap book in the series, The Invisible Library. The Library binds all the worlds of the multiverse together in invisible chains, linking all of them to Library, to reality, and to each other in a powerful and symbiotic weave.
Dec 27, 2016 Mieneke rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2016
Genevieve Cogman’s The invisible Library series is one of my favourite series of the past years. I love the setting and sensibility of the books, which in many ways reminds me of Emma Newman’s Split Worlds books, which is one of my favourite series of all time. Getting to spend more time with Irene and Kai is always a treat and on that note The Burning Page definitely didn’t disappoint.

The book dealt with some interesting fallout from the last book, The Masked City , what with Kai’s nature re
Jan 11, 2017 Riley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons, fantasy
The Burning Page is book 3 of the wildly entertaining and extremely witty series The Invisible Library. The Fae controlled action is bigger than life and just as strange a fiction. The dragons’ influence is intense and majestic. The mere humans —– well, luckily with Irene Winter in the room, the humans can out-think any being they might encounter.

Irene is sort of a nerdy super-spy. Although she would say:
“I’m not a secret agent,” Irene said…….“I just collect books.”
The problem is, the books that
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I have to say this series is really starting to grow on me. While it’s still true that the books are more about the entertainment factor over the substance—not that there’s anything wrong with that, I might add—there’s no denying how great it feels to watch a series evolve over time. I for one can always go for a bit of fluffy fun, but I’m also enjoying how the story and characters have all come such a long way, making The
Jill Elizabeth
Oct 17, 2016 Jill Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Another excellent installment in this remarkable trilogy – that I now understand is going to move beyond three books! If you haven’t started the series yet you simply MUST. I”ll give a quick recap of why the first two books are worth picking up before you dive into this, the third:

There’s nothing I love more than a book about books, and a book about books AND secret libraries AND books that change/save/destroy the world(s) AND time-travel is simply too fabulous for descripti
The Burning Page is the third instalment of Genevieve Cogman's Invisible Library series and what an utterly thrilling ride this was! So many things happened.. and by the looks of this, this is only the beginning of a chain of larger and dramatic changes in the world of the Library.

First things first - Irene and Kai are back to their usual job of hunting down books with the minor detail that Irene is on probation after their last adventure in Venice, which got quite the attention of the Fae, drag
Jan 09, 2017 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irene, our Librarian, is currently on probation but she and her apprentice Kai, have been kept busy retrieving books. At the end of their current mission, they are almost killed when a door to the library fails to open. It leads to a harrowing escape and sets the tone for Burning Pages. Librarians are called into the library via special transport and informed that Alberich the Library's nemesis had issued an ultimatum, "Surrender the library or all will fall." Irene is giving a new assignment. S ...more
Anne Morgan
Jan 03, 2017 Anne Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
In Burning Page, Librarian Irene and her dragon apprentice Kai have been dealing with business as usual: jumping to different worlds, stealing important books, and bringing them safely to the Library while trying to avoid people who want to kill them. After one gate between worlds catches fire when Irene tries to open it, they get concerned- are they not being told detail that would make the jobs more deadly or is there a problem with the Library? Turns out the problem is with the Library. The t ...more
Jan 18, 2017 Aelvana rated it liked it
The Library's timeless existence may be running out. Alberich, though he cannot enter, has found some way to threaten it---a fact painfully clear to Irene, who has been stuck doing dangerous missions thanks to her probation. But she, Kai, Vale, and the rest of her allies don't have the slightest idea what Alberich is up to. Irene only knows she must do whatever she can.

This has good points and bad points. Irene remains amazingly competent in a great way. I love how ready and able she is to bite
Dec 16, 2016 Hana rated it it was amazing
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Jan 17, 2017 Maranda rated it really liked it

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman takes us back into the world of The Invisible Library with it’s bad-ass librarians, dragons, fae and Holmes-esq detectives. Irene, Kai and Val are back from their adventures in a high-chaos world and now they must deal with the consequences. Irene is on probation at the library, getting the worst missions; Kai’s pride is hurt and he is on edge and over protective of Irene; and Val’s nature is being threatened by chaos a
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Genevieve Cogman got started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Invisible Library (5 books)
  • The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
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“I have spent most of my life preferring books to people,’ Irene said sharply. ‘Just because I like a few specific people doesn’t change anything.” 3 likes
“This sense of possibility might not last, of course Nothing ever did. But she wasn’t going to spoil it by looking too far ahead. They were safe in the Library, and the Library would endure.” 0 likes
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