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The Secret Chapter

(The Invisible Library #6)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  25 reviews
In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist—or risk the wrath of the dangerous villain with a secret island lair.

A Librarian’s work is never done, and once Irene has a quick rest after their latest adventure, she is summoned to the Library. The world
Paperback, 303 pages
Published November 14th 2019 by Pan (first published November 12th 2019)
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    The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library #6)
    Release date: Jan 07, 2020
    Time-travelling, dimension-jumping, Librarian-spy Irene and dragon-prince Kai will have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an ama ...more

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    Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Can't wait for this book to be released. Although, I do hope detective Vale is in the story...
    K B
    Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    4.75 Stars

    The Secret Chapter, by Genevieve Cogman is a delightfully fun read with absolutely wonderful descriptions and portrayals of Fae, Dragons, and Librarians. The perfect choice for a feel-good and exciting read!

    Irene, a Librarian, has been tasked with securing a specific edition of a very specific book. There is just one catch. The book is held by a Mr Nemo, a mysterious Fae, who is hidden away on a private island. Being the only copy of this book, Irene has to go a
    Maja Ingrid
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This was a blast to read as usual. Fast-paced, fae, dragons. A heist. A way more interesting outcome of Brexit mentioned (it was half a paragraph where politicians was discouraged from such ideas by public beheadings).

    So without spoilering anything, this book brings out on yet another adventures with Irene and Kai. This time to 21st century Europe to steal a painting in order to obtain a book. And they have to work with other fae and a dragon in order to do that and all the obstacles that comes
    Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    The Secret Chapter is the sixth book in the magical, alluring Invisible Library series but each instalment can be read independently without any an issue although it is preferable to have read the previous instalments. It is the perfect time to release the book as the nights draw in and the cold returns; curling up of the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and reading this feels very comforting. This is effectively a heist novel and Irene and Kai team up with a group of shady individuals in an att ...more
    Aug 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Why does this sound like Six of Crows
    Sarah  Loves Books and tea
    I can't wait for this to come out, I absolutely adore this series.
    Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I had this book on pre-order, so when I got the chance of reading it earlier via an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a review, I could only say "yes, please!"

    From the first book in the series, I've loved the adventures of Librarian Irene and Kai the dragon as they travel between alternate worlds collecting rare and unusual books for the Library in order to maintain the balance between Order and Chaos.

    This time, the quest is more personal - they must retrieve a book fr
    thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
    I adored this, the first I have read and didn’t realise it was a series when I requested, but it’s so well written and the world building so well done I didn’t feel lost in this world at all. In fact I felt welcomed from the first page, the characters are so well developed and three dimensional, each twist and turn in the story is a delightful journey, I can’t wait to read more and so happy I can go back at find more while I wait.

    Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an hone
    Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    It was wonderful to return to a favourite world - or universe, I should say, or possibly even multiverse! I have been looking forward to the next Invisible Library adventure, and it didn’t disappoint.

    I really enjoyed the heist theme of this book, it was a marvellous adventure. It was fun to see Irene and Kai teaming up with new people - though obviously not trusting them. And the bits of information about the true history of the dragons were interesting - I hope that we will learn mo
    Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    I really do love this series. They’re such amazing fun. And this had the delights of going back to the core of being a librarian - trading for books to stabilise worlds. In this case though, Irene has to go thieving. Eeeeeeexcellent 😍😂

    I do love a good heist. This had just the right amount of complications, threats and fun to be practically perfect. I really loved the world the heist was on, and want to know mor
    Jessica Gilmore
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    When I first discovered The Invisible Library, pretty much on the first one's publication date. I had that rare but amazing sensation of coming home, the sensation we all get when we find an author and concept that speaks to us. Any bookworm is going to love the idea of an invisible library connecting multiple worlds housing multiple versions of books, each of their world and staffed by dangerous kick ass librarians. Love it and immediately apply for a job there. The first book introduced us to ...more
    Mrs. Morningstar
    Nov 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Helen White
    Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
    Hmmm dragons are complicated. There's a big hint of James Bond in this with villains, casinos and a shark infested pool to kill your enemies in.
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wonderful, as always. The ending, though! I'll just say, we probably have something huge coming for us in the next book.
    Also, absolutely stunning cover design. The metalic effect of the blue colour is amazing!
    (No, I did not receive a special pre-release edition. The book just arrived a bit early.)
    Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Yum 4 stars exactly
    Gemma McGee
    Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The Secret Chapter is Ocean 11 and James Bond in an alternative universe, working was it a team of people you can not trust.

    I love that even in an alternative universe, that Brexit is still in a problem the UK is dealing with. When I read the below quote I couldn't help but laugh.
    "It did attempt to leave the European Union last year, but apparently was prompted by demonic interference. A lot of politicians were subsequently tried for treason and beheaded at the Tower of London.
    The Book Sheelf
    Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    The latest addition to a series that has very much enveloped me in a warm and comforting hug.

    I love these books. On the surface they are light-hearted and easy to read, full of characters to root for and enjoyable little mysteries and twists. Beneath that lies the rich and complex multiverse that Genevieve Cogman has created for us to enjoy with each book peeling back another layer, revealing more nuance, more depth and more intrigue with every addition to the series.

    Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Invisible Library books are usually a fast-paced and funny yet slightly trashy five star read - this holds true for the newest installment as well.

    Irene's a Librarian-in-residence now, but is still send on a mission to retrieve a book from the world where her former school. This specific world is falling into chaos and the library tries to prevent that. Kai and Irene are then tasked by a sort of Bond villain fae called Mr Nemo with stealing a specific painting in 1980s Vienna in anot
    Roberta Wright
    Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I was excited to see another book in this series that I have enjoyed. This book was a bit of a departure, set in the same universe where librarians maintain the balance between order and chaos, the fae and the dragons. However, there was much less focus on the library than in previous books, instead being more of a heist story about trying to steal a mysterious painting. This gave the opportunity to introduce new characters, which I liked, and added lots of backstory about the dragons history. A ...more
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Irene, the Library’s delegate to monitor the recently signed Dragon-Fae peace treaty, receives a new assignment — acquire a one-of-a-kind ancient Egyptian text without threatening the treaty. In order to complete that mission, she and her Dragon lover, Prince Kai are compelled to participate in a heist. They must work with a group of talented, but highly untrustworthy cohorts to successfully execute the theft of a priceless painting. Fans will be delighted to see Irene and Kai back in action aga ...more
    Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    It is wonderful!!!! but it was over too quick - I wanted to spend more time with Irene and Kai but there was insinuation for a next book. The story is fast-paced, exciting, with twists and turns and surprises,betrayals and seeming betrayals and shifts in alliance and explosions, just all kinds of fun!!!
    Looking forward to the next one!!!!
    Melissa Freeman
    Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Just finished this latest book in The Invisible Library series. It took a few chapters to re-immerse myself into the series. Then I finished the story in a matter of days. Now I’ve gone back to book 1, starting from the beginning and loving it.
    Beth  Rose
    Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Amazing as always. I don't always remember who some of the players in the Grand political game are but it's fascinating to watch play out.

    I loved the genre they jumped into and the information unearthed in this one.
    Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Soo exited to see where this will go.. Hopefully we'll be able to continue reading soon ^-^
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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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