I LOVED this story! It's going on my 10* favorites shelf. I think you absolutely have to listen to the audio to get the full experience of Nettie Lonesome aka Nat aka Rhett.
On the surface it's a dark and gritty, western fantasy but down deep it's a whole lot more then that. The author touches on quite a few serious topics-gender identity; sexual orientation, racism, cultural identity, slavery etc.
The entire story was just so well written too. If you haven't read it, you should definitely add it the audio to your 'TBR-Now' pile.
Who is the Bibliokiller's next victim?
I read The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman and I'm going to use it to play the Victim Card for Meg Murry. (Author first name begins with G In Meg)
I'm also collecting:
The Dark Tower- Crime Scene card for Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh (Series has >8 books)
If anyone is familiar with the Bookburners serial then you know that it's remarkably similar to The Invisible Library series. I really like the Bookburners serial so I was excited to come across something else comparable.
I enjoyed The Invisible Library too and really can't believe I waited so long to read it, but one thing I thought could have been better was the world building. It just wasn't as defined as I would have liked it, and I'm referring more so to the Chaos concept, the alternate realities, the Library Language even some of the characters and their abilities were underdeveloped.
I realize it's a pretty complex system but there were a couple of times I wondered if the author even knew where she was trying to go with it. Maybe those loose ends are tied up in the next book but, I personally like for the foundation to be laid out and nicely detailed, right from the start. It drives me nuts when authors use future installments to fill in gaps and missing pieces.
I am intrigued by the Library though and I really like Kai, Irene and Vale so I'm definitely going to continue the series with hopes that the many underlying layers of the Library develop into something a little more cohesive.