Friday, June 10, 2022

The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman: review

5/5 stars on Goodreads


The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman

The Untold Story ends Cogman’s wonderful The Invisible Library series. We’ve followed Irene, a librarian whose job it is to acquire rare books from parallel worlds to the Library to stabilize the universe. But we’ve never learned how or why the Library came to be in the first place.

In the last book, Irene is trying to uncover just that. Prompted by the greatest enemy of the Library, Albrecht, she sets out to find the origin story. But where Albrecht wants to destroy the Library, Irene has other plans. But this time it seems the Library itself is out to get her.

This was an excellent finish for the series. All the main characters were there, Irene learned a lot about her own origins as well as the Library’s, and the focus stayed fairly well on the task. The events of the finale were perfect for the idea of the series about stories keeping the world in balance. And I especially loved how not all that much changed after all, Irene and her friends ending up exactly where they wanted to be.

I will miss this series, but I’m happy with how it ended.

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