The Masked City
By Genevieve Cogman
ROC, 2016. 372 pages. Fantasy
In the second installment of the Invisible Library series, Irene must travel deep into a chaos infested world run by the Fae after her assistant Kai is kidnapped from the alternate Victorian steampunk earth they had been living in. Kai is the youngest son of dragon royalty and it’s up to Irene to save him before the dragons start a war with the Fae, their longtime foes.
Full of fast-paced action including an epic prison break and a final showdown on a train á la the wild west. This installment lacks some of the energy of the first book, but it’s still a fun, inventive fantasy with a smart, tough, and witty female heroine.