Thumbs up for The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Fantasy.
Irene the Librarian and her new protégé must (as Librarians do) travel to an alternate reality to steal a book. Solidly enjoyable; like Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series but not as effervescently zany. Personally, I missed the zaniness.
“It’s part of the scientific ethos of this place. Zeppelins, death rays—they haven’t quite got those working properly yet, though—and other instruments of destruction. Also they have biomutations, clockwork technology, electrical health-care spas….”
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