The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Fantasy Book Club

The Invisible Library Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Were you picturing any specific magical boarding school at the beginning of the book?
  3. What do you think of the magical chase scene after Irene retrieves the book?
  4. The mission of the library is to save unique books from all dimensions, does that seem like a worthy goal?
  5. Do you like Irene?
  6. Does being born into the world of the Library sound cool?
  7. Would you like to be a Librarian?
  8. How do you feel about Kai?
  9. What do you think of the steampunk alternate world that Irene and Kai get sent to?
  10. Does it seem like Irene and Kai should have had more background on this assignment?
  11. What do you think of the addition of the specter of Alberich?
  12. Did you expect alligators to be the threat at the Liechtenstein embassy ball?
  13. What do you think of Bradamant?
  14. Where you surprised that Kai was a dragon?
  15. Do you trust Vale?
  16. Did Irene make the right choice when she told Vale about the Library?
  17. Would you have trusted Bradamant after finding out she was the cat thief?
  18. Is a donation box a good hiding place?
  19. Is Silver a good villain?
  20. If the librarian Language is so powerful why doesn’t Irene use it for everything?
  21. Do you think Bradamant’s attack on Irene was justified?
  22. How do you feel about Irene using the Language on a civilian?
  23. How would you have handled the silverfish?
  24. What do you think Alberlich’s intentions are?
  25. Alberlich’s true form is explained in vague terms, does this engender fear?
  26. How do you feel about the 88th story?
  27. Do you believe the Library is wholly good and Alberlich wholly bad?
  28. What did you get out of Irene and her supervisor’s chat?
  29. Did you like the book?
  30. Would you read more in the series?

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