Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
The Library of Ever (Imprint, 2019) by Zeno Alexander is a blast of a read. In some ways it makes me think of the Thursday Next novels, but written for children instead of adults. Or is it a cross between that and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Prepare for robots, time machines, tardigrades, bowler hats, forces of darkness, and even a kitten.
Lenora is an unhappy rich girl and is BORED, BORED, BORED. But then her nanny takes her to the library where she escapes and discovers a secret archway into the ultimate library. She enters and a librarian tells her she’s not allowed in because she doesn’t work there. An unusual interview follows and Lenora is hired. In her work and adventures, and promotions, she discovers she must save the library.
The book was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and the exciting part is there’s a sequel, Rebel in the Library of Ever, coming out in April.
Read about the author here.
7 thoughts on “The Library of Ever”
Thanks for reminding me about this story. I wanted to read it last year when the book was released, but it must have gotten hopelessly buried in my TBR list. I’ll be tracking down a copy this week.
I’ve definitely had books buried on my TBR list!
Heard about this book recently. Your enthusiastic review makes me want to go get a copy. What a great cover!
Love the cover – it looks like a cross between sci fi and steampunk. Either way, it definitely is getting added to my TBR list.
I do love the cover and any book that features a library is fine with me. Thanks for the review.
Fantastic recommendation, Sue. This book is a masterpiece, I think. Kirkus got it right.
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