Friday, 8 July 2016

Libriomancer - Jim C Hines

Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped. 

With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . . . 

My thoughts:
The premise was so good. This guy being part of a secret society that can use magic when it comes to books. You can just pull out something famous from a book, like....*thinking* What do I want from a book? Like a crown! Something you know ;)

But...sighs, yes cool premise.
But I never really liked Isaac. He was flaky. Nope, I never did like him.
Then there was Lena...no. I tried my best to make the best of that situation, but nothing about it was right.

So, bad guys are fighting, vampires are fighting, oh whatever. I tried my best, it had a few good parts. But sadly, it was only ok.

Conclusion:
Not really something I would recommend.

Cover
ok

Mass Market Paperback, 348 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by DAW (first published August 7th 2012)
Magic Ex Libris, #1
Urban fantasy
Own


36 comments:

  1. That's a shame - I love the idea.

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  2. Occasionally we hit one that we'd rather not have!

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  3. Aww the premise does sound good :(

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  4. Well darn, I love vampires and like you said, the premise sounded good.

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    1. Not really about vamps so you are not missing much

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  5. OH my god, that's so awesome!!! I would pull SO many characters from books. I'd have my own garden of OTPs hehehe

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  6. This one got better after the first one for me. I wasn't in love with it, but I did like it enough to continue. The characters really rounded out I think (if I remember) more in the second book.

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    1. Hmm, I will not continue, it was just too boring. I wont take the chance

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  7. I really enjoyed the concept, but I seem to recall the magic was a bit of a mess and it was like the character made it up as he went along. I'd still like to continue the series though, but it's been years.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was messy and just not for me

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  8. Oh, boo. This book looks exactly like the kind of thing you like to read, though! That sucks.

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  9. I don't know that there is much worse (in the book world) than seeing a book with a great premise, but doesn't turn out well. Sorry this one didn't work out.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. How cool wasn't this?! And still it fell flat

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  10. Bummer! It did sound great when I read the blurb. But I get it. Sometimes characters just aren't appealing even if the plot is great.

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  11. That sucks when you don't like the main characters :( it was on my wishlist as well...

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  12. Cool premise...but not for me. :)

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  13. Oh that's bad when you don't like the characters. A good premise with bad characters is not one for me either! Sorry you didn't like it :)

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    1. I do need someone I can at least like

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  14. I can like a book if I don't like the characters, but it has to be a strong plot.

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    1. True, sometimes that works for me too, but here I did not care for anything...anythinnng

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  15. Maybe it being set in Wisconsin helped for me to like it. :D

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