The Forbidden Library by: Django Wexler, Kathy Dawson Books, New York, 2014.
Alice is a girl whose life is turned upside down. It starts when her father is confronted by a fairy, and she happens to see them talking in the kitchen. Father suddenly leaves for a trip, and is reported lost at sea when his steamer sinks. She is sent to live with a long lost relative. This relative claims to be her great-great-great-great grandfather. He has been watching her grow up, and takes an interest in her for her abilities as a reader. She becomes his apprentice.
This book centers around an unusual library, where books are used not for reading, but for entrapping dangerous creatures. Only a reader can read the text and enter the books. Otherwise the letters just give you a headache. Alice discovers she is a reader, and she is required to face a swarm of dangerous mystical creatures; then a tree nymph; and finally a dragon. This books goes through some exciting adventures. Behind it all is Alice’s desire to know what really happened to her father.