Today’s theme: A Touch of Magic! Be sure to check out the posts on Heather Webber and Shanna Swendson too!
Have you ever had that experience where you’re suddenly hearing about something from about five different directions? And you’re wondering how you’d never heard of it before, but also how quickly can you get your hands on it, because the people who’ve put it on your radar are all people you trust where books are concerned, but also it sounds so incredibly wonderful?
That’s what happened with me and JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER, the first book in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor. (This origin story is going to be very similar to the one in the Shanna Swendson/Enchanted Inc. post, because they happened around the same time, and that friend also mentioned St. Mary’s, which had come up a couple times already that very same week! Isn’t it weird and wonderful how that happens sometimes?!) Okay, I digress…..
So this series (or, in any case, the first book) is crazy berserk, and I mean that in the most affectionate way, because this madcap, screwball, ingenious, fun, innovative story is unlike anything you’ve read before, and combines history, time-travel, a snarky, bold protagonist and her feisty colleagues who are suddenly fighting a shadowy set of villains who are determined to profit off history and destroy St. Mary’s.
Wow – it’s so good. And there are dinosaurs!
(I didn’t see that coming!)
Taylor has a way of inserting little clues that let us know something is coming, and she definitely set up the next book (and the series?) to let us know that things are about to explode.
I’m looking forward to it!
(Taylor has five Amazon pages worth of books and short stories. She has a couple of series, some duets and even at least one historical mystery with what looks like a huge romantic arc. Very fun!)
JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER
The first book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary’s series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History.
Time Travel meets History in this explosive bestselling adventure series.
‘So tell me, Dr Maxwell, if the whole of History lay before you … where would you go? What would you like to witness?’
When Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don’t just study the past – they revisit it.
But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And she soon discovers it’s not just History she’s fighting…
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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