Book Review

Book Review | WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?, by Jodi Taylor

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #6), by Jodi Taylor

Publish Date: August 20, 2015
Published by: Night Shade Books
Pages: 328
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.

In What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Max is back, with a new husband, a new job, and a training regime that cannot fail . . . to go wrong. Take one interim chief training officer, add five recruits, and mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the Turd. Stir well, bring to a boil—and wait for the bang!


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Book Review | A TRAIL THROUGH TIME, by Jodi Taylor

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A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #4), by Jodi Taylor

Publish Date: July 24, 2014
Published by: Night Shade Books
Pages: 348
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.

In A Trail Through Time, Max and Leon are reunited and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. Sadly, that doesn’t even last until lunchtime.

The action races from seventeenth-century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to fourteenth-century Southwark as the historians are pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game of hide-and-seek before seeking refuge at St. Mary’s—where new dangers await them. Overwhelmed, outnumbered, and with the building crashing down around them, will this spell the end of St. Mary’s?


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Book Challenges

In Which I Declare My Intention to Join Another 2018 Reading Challenge!!

So, remember how I keep talking about how awful I am at finishing series?

Well, I think I just found the perfect challenge for me to join!

The 2018 Finishing Series Reading Challenge is exactly as it says it is: a year-long challenge dedicated to finishing series that you have started prior to the start of 2018.

I am going to keep a list here of all the books in the series I need to read, and come back once I finish them an mark them as read.  The order of the list is does not reflect the order in which I plan to read them, but rather just the order in which I thought of them as I wrote them down.  I will also be adding them to a Goodreads list, but more for me really.

So far in total I have 12 series listed that I want to maybe finish in 2018, but since I don’t think I will be able to do all of those, I think for this challenge I am going to aim to be a B-List Series Finisher (Complete 5-8 Series).  Of the ones below, the ones I really hope to finish/catch up on are The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, The Illuminae_Files, The Nevernight Chronicles, Creatures of Light, Monsters of Verity, The Diviners, and Charlotte Holmes.  

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS READ FOR THIS CHALLENGE IN 2018: 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF
SERIES FINISHED IN 2018 (SO FAR): 1

*Edit: I FORGOT THE DARK ARTIFICES!!  Added below.

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