I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
Series: The Librarians #2
on April 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Print, Print ARC
Source: the publisher
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For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.
Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.
However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Fynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.
I remember being in high school, flipping through channels one day and coming across this amazing tv movie with Noah Wiley. I was FASCINATED. As a book girl, making a LIBRARIAN this badass adventuring superhero, it was enchanting. So when I found out about the show, I kind of freaked out. Majorly.
The Librarians is a FANTASTIC show with a really well-rounded and dynamic cast. I’m absolutely obsessed, so obviously I had to get my hands on the tv-show tie in book. I was a little afraid the characters wouldn’t translate well, but my fears were for naught.
This book was like stepping into an episode. It’s told from four characters’ perspectives but otherwise, flows as an extension of the show. The humor, the wit, the adventuring – it’s all there. I think that was what I loved most. Second most was the fact that I stepped into this book without reading the first with no problems. This is a series that doesn’t have to go in order, which I’m not used to. I do wish there was more interaction with the characters, because that is where the best of the show comes in, but the writing, the plot, the characters, and the story – none of them failed me.
If you like adventure, this is a book and a show for you. If you’re looking for something unique and fun, this is just the thing!
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