Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians #2) by Greg Cox

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians, #2)
Title: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

Series: The Librarians #2

Previous book in this series: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

Author: Greg Cox

Publication date: April 2017

Published by: Tor Books

Source: ARC for review

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Synopsis:

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.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase starts off with a bit of Greek mythology—how cool is that?! Well, it’s cool for me because I just love mythology! We got a glance at the infamous Calydonian Boar which was initially defeated by the amazing Atalanta way back when. And now Eve and the new Librarians have to figure out how to put it down once more. I really enjoyed this! It was very action-y! There was also a bit more mythology later on in the book, which, again, I very much enjoyed. You know I’m a sucker for it ;)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (The Librarians #1) by Greg Cox

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (The Librarians #1)
Title: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

Series: The Librarians #1

Author: Greg Cox

Publication date: October 2016

Published by: Tor Books

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

The Librarians is one of the biggest new hits on cable. Spinning off from a popular series of TV-movies, the TNT series begins its second season this Fall. The Librarians and the Lost Lamp is the first in a series of thrilling all-new adventures that will delight fans of the TV series and movies.

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.

Ten years ago, Flynn Carson was the only living Librarian. When the ancient criminal organization known as the Forty steals the oldest known copy of The Arabian Nights by Scheherazade, Flynn is called in to investigate. Fearing that the Forty is after Aladdin's fabled Lamp, Flynn must race to find it before the Lamp's powerful and malevolent djinn is unleashed upon the world.

Today, a new team of inexperienced Librarians, along with Eve Baird, their tough-as-nails Guardian, is investigating an uncanny mystery in Las Vegas when the quest for the Lamp begins anew . . . and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp starts off with Flynn, The Librarian, going after the real Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde formula, which is totally insane, but totally cool at the same time! It's awesome!


Even though I really loved this and thought it was a lot of fun, there really was no point to starting off with this. You could’ve just gotten straight into the story. This just left me wanting the whole story, lol. Anyway, after this adventure, Flynn gets back to the library only to have another mission waiting for him—the search for Aladdin’s Lamp! Oh my gods! It’s real?! Seriously? Oh my gods!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Post #131: Supernaturally Obsessed



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: The Overnight (Fear Street #3) by R.L. Stine

The Overnight (Fear Street, #3)
Title: The Overnight

Series: Fear Street #3 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1996

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

"Nothing bad will happen," Della O'Connor assures her friends in the Outdoors Club. So what if their advisor can't go on the overnight to Fear Island—won't it be more fun with no adults around?

But it's no fun at all when Della gets lost in the woods, and the dangerous stranger appears, whispering threats, driving her to a violent act.

Suddenly all of her friends are involved, prisoners in a conspiracy of silence, trying to conceal the terrible truth. But someone saw what Della did. And he's threatening them all, forcing them back to Fear Island to find the evidence they forgot to bury...

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Overnight mostly takes place on Fear Island, which is on a lake on Fear Street, somewhere behind the burned down Fear Mansion. And let me tell you, I loved this setting! It was a lot of fun! I mean, not for the characters, but it was for me! :D

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!


Are you guys ready for Summer? Let's get it started with a little giveaway!
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