The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)


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The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase
(The Librarians #2)
by Greg Cox
Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Retellings
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
April 25th 2017 by Tor Books

Summary

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.

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Praise for The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

"Fans of the quirky TNT series The Librarians will not be disappointed by this novel, which captures the show's spirit of risk. VERDICT:  Daring, high-stakes action is in no short supply as Cox brings his best in this tie-in novel that will please lovers of the show and aficionados of fantasy adventure alike." --Library Journal

My Review

THE LIBRARIANS AND THE MOTHER GOOSE CHASE was just that. A chase. It was also a rollicking fun time full of adventure, danger, puzzles, and some new guest characters to help the Librarians along. If you enjoy the show or stories full fun and light adventure, then you may want to check this out!

I have only seen teasers of the show, so this was my first foray into the world of the Librarians. It was pretty easy to jump in, although I would have liked just a little more character descriptions as I have yet to figure out what exactly two of the characters look like. Definitely not pertinent information though, as I was able to follow the story just fine. There is a lot of sarcasm, humor, and references to other adventures thrown throughout. I really liked the overall tone of the book. It felt very this-is-what-you-get and honest. The characters were also interesting.

Moving on to the actual adventuring... I thought the spin-offs of nursery rhymes to be quite fun and a little freaky in parts. There are quite a few different rhymes weaves throughout the story and I liked seeing how the rhymes would translate to a new challenge for these characters. I did want a little more of a challenge and for the characters to be a little more prepared. It seemed that as this wasn't their first ride into all things crazy and magical that they would have a few more fighting skills and not lose quite so easily in parts. That surprised me just a little bit. Having said that, I also could see how each Librarian had their own set of skills and strengths and I really liked how they worked together. They are definitely a fun group. The ending was also quite sweet and tied off things perfectly.

In the end, was it what I wished for? An overall fun read that was easy to escape into and hold on for the ride!

Content: Some mild language and brief/minor innuendo.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through the tour host, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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About the Author

Photo Content from Greg Cox.

GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories. He wrote the official movie novelizations of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL,THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and the first three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52, COUNTDOWN and FINAL CRISIS. In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, THE AVENGERS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, THE PHANTOM, PLANET OF THE APES, ROSWELL, STAR TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, WAREHOUSE 13, XENA, THE X-FILES, X-MEN and ZORRO.


Tour-Wide Giveaway


- 10 Winners will receive a Copy of The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
- Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

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I have yet to watch this show, but have heard good things. Have you watched it or read either of the books in the series?

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