Date Read: May 16, 2018 – May 28, 2018
Date Released: May 28, 2018
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
“With the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and the romance of Outlander dive back into the next installment in the Librarian Chronicles.”
Savannah Preston has a rare and precious gift: The ability to time travel through books. She, and others who share this unique ability are faced with the insurmountable task of preserving history. They are known collectively as The Librarians.
While researching infamous Scottish outlaw Sir Malcolm Wash during the raging conflicts of the 14th Century, Savannah loses the only thing that tethers her to her own time. She must rely on her knowledge of both the present and the past to survive long enough to find a way home. Along the way, she enlists the help of a misfit named Eoin. With his guidance, she might just get home. It’s a risky and dangerous adventure, but then, so is Eoin…
Thank you so much to Rock Star Book Tours for selecting me for my first book tour and providing me a copy of this book to review!
I had a really fun time reading this novel! It was a light, refreshing, well-paced read about time travel and history with a little bit of adventure and a dash of romance.
I could really relate to Savannah, as we are both the awkward, don’t-fit-in-this-time bookworms. I am a sucker for characters who love books so this was already a book off to a great start. Her character arc was well placed. The theme of her finding herself was adamant and well placed for a YA/NA novel. I especially loved the love that she had for herself. There are a lot of people today (in the real world and in books) that struggle with loving themselves so adding that element to the book made it relevant to these times.
I loved Savannah’s relationship with Jessa, her best friend, and protector. I enjoy strong female relationships as much as I do characters and this friendship was just wonderful. Though they did not like each other in the beginning, they became fast friends. I love that Jessa is into fashion and design as she doesn’t seem like the type of person that you would expect to be a protector. And then there is Eoin. When he was first introduced, he was such a brute but I slowly came to enjoy his character.
I loved that Sloat included the time sickness. It is such a little detail that, for me, made such a large impact. I have wondered how time travel would affect us. Though, Sloat’s time sickness was more of a stress on the body, I am guessing, due to the fact that it is basically in two places at once; the present and the past, then a difference in the microbes as I would have assumed but either way it is still a cool and interesting detail to have included.
My biggest gripe with the book was Savannah’s disregard for the biggest (or at least my biggest) rule for time travel; Don’t do anything to change the past. For example, Savannah’s use of the cell phone which allowed her to get out of a sticky situation in 14th Century Scotland was ingenious, there is the minor fact that a cell was introduced about 600 years before it was supposed to be. Though it did not seem to have notable impacts on the current time, it is still a factor that must be looked at.
One thing that I did not realize when I started this book is that it is actually the second book in the series! The first book centers around Emme, who you will see in The Archivist, and her adventures as a Librarian. Since the books are based off of two different character plots, (like Seraphina and Tess of the Road), I didn’t have any issues following along with the plot or the basic inner workings of The Librarians. I do want to know more about how one becomes a Librarian and how they, in great detail, get to time travel! This one was in my TBR before I had read The Archivist so now I will definitely have to check it out!
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that’s just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She’d come only to find a librarian for her Gram’s library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she’d promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he’s gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…
I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.
Oh, and did I mention there is a GIVEAWAY!!
One lucky winner will receive a signed Finished Copy of The Archivist!!
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