Title: A Symphony of Echoes
Author: Jodi Taylor
Page Count/Review Word Count: 294
This book is the second book in the St. Mary’s series and I’d been looking forward to reading it for a while. There’s a little bit of a back story here. I was sent the first book in the series by the publishers (Accent Press) and I loved it. I gave it a five star review and then my uncle commented to ask why – because he’d read the first book and he didn’t like it. It turned out that he’d bought the first three books in the series, so he gave me the others and I’m cracking on.
I didn’t think this book was as good as the first, but I did like how Taylor took the time travelling historians of St. Mary’s and sent them along to a different version of their facility. For the main characters, it was similar but different, and it was interesting to watch them wrap their heads around the new environment that they found themselves in.
There was also a little more insight into Ronin, the primary antagonist from the series, which is a nice little bonus. But for me, the action I enjoyed most all happened at the start when the gang bumped into Jack the Ripper. Spoiler alert: Jack the Ripper might not be who you thought he was.
That’s the best part about this series. Taylor takes history and twists it to her advantage without destroying it, and it makes for a fun read. I’ll be moving on to book three within the next week or so because I can’t wait to get started. It’s up to you – care to join me?