Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review - Summon the Queen by Jodi McIsaac

Title: Summon the Queen
Author: Jodi McIsaac
Series: The Revolutionary #2

Available: Now

Genre: Historical/Romance/Time Travel

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**Possible Spoilers for Book 1**

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It may be impossible to alter the past, but Irish revolutionary Nora O’Reilly is determined to try. Armed with a relic given to her by the goddess Brigid and joined by immortal Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, Nora is hurled back through time to the sixteenth century. There Nora and Fionn seek the infamous pirate queen Granuaile—Grace O’Malley—the one woman who may be fierce enough to stop Queen Elizabeth I’s tyranny over the Irish people.

But finding Granuaile is no easy feat, and securing her help is tougher still. Nora and Fionn face enemies at every turn, risking capture, separation, and even death in their quest to save Ireland and finally put an end to the centuries-long curse that torments Fionn. But as Nora’s connection to Fionn grows stronger, her loyalties are tested: she may not be able to save both her country and the man she’s grown to love.

In Jodi McIsaac’s thrilling and heartbreaking sequel to Bury the Living, Nora will once again battle time, history, and her own intense desires in an attempt to rewrite the past—and to change the fate of all she holds dear.

My Two Cents:

I greatly enjoyed the second installment of 'The Revolutionary' series by Jodi McIsaac. Probably even more than the first. It explores ancient Ireland in a way that is thorough without becoming bogged down with information overload, commonplace with so many books in the time travel/historical genre. 

The characters are the kind you want to see come out on top. Nora is about as stubborn as it gets, which can be frustrating as a reader at times, but I feel represents a modern day woman who finds herself in a much different time accurately. Fionn is just dreamy in every sense of the word. I loved seeing their relationship blossom. I felt the first book needed more romantic elements, so I was excited to see that my wish was answered in Summon the Queen. This installment also features several other fascinating characters who I guarantee you'll love......or love to hate. 

I can't wait for the next book in this series!