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Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips by Erin Johnson

This is such a fun and cute series, and it has really surprised me with its depth in the past two books… Imogen the Baker is a delight. She is spunky and curious and genuine and would do anything for the family she’s made for herself – and possibly even for the only biological family she’s discovered she has. In this latest installment, she finds herself organizing a prison break-in and break-out at the “request” of Horace, the brother she never knew she had. The hijinks are, as always, thick on the ground – or in the air, as the case may be. This time the team finds themselves in the Air Kingdom, and it proves to be as creative and marvelous a setting as the Water and Fire Kingdoms before it. Imogen’s plan to sneak into the ultra-secretive Carclaustra Prison is silly and brilliant in equal measure, like all the best heist plans, and its execution goes along with the requisite number of unexpected hitches, glitches, and witches that readers have come to expect from this delectable series.

I know you’re probably wondering at my “depth” comment in the opening line, given that my review so far has been pretty fluffy and focused on words like “hijinks” and “fun”. The series is those things, and they make the reading enjoyable and easy-going. But the books also explore issues like family (those we are born to and those we make for ourselves), politics and government, power struggles, relationship secrets and difficulties and family dynamics – and they do so in ways that never cease to impress me with their ability to address complex emotional and political situations in ways that are thorough and meaningful yet never mess with the pacing or readability of an otherwise cozy romantic paranormal series. That’s no small accomplishment, and Erin Johnson deserves much credit for it.

This series was originally supposed to have five books. Well, this is book six, and from the ending there’s clearly more to come. Marvelous, I say, and bring it on!

My review copy was generously provided by the author. I’ve been a part of her review team since the first book, and can’t tell you how fun a trip it’s been! The latest book releases on Kindle/in ebook format on June 23. The paperback is available now!

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2 comments to Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips by Erin Johnson

  • Thank you Jill-Elizabeth! Thank you, thank you! 🙂 What a wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, with all its layers and crazy hijinks haha! Thanks as always for your thoughtful feedback and featuring my books on your blog.

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      You are most welcome Erin – I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it wholeheartedly! I’m looking forward to seeing what Imogen finds herself up against next!!

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