Review: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? (Chronicles of St. Mary’s #6) by Jodi Taylor

what-could-possibly-go-wrongI find the title to this latest installment of my favorite time travel hijinks series highly amusing because I thought I already knew all the ways in which things would go wrong in this world. It turns out that I was tragically wrong, and I’m so thrilled that this author can keep surprising me.

It seems so long ago that we accompanied Max through her own training process. How things have flipped, as on the heels of a partial knee replacement, Max is on “light” duty as the new Chief Training Officer. Her five trainees are all well fleshed-out characters that I couldn’t help but root for.

My biggest disappointment with this novel was personal in nature and in no way diminishes the quality of the book. I was so excited by the prospect of information about this universe’s future America, especially when the character in question grew more and more suspicious. However, this information does not come to pass as a new mystery about possible foes to St. Mary’s emerges instead.

In addition, a final mystery left over from previous books is finally solved. Rather than treating the revelation as a final piece of the puzzle, Taylor delves into the duality of human nature with a depth that you might not expect in a comedic adventure series.

I can’t wait to find out more about the new villain(s) in this series, especially since Max’s life is about to be turned upside down once again.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Currently reading: Tempest, edited by Mercedes Lackey

Currently writing: 86,617/90k words

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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