Review: Trouble in Taco Town (The ABC’s of Spellcraft Book 2) by Jordan Castillo Price

Rating: 4.5🌈

Trouble in Taco Town proved to be an even more enjoyable romp than the first episode into The ABC’s of Spellcraft!

After the shutting down the nefarious greeting shop and dealing with its despicable owner, Dixon and Yuri are sent off on another adventure when a postcard is received from the missing Uncle Fonzo.

Soon they are off to Taco Town, Minnesota , a place where everywhere you look something is going wrong and a certain missing Uncle seems to be at the heart of it.

I really found myself getting into this story and the relationship of this couple a lot more than I did in the first book. Yuri, for one, is more accessible with his thoughts and feelings, which lets the reader connect with him. And Dixon has grown in his abilities without losing his sense of joy and enthusiasm in obtaining his magic.

Price does an excellent job with these characters, and others, in such a short amount of narrative space. I can say the same with the excellent work done with the complex storyline.

Simple on the surface, less so underneath. I started out on Yuri’s side, getting frustrated with Dixon’s inability to accept the facts before him. I do love it when things surprise me.

Does this leave you with questions, yes. But it does so with Dixon and Yuri too. Perhaps that part of the overall arc thread.

It’s a quick, imaginative, wonderful read. Now I’m onto the next.

Definitely recommending this!

The ABC’s of Spellcraft series:

✓ Quill Me Now #1

✓ Trouble in Taco Town #2

◦ Something Stinks at the Spa #3

◦ Dead Man’s Quill #4

◦ Last But Not Lease #5

◦ Don’t Rock The Boardwalk #6

◦ What The Frack? #7

◦ Present Tense: A Spellcraft Christmas short #8

◦ Brownie Points #9

◦ Forging Ahead #10

◦ Mayor May Not #11

◦ Bucket List #12

◦ Comic Sans #13

◦ It’s All Relative #14

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Trouble in Taco Town (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 2)


Road trip!

When Dixon and Yuri head for Taco Town, they’re hoping to track down Uncle Fonzo. What they find instead is a fiasco. Is it sabotage? A curse? Or is it just a bunch of badly worded Spellcraft?

The small Minnesota berg is a tourist destination featuring a memorable roadside attraction: The Big Taco. It’s not actually edible, but there’s a flock of birds passing through that never got the memo.

One thing’s for sure, Fonzo has been there. Not only do plenty of folks recognize his photo, but they paid him to solve certain problems…all of which are now exponentially worse. Dixon wants to chalk it up to a run of bad luck. Yuri knows a con man when he sees one, and while he doesn’t relish the thought of destroying Dixon’s hero, he wouldn’t mind knocking the guy down a few pegs.

But there’s definitely something screwy about the Spellcraft they uncover. And they’d better figure out how to repair it before the Big Taco is reduced to crumbs—and with it, the livelihood of all their new friends.

The ABCs of Spellcraft is a series filled with bad jokes and good magic, where MM Romance meets Paranormal Cozy. A perky hero, a brooding love interest, and delightfully twisty-turny stories that never end up quite where you’d expect. The books are best read in order, so be sure to start at the beginning with Quill Me Now.

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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