Thursday, March 9, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews #79 - Hunter's Claim by S. E. Smith, Purr M For Murder by T.C. LoTempio, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Hunter's Claim (The Alliance, #1)Hunter's Claim by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was March Starry Night Book Club (the club picks on Science Fiction Romance book a month) selection. I had already read the Jan and Feb books but March was new. I found the story to be typical of the alien raiders and humans women being their mates. The characters were very well written and the tension fit the story line. I liked it enough that I will check out the other books in the series.

Purr M for Murder (A Cat Rescue Mystery #1)Purr M for Murder by T.C. LoTempio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sydney and her sister Kat love animals and are working to keep their no kill shelter open. However Trowbridge Littleton wants to shut it down. Nice set up for a murder and for Kat to look guilty. I liked how the shelter and no-kill were made a big part of the plot. There are several cats (my favorites) that are part of the story line. Toby, a big orange cat, often steels the show. There is the hint of a new romance for Sydney when Detective Will Worthington takes a job back in town. Just a hint but enough to add interest to the plot. A nice set up for a new cozy mystery series.

 The Dog StarsThe Dog Stars by Peter Heller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Dog Stars is the Science Fiction Book Club selection for March. I found the book to be a little boring especially the first half. This would have been a Did Not Finish if for the book club. Having said that I will add that the second half was much more interesting than the first. Hig is an interesting character. I enjoyed the scenes where he is flying and I found the setting interesting. The flying scenes because I am a pilot and the setting because I have a good friend who lives on the Erie airport. This is a slow moving post-apocalyptic story and while Hig seems to have found something to keep him going there is not cure for what has happened to the human race or is there?

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