Thursday, May 18, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 99 - A Cowboy's Return by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Emissary by Mike Shephers

A Cowboy's Return (The McGavin Brothers, #3)A Cowboy's Return by Vicki Lewis Thompson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved Ryker McGavin. He was a keeper from the beginning. It was hard to see why April Harris would have ever let him go. This latest addition to the McGavin Brothers was a great read. There were some really great new side characters. The Princesses were a scene stealer and the Easter Egg chickens were also cute. April had to take a very honest internal look at how she had reacted and how she had pictured Ryker before they had their HEA. I think this is the best series that Thompson has written to date. Each book can stand alone but start from the first for the most fun.

Saga, Vol. 1Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Saga was our Science Fiction Book Club pick for May. This the first time to review a graphic novel and the comments were interesting. Most people liked the story line. All felt that the illustration added a lot to the story. We loved the fact that the child was the one telling the story. There were some favorite moments. The slave child and the hunters reaction to her caught everyone's attention and we all wondered if he ever got her out. So far there are seven graphic novels in the series and I am interested in continuing to read and see what happens next.

Emissary (Kris Longknife, #15)Emissary by Mike Shepherd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Shepherd has broken away from his long time publisher and is striking out on his own. Emissary is his first full length novel featuring Kris Longknife. Kris has been at her desk job for five years and is really getting tired of the politics. She needs a change and as luck would have it a new and interesting opportunity comes her way. Ron, her Iteeche friend, wants her to go to the Iteeche Empire as the first Ambassador from the human worlds. All is not what it seems and Kris faces more challenges and danger than expected. While there was action I did find the story line a little slow. This just sets the stage for Kris' new adventures. I did not think it was the best book in the series but it is still a must read for series fans.

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