Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 121 - Terran by Cara Bristol, Dark Horse by B.J. Daniels, Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Terran (Breeder, #2)Terran by Cara Bristol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Both Tara and Alpha Marlix were side characters in Breeder the first story in the series. Marlin starts out as an enemy of the treaty with Terra but he has a secret. Unlike other males on his planet he prefers sex with females not other males. When he rescues Tara feeling that he does not want drive the plot in the story. Tara starts out as a very strong characters but for me she weakens as her attraction to Marlix becomes stronger. Even so I liked the story. There is danger and tension driving the story line. While Marlix and Tara come to their HEA there is a lot more to change on the planet Parson.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Dark HorseDark Horse by B J Daniels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Horse is the start of the three book trilogy set in Whitehorse, Montana. Look for characters from previous books in the same setting. This time there is a 25 year old case to solve and Nikki St. James is going to make this her next true crime novel. There are secrets galore in the story. Nikki has one, as do the other members of the McGraw family. There is a current crime in addition to the 25 year old mystery of who took the McGraw twins. There were plenty of twist and turns as the story progressed. Nikki ended up solving two mysteries as well as finding one of the McGraw brothers to fall in love with. A great story that had a partial solution to the twins mysteries. There are still two McGraw brothers who need a HEA and the rest of the mystery to be solved so look for the next two books in the series.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.

RevengerRevenger by Alastair Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved the setting of Revenger. There are hundred or maybe thousands of world that surround the old sun. None are that large and all have been occupied before. Revenger is set in the latest occupation and there are ships that look for and find the items left from previous occupations. Adrana and Fura Ness have a unique talent. They can read the skulls left from a previous occupation and those reading lead to bobbles or small locked worlds left from those who came before. When tragedy strikes Adrana is stolen and Fura starts on a quest to get her back. I have to admit that Fura is a character that I really did not like that much but I did admire her single minded focus to recover her sister. This was really fascinating science fiction. The world building, the backstory, and the plot kept me riveted to the story. I did listen to this as an audio book and the reading did a very good joy of telling the story in Fura's first person voice. A great book for Science Fiction fans.

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