Sunday, October 1, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 146 - The Runabout by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti, Unspeakable by Nina Croft

The Runabout (Diving Universe, #6)The Runabout by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a partner to the previous story in the Diving Universe. This time we see the Runabout in the boneyard of ships where the Boss and company are diving another ship. Seems that the drive on the runabout is effecting the divers and not in a good way. I loved seeing the other side of the story. Even though I realized what was going to happen there was enough tension and danger to keep me reading. A bonus - This was proof that the Fleet was still around somewhere.

Storm Gathering (The Scorpius Syndrome, #4)Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Greyson Storm and Maureen Shadow have a troubled history. I saw their first meetings in a previous book but in Storm Gathering we get to see them from Greyson's viewpoint. The two clash but they have trouble fighting the chemistry between them. This not only tells Greyson and Maureen's story it also moves the story a little bit further as the Merc's lead by Greyson and Vanguard lead by Jax have to decide their relationship in this new world. There is danger, tension and some very bad characters still in the mix. I enjoyed seeing Greyson and Maureen get together and watching as the two groups start to make a long term plans for the future. The world building and back story are in place and ready for a long series of events with characters who can get the job done.

UnspeakableUnspeakable by Nina Croft
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The follow up to Unthinkable has finally arrived. Sadie Brooks is back with all the gang plus Ethan Weiland, a member of the Conclave. Sadie and group are still fighting for their lives. When Ethan captures her she makes a crucial decision about trust and the future. This is a fast paced story with great characters. It has been a year since the first book was released and there was a need for some review. There is just the right amount of backstory and world building built into the story line to remind me about what went on before. I loved all the action and the surprise at the end. There was a very satisfactory ending with most loose ends tied up. I loved the premise and would not mind visiting this world again but time will tell if there will be more of the Beyond Human story told.

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

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