Friday, November 10, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 155 - The Governess Who Captured His Heart by Sophie Barnes, Ironclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

The Governess Who Captured His Heart (The Honorable Scoundrels, #1)The Governess Who Captured His Heart by Sophie Barnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Louise Potter has many excellent qualities. She is doing everything she can to help her other two sisters. Alistair Langley has been coasting through life. He now has to make a choice about his future. Both find a lot in common as they travel together to Louise's new job as a governess and Alistair's time to find a bride. Of course they find that they prefer each other to any other future and with some help they reach their HEA. This is a nice novella with a well rounded story, two great main characters and some interesting side characters.

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

IroncladsIronclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ted Regan and his crew have been sent on a mission with little or no chance of success. At the heart of the story are Scions, an interesting concept developed for the story. Corporations are driving the wars and the Scions keep the sons of the powerful safe in a battle while the common man fights and dies. Ted and crew have to come up with some very inventive moves to stay alive and in the game. There are some very interesting character who help along the way. They do succeed but not in the expected way. There is an ending to the story but that ending left me wondering and not quite satisfied. I did like the world building and back story. With the ending leaving some things up in the air I hope this is book one in a series. There is certainly enough there to continue the story.

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

Terminal AllianceTerminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a fun start to a new series. I loved the characters and their names, Marilyn Monroe is a male. Mops is janitor on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish. Something happened to the humans on Earth to turn them into feral beasts. I quickly caught on to what had happened but it takes a while for Mops and crew to find out. The Krakau arrived and started changing some back using some as soldiers and some like Mops and crew as cleaning personnel. What happens when only Mops and crew are left to run the ship keeps the story going I almost skipped requesting this book and I am very glad that I changed my mind and requested it. This is fun, fun science fiction. I will be on the lookout for the next book in the series.

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

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