Sunday, March 4, 2018

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 201 - Poison or Protect by Gail Carrier, Familiarity by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Poison or Protect (Delightfully Deadly, #1)Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set between Carriger's two series Poison or Protect has new main characters and at least one familiar side character. I loved Lady Preshea Villentia name, the Mourning Star. She has buried four husbands and it is suspected that she killed each one. Now she is off to protect the host at a house party. Unknown to either Captain Gavin Ruthven has the same task . Can they work together and will they get together. Does Ruthven really want to be husband #5? Read and find out.

This was part of a Story Bundle of Steampunk stories. This is one of the first two I read and both made it worth the price.  The other story is the next review.

Familiarity: A Winston & Ruby CollectionFamiliarity: A Winston & Ruby Collection by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This contains five Winston and Ruby stories and each is a small gem. I loved Winston who can only do small magic but accomplishes very big things with it. Ruby is a small black cat and those of us who love and have cats will recognize the personality traits that are such a big part of Ruby. The story starts with Winston loosing his long time familiar and Ruby arriving on the scene as the replacement. From there the two bond, meet new people and share interesting events. There is a cat napping, a mystery woman, a hurricane, and a rescue. A very fun series of short stories.

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