Monday, January 28, 2019

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 351 - The Queen's Gambit by Jessie Mihalik

Most of you know that Science Fiction Romance is one of my favorites and I always love finding books written by new authors.  Today is a real treat.  Jessie Mihalik has not one but two new SFR books out.  Both are the first book in a new series.  Both are excellent while being very different

The Queen's Gambit (Rogue Queen, #1)The Queen's Gambit by Jessie Mihalik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This meets all my requirements for an excellent science fiction romance story. You could take the romance out and still have a good story. The world building and backstory are layered throughout the story and do not block the flow of the plot. The plot includes wonderful characters whose development grows as the story unfolds. Both main and side characters have what it takes to keep the story moving. Hard to put down and even better this is book one in the series. Wish I did not have to wait for book two.

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion #1)Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Polaris Rising. This is the second book I have read by Jessie Mihalik and I loved both. Again this has everything I want in a Science Fiction Romance. There is a plot that can stand with or without the romance. The characters are well developed and each has something of an implied secret in their background. The world building and back story are part of the plot development and add to the tension. Ada von Hasenberg and Marcus Loch have a love/hate relationship. Their background should make them sworn enemies but they keep facing a common enemy. I loved how Ada's family is structured. All the children look out and protect each other. There are gains and losses as the story ends. Some problems are solved but the much bigger one is still out there full of danger just waiting for the next book.

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

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