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Friday, March 31, 2017

Review: Shadow Run by Michael Miller & AdriAnne Strickland

Shadown Run by Michael Miller & AdriAnne Strickland
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Series: Kaitan Chronicles, #1
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Source: Bought
Firefly meets Dune in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can't resist her, even if her ship is an antique. 

As for Nev, he's a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary. 

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they're more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive. 

Nev's mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she'll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power--and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

You had me at Firefly. That mention is what piqued my interest in reading this book. It was a great hook too and I’m thrilled that Shadow Run lived up to my expectations. With its mash-up of interesting and unforgettable characters, Shadow Run lured me deeper into its action-packed galactic universe. I enjoyed this book immensely!

Qole represents all that I love about heroines in books. She’s strong but still has her vulnerable moments. She will fight for her crew no matter what’s at stake. Simply put, she’s a total bad-ass.  But you know what? Nev had to be my favorite character. He embodied everything that I could hope for and more in a hero. He was so unexpected and refreshing. I looked forward to reading his POV.

From its rich descriptions of the Kaitan and the different planets to the constant adrenaline rush of excitement and danger, Shadow Run kept me immersed in its pages. This book is one of those gems that caught me completely by surprise. I’m looking forward to reading the next chapter in this exciting new series.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars


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