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Jessie Mihalik

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Værker af Jessie Mihalik

Polaris Rising (2019) 462 eksemplarer
Hunt the Stars (2022) 284 eksemplarer
Aurora Blazing (2019) 221 eksemplarer
Chaos Reigning (2020) 175 eksemplarer
Eclipse the Moon (2022) 112 eksemplarer
The Queen's Gambit (2017) 100 eksemplarer
Capture the Sun (2023) 70 eksemplarer
The Queen's Advantage (2019) 62 eksemplarer
The Queen’s Triumph (2020) 38 eksemplarer
Honor and Shadows (2022) 27 eksemplarer
Hunted 2 eksemplarer

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Mihalik, Jessie
Sarah Younger



This is a sci-fi novella about a group of bounty hunters that have hearts of gold. It reminds me of the show Firefly (not a copy, but it gives me that vibe).

It's a pretty good story and I'm excited to read the trilogy.
zeronetwo | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
Octavia (Tavi) was a lieutenant in the war between humans and Valovians (an alien people that is closely related to humans but evolved to have mind powers). Now that the war is over, Tavi and her former squad work as bounty hunters. When Torran Fletcher, a high-ranking Valovian, offers her team a large amount of money to find a missing heirloom, they can't afford to turn down the job. Even if it means putting her crew's safety into her former enemy's hands.

I really liked this sci-fi romance. The characters are great, the romance is slow and believable, and the story is interesting.

It would have been a five-star read, but the middle dragged a bit and the writing didn't always flow well.
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zeronetwo | 18 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
I liked this much better than Eclipse the Moon (but not nearly as much as Hunt The Stars). I liked the plot, most of the writing and most of the characters, but the romance falls flat.

This book (like Eclipse the Moon) relies on vague references of the characters' past interactions to build up the romance, making the foundation of the relationship seem shallow. Some of the dialog and interactions seem contrived and forced, without true substance.
zeronetwo | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
I rolled my eyes so many times during this book. And I almost quit reading it more than once. Which is too bad, because I really liked the first book in the series (Hunt the Stars). I only made myself finish this book because the next book looks somewhat promising (Capture the Sun).

The first half of this book was pretty boring. And, even though it got somewhat better during the second half, it was never more than okay.

This book is so full of things that I don't care about. I really didn't care about the space-station fashion show or the "computer-hacking". There is a lot of ridiculousness too. Characters talking about really unimportant things at stupid times, characters making supposedly clever jokes, and characters making-out during serious, life threatening situations and "forgetting" where they were.

The romantic chemistry and relationship development was very weak and confusing. Throwing the characters into life-threatening situations doesn't work as relationship development. It's possible that the author was relying on the last book's relationship build-up. But it's been a few months and I don't remember much chemistry or substantial build-up for these characters in Hunt the Stars either.

This book might have been better if it showed the hero's POV, not just the heroine's. The hero is so hot or cold with the heroine. I understand that some of his reasons were because of his culture, but the heroine doesn't have much experience with his culture, so it's ridiculous that he makes her need to guess his reasons and beg for information.
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zeronetwo | 9 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |


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