Blog Tour- Review for Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller + Giveaway

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By: AdriAnne Strickland, Michael Miller
Release Date: March 21st 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: E-ARC
Source: Publisher

Summary:
They can steal her home. They can attack her ship. But they cannot touch her crew.

Nev just started as the cargo hauler on the starship Kaitan Heritage. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person on Alaxak to have her own ship. She’s brassy and bold, and she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is a rust bucket.

As for Nev, he’s handsome and impetuous—and Qole and the crew have no idea that he’s actually a prince in hiding. He thinks Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, but when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, he resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary. Word of Nev’s presence on board spreads quickly to other ships, however. Soon a rival royal family is after Qole, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive. Before he knows it, Nev’s mission to manipulate her becomes one to save her.

To survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. Nev may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power of her own—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

My Thoughts:
I had been really looking forward to Shadow Run since the cover revealed and I wasn’t disappointed. It was everything I wanted- adventure, great characters, snappy dialog and chemistry. What I didn’t expect was just how much I’d love the characters- especially the secondary ones. They were so well developed and I felt like part of Qole’s crew. Each member of the crew was given adequate time and personality.

Qole- wow what a character. She’s so strong and powerful but has so much internal struggles and I loved her dedication to her crew and her brother. She was so tough but also so incredibly loving. I can’t imagine how it must feel living with what she does and knowing her fate is somewhat decide. Her and Nev have such great chemistry and I loved all their scenes together. Nev was so easy for me to like- there was so much about him I could immediately discount (spoiled, his somewhat questionable approach to his goals) or hold against him but his heart. I couldn’t help but love him.

The very beginning was a tiny bit slow to me just as I tried to get myself absorbed into the world but a couple chapters in the pacing sped up and it became hard to put down. I loved the action scenes- they were so well done and I could visualize everything- the ships, planets and characters. I loved that this book sort of had a fantasy vibe in some aspects-  there are magical powers and a Prince. A Space Prince. If that’s not a selling point I don’t know what is.

Final Thoughts:
Shadow Run was a fast paced space adventure with incredible characters, dialog and chemistry. I can’t wait to read more about these characters.

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Giveaway

This is an US only giveaway. The prize (1 hardcover copy of Shadow Run) will be sent by the publisher.

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Comments

  1. says

    I have no idea what member of the crew I would be. Honestly I would probably end up being the cook. Nothing cool and exciting :(

    The cover for this is beautiful! It makes me really want to read it because it kind of reminds me of a movie I’ve seen or something. Can’t quite put my finger on it but it invites me in lol. I am so happy you liked the book because now I am going to have to check it out! I’ve been looking for new books to read. All the ones I’m currently reading are over a year old and not “new releases” anymore.

  2. says

    I’ve been so interested in this book, I can’t wait to eventually read it! Your review really helped me decide that I definitely want this on my TBR. I’m not so sure I’d want to be on a space crew… only if I can be absolutely sure that I 100% trust everyone there, haha. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. Siobhan says

    I would like to be on a space crew; I don’t know what my job would be though! Anything aside from cooking :)

  4. says

    I’m glad you liked the book! I’ve been seeing it around a bit and wondered if it was good. And to answer your question, no. I don’t want to be part of a space team. I like Earth! Unless the mega-volcano or zombie apocalypse turns out to be a real thing, I’m quite happy here. Ha ha.

  5. says

    I love your gif of Jayne at the end! I love Firefly! Also, this book looks absolutely terrific. I’m so glad that you were willing to stay through the slow parts so that you could get to the meat. I love great character development and am really looking forward to this one.

    Thank you so much for your review!

  6. says

    Lovely review Kristen :D I’m glad you enjoyed this book a lot. <3 I was so excited for it too. Sadly, I almost hated it :( SOBS. So upset about it, haha. But glad you weren't disappointed :)

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