Review: Vengeful Bounty
Mina is pretty good at her job, but her personal life is a mess. She's holding on to a torch for an ex-boyfriend who abandoned her. But as the book progresses, she finally starts to question whether it's time to let go and move on... perhaps even find new love with her sexy friend Justin (who also happens to be a successful and famous musician.)
The action of the story is pretty good. It's fast paced and the danger Mina faces is palpable. The future-world building that the author creates is well-crafted and easy to understand, though in the beginning the "oldies" references to the 21st century were a little heavy-handed. Mina is a strong, yet believably flawed, first-person heroine. She is likable and easy to root for.
My only real complaint about the book was an ending that felt abrupt. I felt like the story was unfinished. That I was robbed of seeing a love connection for Mina play out --or a better resolution for her stinker of an ex-boyfriend. (Perhaps he could get that penis cancer she wished on him at one point... or at a bare minimum, give an accounting for his behavior.) The external conflict was firmly resolved, but with Mina's personal stuff... it just seemed like the book just stopped more than really ended. I did like the writing, the action, and the humor, though, and would read from this author again. Almost 4 stars.
*Book provided by author for review
Vengeful Bountyby Jullian KiddRelease Date: November 23, 2011Publisher: Untreed Reads