Sunday, December 25, 2011

Review: Vengeful Bounty

Reviewed by Jen
It's 2053 in Dallas, Texas. Mina is a bounty hunter, who is just one step away from a major milestone in her field. If she can just make it to 25 captures, she can take her profession global. But she underestimates one of her marks, and she quickly goes from the hunter to the hunted as he tries to get even.

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

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Vengeful Bounty
by Jullian Kidd
Release Date: November 23, 2011
Publisher: Untreed Reads

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At Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:42:00 PM CST , Blogger Michelle Greathouse said...


I like the sound of this one. :)



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