Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on February 27, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction,
Pages: 416 pages
I would give this book 4 for a review.
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.
My brief Thoughts:
I thought this was such a fun science fiction adventure. I really enjoyed the duel pOV for this story and also the complex world building. I thought the crew of this novel was a true highlight. I was equally invested in both POV characters. I really loved how complex this story was but also how easy it was to follow this story. It was such a fun adventure. I really loved also how the aspect of morally gray actions occurred. I really am so excited for book 2. It was a fast pace read and it i really loved all the characters. I just wanted a moments for the world building to be a tad clearer but I am hoping this occurs more in book 2!
My Extended Thoughts!
Characters: I was equally connected to both POV characters. I thought they were so different but also so engaging. I think I slightly prefer the male POV a tad more. But both characters together made a compelling and expanded story.
Plot: I thought this plot could be complicated at points but I thought it was explained so well and easy to follow. I also thought the plot was hard to predict and I really was invested in it 🙂
Pacing: I thought this book was super fast pace and super hard to out down and I really loved the pacing.
World Building: I thought this world building was done super well at points but i hope book two we expand a tad more on the world building in certain aspects like the shadow affnieny that is chated about 🙂
Romance: This romance def was a slow burn one but I really felt the romantic tension between them and i do like the romance.