I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik
Series: Starlight's Shadow #2
Published by Harper Voyager on July 12, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Acclaimed author Jessie Mihalik returns with an exciting new novel about a rainbow-haired female bounty hunter tasked with preventing an interstellar war.
Kee Ildez has been many things: hacker, soldier, bounty hunter. She never expected to be a hero, but when a shadowy group of traitors starts trying to goad the galaxy’s two superpowers into instigating an interstellar war, Kee throws herself into the search to find out who is responsible—and stop them.
Digging up hidden information is her job, so hunting traitors should be a piece of cake, but the primary suspect spent years in the military, and someone powerful is still covering his tracks. Disrupting their plans will require the help of her entire team, including Varro Runkow, a Valovian weapons expert who makes her pulse race.
Quiet, grumpy, and incredibly handsome, Varro watches her with hot eyes but ignores all of her flirting, so Kee silently vows to keep her feelings strictly platonic. But that vow will be put to the test when she and Varro are forced to leave the safety of their ship and venture into enemy territory alone.
Cut off from the rest of their team, they must figure out how to work together—and fast—because a single misstep will cost thousands of lives.
I had a great time with this book! This is the second book in the Starlight’s Shadow series which I would recommend reading in order if at all possible since there is some continuation of the story from the first book. Kee and Varro take the spotlight in this book and I loved getting to know them better. This book was incredibly entertaining from beginning to end.
Kee wants to do some research to find a traitor that has been trouble for the crew so she decides to stay on a space station for a bit to focus on her mission. She ends up with some help in the form of Varro who has a few very special abilities that may help her with her tasks. Kee has feelings for Varro but doesn’t feel like they are reciprocated. They work very well as a team which is a good thing since they soon find themselves in a heap of trouble that will take some work to get out of.
I really liked the characters in this book. Kee and Varro were wonderful together and I thought that the chemistry between them was amazing. It took a lot of work for each of them to try to understand each other and I loved that they were both willing to put in that extra effort. The whole group of characters on the spaceships were all great and made an incredible team. This book was very exciting with quite a bit of action which kept me glued to the pages.
I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a great read with characters that were easy to fall for and a complex mission. I cannot wait to read more of this wonderful series!
I received a review copy of this book from Harper Voyager.