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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,687 ratings  ·  455 reviews
Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear...

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm...and that special something th
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Star Wars meets Robin Hood in this explosive adventure full of betrayals, hot pursuits and SCORCHING romance!

Review to come closer to release date!
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Non-spoiler review for Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet. Release date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Tess Bailey and her crew are nightchasers. They run food, medicine, equipment, and other items to needy children and a rebellion fighting against The Overseer and his military goons, the Dark Watch. The Galactic Overseer is an evil tyrant who wants a bland universe of obedient citizens.

Tess’s crew are a sort of rag tag bunch. They a
3.5 stars

I was so extremely excited to be able to pick up the first book in Amanda Bouchet’s new trilogy. And since I love a great science fiction novel, I couldn’t wait to start reading.

This book had everything that belongs into a fantastic read.

A strong, kick-ass heroine. A heroic male lead that is destined to help his female counterpart, and a supporting cast that showed promise.

Unfortunately all in all the novel didn’t reach its potential. At least not for me.

I truly loved the author’s first
I fell in love SO HARD with Amanda’s writing and her Kingmaker Chronicles. And Sci-Fi Romance has become one of my favorite genres as well so when I heard she was writing this particular book, I counted myself one lucky fangirl, sigh. a new book from a favorite author in a favorite genre? YES.PLEASE! It was so EXCITING to receive an ARC of this book because it’s been one of my most highly anticipated 2019 releases. I cannot believe Amanda went above and beyond to provide me with an arc, that mea ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I must say that I ended up enjoying this book quite a bit. It did take me a while to really get into the story but once I did I had a lot of fun with it. I was really eager to read this book since I really liked her books from the Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy. This is the first book in a brand new series that blends science fiction with romance and I think it worked really well.

Tess Bailey and her crew start out this story in a bit o
Nightchaser was nothing like I expected but more than I ever anticipated. I couldn't help but be swepted away by the world created by Bouchet. I am also pretty ecstatic that I found this new epic space fantasy at the beginning, because I know nothing is going to keep me away from the Endeavor series as they come out.

I received this ARC copy of Nightchaser from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca. This is my honest and voluntary review. Nightchaser is set for publication Jan. 1, 2019.

My Rating: 5 stars
Oh man did I want to love this more than I did.

I think it's a pretty decent sci-fi romance series opener but there's just too much happening that the pacing feels a little off. We have a bit of an info-dumpy opener, though we do open up kinda in the middle of things which is both a fun reading experience and somewhat of a slow-to-adapt reading experience, and then a kind of.. slow, plodding, middle period where the plot isn't moving but it's building up suspense for the romance, and then.. kablo
Stacey is Sassy
She could start a war…

You may not know this about me, but I have an aversion to Tentacle Romance. My fellow readers have tried to convert me to loving “extra appendages” and “special abilities” but it’s just not for me. Unfortunately, I’m picturing characters like Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and Jar Jar Binks…which does not help my cause. So, I was pleasantly surprised when Nightchaser turned out to be Sci-Fi of the “Humans of the Future” variety.

I really like Amanda Bouchet’s style of writing. Her her
Scrambled, abrupt plot drops, character black holes, unbelievable characters. (possible spoilers) -This started out really good. I loved the action, the mystery man, the ship the mystery. At about 15% everything went wonky. The books is filled with cliches and I saw the big moments coming from the very beginning, no surprises These people are running for their lives, they are escaped prisoners with bounty's on their heads they can not trust anyone. Too bad the story didn't stick with that little ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Nightchaser is book one in a brand new series, Endeavor, by Amanda Bouchet. It’s got heartache, betrayal, secrets, lose, action, and so much more.

I had a delightful time reading Bouchet’s Fantasy trilogy The Kingmaker Chronicles and was excited to read her new Sci-Fi Romance.

Tess Bailey is a women on the run and everyone is out kill her. At the begging Tess is strong and decisive on her decisions, but then Shade comes into the picture and she seams to loss something. I was disappointed in this

Title: Nightchaser
Series: Endeavor #1
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Release date: January 1, 2019
Cliffhanger: Yes
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This is the first installment in the Endeavor series and a little bit of a departure from what I typically read. I enjoyed the first in the Kingmaker Chronicles a lot, so I was curious what Bouchet would have to offer in the sci-fi genre. I figured if things went well, reading a wider variety under the speculative fiction umbrella could be in my future.

Lady Heather
Publication Date: January 1, 2019

What an incredible read!
This is the first book I've read by Amanda Bouchet, and I was hooked on this story within the first chapter.

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This is the type of book I wanted to make last as long as possible because the story was so good, but I also couldn't wait to see what happened next.

Amazing writing.
Amazing characters.
Amazing world building.

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I can't wait for the second book, because Gawd, there HAS to be a second book!
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"I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which w
I can honestly say I’ve never read a book like this one before. This is so sci-fi but with romance and written in such a way that I was totally absorbed into the story from the first page. There is plenty of adventure, drama and action as well as a wonderful chemistry between the hero and heroine. I worried what type of decision Shade was going to make and how Tess would respond to his actions. It was the perfect amount of angst to keep the romance part of the story moving even while Tess is lea ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
What a fantastic read! Amanda Bouchet is quite the story teller and I loved this futuristic space world she has created!

Tess, the female lead was so fierce and brave. She has such a sense of right no matter the consequences. She's a true rebel at heart. The mystery surrounding her has me anxious to find out more about her and what she can do.

Shade is just plain awesome. He struggles with a huge decision in this first book and he fights his attraction to Tess. That didn't stop him from protectin
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
(Review from ARC read in September)
Another amazing book that sucked me in until I binged it in ONE SITTING! It felt good to be sucked into a story like that again.

Nightchaser is full of twists and turn, romance, deception, and action. Ah, the action! I caught myself holding my iPad inches from my nose so many times eagerly and anxiously reading through certain scenes, my heart pounding and nerves racing as I tried to keep from reading too fast for my brain to keep up.

Not only did the story keep
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I really liked Bouchet's Kingmaker Chronicles and was so excited to see she was working on a new series set in space!

I have to say she has a knack for writing sexy heroes and some awesome slow burn. She also knows how to write a relatable, smart heroine who I liked from the start.

The story starts with a bang and keeps up the action and excitement throughout the novel. I enjoyed every moment and cannot wait to see what comes next.

This book is set to publish January 1, 2019! I received this ARC f
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, arc, sci-fi
Some ends are just a new beginning....

A sci-fi romance with space pirates, fans of Amanda Bouchet’s previous work will enjoy this story.

Tess is a space pirate, stealing goods from the rich and giving them to the poor. She has had a traumatic childhood, and her crew is her family. After a narrow escape, her ship is in dire need off repairs. They land on a nearby plant to lay low where she meets the mysterious Shade, who can help her with repairs.

Bouchet’s strength of writing interesting secon
Ann (annreads)
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Sourcebooks Casablanca for sending me a copy!

“A lot of the men and women who joined the galactic military wore their uniforms all the time because it gave them a power trip—always knowing people would get out of their way, say they were right, and look at them like they were a sight.”

Well, that was one hell of a space ride, and I enjoyed every second of it!
You guys have no idea how much I adored this one and I’m so excited for you all
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was first introduced to Amanda Bouchet through her Kingmaker Chronicles series. I'd read a lot of books based around Greek myths but I'd never read anything quite like A Promise of Fire. I'm telling you now that if you haven't read them you need to stop reading this review right now, click this link, and get reading.

It was heartbreaking for me when Amanda Bouchet, who is now one of my most favorite authors of all time, decided to take a break from her Kingmaker world to dabble in sexy space ti
Mar 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I really loved The Kingmakers trilogy, but the final book fell really flat for me when compared to the first two books... I was so disappointed. This story sounds so intriguing - I really really REALLY hope it doesn't disappoint. *fingers crossed*
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I liked this one. Slowed down a bit in the middle, but a fun world with great characters

Really enjoyed the heroine! Looking forward to book two
◊♦ Naomi
This book was a thrill to read, from beginning to end. I loved every part of it. Amanda Bouchet is already a favorite author of mine, her Kingmaker Chronicles series has had a huge impact on my high fantasy lover heart. Nightchaser is different from her previous books, definitely not in the fantasy category, more like Sci-Fi romance.

The story takes place in space, Tess and her crew of rebels are on the run, having stolen something very important. The Dark Watch (the space military) and a partic
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 1 ★----  DNFed at 47%

When I saw this and got approved for it on Netgalley I was super excited. Even when I started reading, it really started out good……….

But sadly after about 12% in, it went downhill, and when I say downhill I mean a steeeeeppppp hill. 
Pretty much when she meets the main love interest, it goes downhill. Tess just becomes sooo dumb and oh so weak in the knees an

Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


~4.5 stars ~

I have dabbled in the Sci-fi genre a couple of times and enjoyed it. When I saw that Amanda Bouchet, who wrote the amazing Fantasy trilogy The Kingmaker Chronicles, was writing a Sci-fi Romance novel, I just knew I had to read it. The reason I don't read a lot of Sci-fi is because of the complex word-building. Sometimes authors just go into too much detail, and I get confused and bored. However, that was definitely NOT the
Amanda Bouchet has set the bar high for what promises to be an out-of-this-world series with NIGHTCHASER!

Meet Tessa, a skilled thief with the best of intentions! She has her secrets and her reasons for hating the ruling dictator and she has put a bullseye on her back with her last heist. Now Fate has put a bullseye on her heart when she meets Shade. In a universe where control is power and the government is all seeing, Tessa and her crew are in the fight of their life with nowhere to turn and a
Karina Read
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars of goodness.

A couple of months ago, I finished Heart on Fire, the third book in Amanda Bouchet’s The Kingmaker Chronicles and enjoyed it so much I was desperate to get my hands on more of her work. Luckily for me, I was approved for an advanced copy of Nightchaser on NetGalley within a week. Although I’ve really enjoyed Bouchet’s fantasy work I was slightly wary about her first foray into science fiction as it’s not a genre I’m particularly invested/knowledgable in/about BUT it turns
Tess Bailey is the captain of the spaceship Endeavour, a ship she stole with the help of her entire crew when they all managed to break out of prison in the middle of a riot. They’re all wanted criminals with a price on their heads but instead of laying low they all chose to join the rebellion against the oppressive Overseer who put them in prison in the first place. They spend their time stealing supplies like food and medicine from the rich to help people who are desperately in need and they d ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come, but until then: PREORDER THIS ONE. You're going to want it immediately.
I am not going to lie, this started really slow for me. In fact, at one point I almost DNF'd the audiobook. I think it was a combination of a few things. First, I recently listened to Polaris Rising, which was phenomenal and second the story started out disjointed and I couldn't get my footing. I will say the second half of the book was stronger, and I ended up slipping in.

The world-building is light, with the author sharing throughout the story but we still have a lot more to learn. We know th
Marta Cox
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this authors recent fantasy romance series and simply couldn't resist this her new sci fi romance one. This the first book sets the scene with Tessa and her fellow crew members trying hard to undermine the ruling minority and helping to support those who are oppressed. Ok so far that's not sounding particularly different but the twist here is that Tessa is apparently the supposed very dead daughter of the big, bad Overseer ! It gets even more complicated when the reader real ...more
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Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.

Amanda is a French master's graduate and former English teacher. She lives in Par

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