Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.
Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
Series: Endeavor #1
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Release date: January 1, 2019
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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.
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 ...more
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.
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 world building.
I can't wait for the second book, because Gawd, there HAS to be a second book!
"I voluntarily read an ARC of this boo ...more
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 ...more
I have never read this particular author before so wasn't quite sure what I was in for.
Got to say I am really impressed with this, Nightchaser the first book in the endeavour trilogy and it really managed to capture my imagination.
So in terms of genre, I would say this is predominantly a romance.
It's a sci-fi space opera and I really did adore just how different this was in terms of setting.
I loved the fact it was set in space it really leaves so much open in terms of plot expansion.
This wasn't ...more
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 o ...more
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 ...more
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*
UGH. I'm so disappointed. I don't think Bouchet is cut out for science fiction. I'm heavily involved in science due to my career, as well as having immediate family who are physicists and doctors, so statin ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
2nd read - April 2020
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 ...more
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 ...more
Lately, I've been in a sort of mini reading slump. Not able to finish more than a few books a month, so I figured why not try sexy NA novel to spice things up from my usual YA mix. And since I loved A Promise of Fire, though I did not adore the follow-up, I thought to try another Amanda Bouchet book. Thankfully, it all worked out. I finished this thing in one day. For some reason, I did not want to put it down.
I've always had a soft spot for sci-fi and since I'm not really ...more
If Robin Hood, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, And Firefly Had A SciFi Romance Baby!
From The Beginning, You Are Warped Into This Epic Space Conflict
Our Heroine Tess Bailey Is The Captain Of This Spaceship, She Is A Tough, Altruistic, Ex-Con, Willing To Literally Give Up Blood, Sweat, And Tears For The Disenfranchised
Tess Has Accidentally Acquired A Misfit, ModSquad Crew
Our Hero Shade Ganavan Is A Charming, Silver-Tongued Bounty Hunter
"In my e ...more
Respect is the key to leadership. You've shown it to others, and the inevitable reward is that you've gained it for yourself.
The day you decide to lift your voice, do not be surprised when people listen.
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 ...more
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 ...more
*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*
1 ½ ★---- 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 du
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 ...more
Amanda is a French master's graduate and former English teacher. She lives in Par ...more