Review: Junkyard War by Faith Hunter


My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

First fin­ish of the year! And what a fin­ish it was. This book wraps up Shin­ing Smith’s sto­ry with a bang. The fact that it came out short­ly after Faith Hunter wrapped up the Jane Yel­lowrock series with Final Heir makes me real­ly curi­ous about what Hunter will pub­lish next.

Shin­ing goes to war against Clarise Warham­mer in this vol­ume, and when Shin­ing goes to war, she com­mits ful­ly. All the allies we’ve met in the two ear­li­er books are along for the ride, espe­cial­ly the cats.

One of my favorite things about this series is the way the cats are por­trayed. Each has a dis­tinct char­ac­ter, and they’re true to their feline natures. They most def­i­nite­ly are not tame or pets, but they are their own beings.

The tech Hunter posits in these books is intrigu­ing, as well. It nev­er gets in the way of the plot, but it does add flavor.

I was hes­i­tant to start read­ing this series when the first vol­ume, Junk­yard Cats was released. I don’t gen­er­al­ly lis­ten to fic­tion books. I like read­ing them, and I use my Audi­ble cred­its for non-fic­tion. I love Hunter’s work, though, so I took a chance on these, and I’m glad I did. When the ebook ver­sion of Junk­yard Cats was released, I went back and read it, enjoy­ing it all over again. It’s rare that I re-read any­thing, so you know it was won­der­ful. I have the ebooks of Junk­yard Bar­gain and now Junk­yard War to look for­ward to!

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Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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