Review of ‘Renegade’s War’ by Gun Brooke
This was a fun read. I’m a pretty big fan of Brooke. I think I have read around 16 of her books and I’m always excited when she puts out a new release. I really like that Brooke bounces around between plain romance and spec-fic with romance. Brooke is one of the few lesfic authors who write a lot of sci-fi which I really appreciate. But I was even more excited about this book than I am about her sci-fi books because this was dystopian instead.
I love a good dystopian story but they are just as rare if not rarer than a post-apocalyptic story in lesfic. While these two categories are way too uncommon, we are lucky that the few we get are normally really entertaining. I’m happy to say that I had a lot of fun with this one.
This book reads really well. When Brooke is on a roll you don’t even notice the time and before you know it the book is over and you stayed up way too late. This is a pretty quick read already, but the nice fast pace just makes the book fly by even more. I meant to only read a few chapters before bed but instead, I finished the whole thing because I did not want to stop.
I really liked the premise about an underground group of people helping others to cross into the country next door which represents freedom. I also liked the amnesia plot. I don’t know what it is but I always love a good amnesia plot. I like that we learn about the character as she learns about herself. We don’t know if she is there to help or hurt the other characters which added a wonderful level of tension throughout the whole story.
I was also a fan of the sweet romance. While it moves a little quickly, and with so much else going on the romance is not the star of the book, I still felt it was sweet and enjoyable anyway. I really liked the characters and was hoping for a HEA so I found myself forgiving a few bumps that might have bothered me a little bit normally. I just had fun reading this and I was completely entertained. When I’m like that I’m just not as critical because I am enjoying myself.
If you are a Brooke fan or a dystopian fan I would recommend this. There are so few dystopian WLW books around that you don’t want to miss this. This book was a lot of excitement mixed with a little sweet that just made me happy. This was good entertainment and I hope we don’t have to wait long for Brooke’s next book.
A copy was given to me for an honest review.