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Moonlighter (PULSE #2) by R.A. Crawford - Review

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I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The best-of-the-best crew of Moonlighter, the most cutting-edge ship in the PULSE fleet, has been tasked with locating a missing woman, the most important woman in the entire universe. Captain Zara and her crew will risk it all to bring her home. Stella, the newest addition to the crew and the only Human on-board, is still recovering from her grueling Trial. She has a lot to learn or she may end up losing her posting because the Moonlighter only accepts the best PUSLE has to offer. She's also going to have to come to terms with just how alien her fellow crewmates really are. Even though the Moonlighter and it's crew are the best of the best, this mission just might turn out to be too much for even them.

I'm so thrilled to be back in the world of PULSE. I read book one at the beginning of 2017 and I absolutely adored it. If you like, you can check out my review of book one, The Trial, here. Thanks again to R.A. Crawford to giving me this opportunity! Anyway, the second book in the PULSE series, Moonlighter, takes up immediately after the intense thrill ride that was The Trial. The sequel really changes the game and I loved every second of it. We're still following Stella every step of the way, but this time we're thrown into an entirely new setting with an all new alien cast of characters. We get to see a lot more of the interstellar PULSE universe than what we got to glimpse in book one.

Just like before I loved getting a good look at, through Stella's eyes, our broad cast. Each member of the crew really gets their moment to shine. How all of these different alien species have come together to work together on the ship and get things done is fascinating, although there may be a little friction here and there. I particularly enjoyed getting to know Rao sisters, one of whom is the most well-known PULSE soldiers and the other has been assigned to work with Stella. Finally, I also want to mention just how great the author is a writing action scenes in this series. It's all very visual and I was really on the edge of my seat quite a few time.

Overall, I highly recommend the PULSEseries. I'm so thrilled to have had the opportunity to try both of the novels in the series so far, The Trial and Moonlighter. It's definitely set the tone for my wonderful reading year. This novel ends well, but I would love to come back to this universe some day. I'm looking forward to R.A. Crawford's future projects. Thanks again!

I read this ebook from September 17 - 22, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.


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