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Book Tour/Review: Revenge by Dani Hoots

Book Details

Format: Hardcover, 382 pages
Series: City of Kaus, Book One
Publication: November 16, 2021 by Foxtales Press
Synopsis: It has been three years since Elvira “Ellie” Ryder was betrayed by her ex-boyfriend Cor, which caused the destruction of her people by invaders from a different Zone. Now she will do anything to find him and make him pay.
Ellie has found someone who knows where Cor is. The price-assassinate a half-human, half-Sirian who is trying to join the Society, a high-class club only for the rich. Ellie takes the job, as it wouldn’t be the first assassination job she has taken, and heads to the Human Zone. However, when she learns more about her target, the more she realizes what is going on behind the curtain, and how her people were really destroyed.
Will Ellie be able to forgive Cor after learning the truth? Or will she forever hold on to that hatred?

My Thoughts

Rating: ★★★★★
I’ve never read a sci-fi western before this one, but it was too interesting to pass up! I’m so glad I decided to sign up for this tour because this was such a fun book, and I found an author that I’ll be supporting from here on! I will say, though, that I’m not sure if I’ll read other sci-fi westerns (excluding by this author) after this one.
I adored the characters in Revenge! They were well written and had amazing diversity! This is the first time I’ve read a book with an asexual character in it, and I was so excited to see myself represented there! I also really loved the bond the characters had, especially Ellie and Zach. It was great to get to see things through the perspective of all four of them as well!
The world-building and author’s writing style were also fantastic. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it because I tend to struggle with that, but it was a lot better than I was thinking it would be. It was so easy to get lost in the world, and it felt like I was actually there with the characters.
Disclaimer: I received a finished copy of this book via Pride Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the Author

Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.
Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy series called The Wonderland Chronicles, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series. She has also started up an indie publishing company called FoxTales Press. She also works with Anthill Studios in creating comics through Antik Comics.
Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, hula hoop, and working with plants. She is also an herbalist and sells her concoctions on FoxCraft Apothecary. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and visits Seattle often.
Connect with Dani: Goodreads | Website | Instagram | Twitter

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