Friday 7 January 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #185 featuring **Junkyard Cats** by Faith Hunter PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and I do hope mew've all had a very festive couple of weeks.

We packed the Catmas tree away on Wednesday and took down all the festive trimmings
and lights at BBHQ, and it does seem somewhat lacklustre now.
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I've been enjoying some really big catnaps in the sitting room while the woodburner has been roaring away and delivering an ambient temperature of totally tropical, as mew can see I was well in the snooze zone in my picture, as there's nothing like a freshly washed blanky and a fire to send mew into the land of nod! MOL

Do tell me about what mew've been doing, as we haven't been online at BBHQ due to catching up on jobs around the house during our Catmas break.

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. My focus word for 2022 is ________________.
2. This year I want to learn more about __________________.
3. I _________ during the first week of 2022.
4. In this season of my life, I _________.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. My focus word for 2022 is completion. I've been sadly lacking in that area since Commander Basil departed for the rainbow realm, and have so many half-written books and B Team projects gathering dust, so I'm hoping to complete some of those this year.

2. This year I want to learn more about different forms of meditation.

3. I made a list of all the projects that I would like to complete this year during the first week of 2022.

4. In this season of my life, I find it difficult to concentrate and complete my writing goals. I have a bit of a butterfly brain and seem to flit from thing to thing. 

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Junkyard Cats


Faith Hunter

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

After the Final War, after the appearance of the Bug aliens and their enforced peace, Shining Smith is still alive, still doing business from the old scrapyard bequeathed to her by her father. But Shining is now something more than human. And the scrapyard is no longer just a scrapyard, but a place full of secrets that she has guarded for years.

This life she has built, while empty, is predictable and safe. Until the only friend left from her previous life shows up, dead, in the back of a scrapped Tesla warplane. Clutched in her cold fingers is a note to Shining—warning her of a coming attack.

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Way, way, way back in 2016 when I first started sharing my book reviews, I reviewed another book by Faith Hunter, Skinwalker, and have gone on to enjoy twelve books in the series, although there are fourteen available and the fifteenth comes out later this year. I've also read three of the Soulwood books, and a few of her other titles too so I'm quite the fan.

Junkyard Cats has been on my to-read list for ages, and when I was perusing Audible last month I saw that it was available for free for members, lucky me and even luckier for Parsley not having to buy me a new book! MOL

Anyhoo I hastily downloaded it and I've been listening to it this week. Set in a post-apocalyptic world full of tech and things that are in all honesty probably just around the corner for us, a couple or three decades away and where some robots and machines aren't friendly. I just know that A.I. in a real-world situation is a bad idea, haven't any of these brainbox scientists and tech companies ever watched The Terminator? It amazes, in fact astounds me, that they think they will be able to remain in control of their inventions.

But I digress, after being immersed in Faith Hunter's other fictional universes it took me a while to get into the story, especially as it was the same narrator from the other books and as I was listening I kept being propelled into the other books.

However, that aside I have enjoyed it, the cats are quite something to behold, and if mew know about my alter ego in The B Team, then mew'll know I have an awful amount of respect for these fighting felines.

Although slow to start and get immersed in, once I was there I really enjoyed it. If mew love fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian books I would definitely add this to your reading list.

Great news, book two in the series is also free to listen to on Audible, and book three is coming out this year.

Audio 5 hours 2 mins

Kindle 106 pages
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Ratings of:

Junkyard Cats

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time for me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. Nice to see you sweet Amber, you look quite cozy. Those were good answers P.A. but you're a most excellent writer. Good review too. Happy New Year everyone!!!

  2. I always enjoy seeing you, Amber and you do such great book reviews.

    Love your fill-ins. Looks like you have a great plan for 2022.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to your wonderful mom. ♥

  3. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Amber, look at you, all curled up and cute!
    Good luck with the meditation; my monkey-brain is too strong...

  5. Great review, Amber! You look blissfully comfy snoozing in your tropical paradise.

  6. Nice review Amber, but not my kind of story. I am glad you are getting lots of naps in. I have been napping a lot too with my kitties. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have a butterfly brain too- I always say it feels like I have a ping pong ball bouncing in there. I look forward to reading more of your stories so I hope you do complete some. Have a nice weekend. XO

  7. Thanks for a great book review, Amber. Our mom's focus for 2022 is balance. She says it will be a bit undertaking. MOL

  8. Another epic book review Amber - thanks! You sure look cute and cozy today sweet girl.


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