Book Reviews

Review: Boundless by J.D. Cunegan

I recently had the opportunity to interview Cunegan for my blog. His answers intrigued me and the Bounty series found a home in my reading pile. I was looking for something a little different from my normal preferences and I definitely found it.

It makes sense, in my opinion, to read a prequel first. I enjoy knowing the backstory before delving into the main plot line. For that reason, I chose to start with Boundless: A Bounty Short.

This Novella/Novelette tells the story of Jill Anderson. If you like strong female protagonists, you are going to love Jill. She’s a homicide officer by day and vigilante by night, with some impressive abilities. Having been in the military, she agreed to a secret operation that, in essence, made her a mash-up of Wolverine, Robocop and Nancy Drew. She has a mystery to solve and what she can do legally in the daytime, she has no problem finishing without the law behind her when the sun goes down.

Picking a genre to place Cunegan’s work into isn’t any easy task. There’s an aspect of: Sci-fi, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy and a bit of Horror. As you can imagine that’s a lot to pack into a short. The action starts on page one and keeps going all the way through. In fact, the one problem I had was perhaps it had a little too much going on all at once in some places, especially early on.

The fight scenes are incredibly detailed – you can visualize every punch, slice and bullet.

I did end up wondering – was her brother’s Canadian comic book hero Superman or Captain Canuck?

Readers should be aware of  scenes with violence, resulting in blood splatter and/or loss, as well as strong language.

Four & a half out of five stars. Recommended read for all action lovers.

Published by C. A. King

C. A. King

C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. Confronted with depression, she decided to do a bit of soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

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