Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter

April 5th, 2021 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

5th Apr
Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter
Junkyard Bargain
by Faith Hunter
Series: Junkyard Cats #2
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Length: 5 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Audible Plus
Purchase*: Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Sometimes before you can face your enemies, you need to confront yourself.

Time is running out for Shining Smith and her crew to gather the weapons they need to rescue one of their own. But will they even make it to the ultimate battle? First, they’ll need to hit the road to Charleston - a hell ride full of bandits, sex slavers, corrupt lawmen, and criminal bike gangs looking to move in on Shining’s territory.

Shining’s human allies will do anything to protect her - because they must. But will victory be worth it if she must compel more and more people to do her bidding? And will her feline warriors, the junkyard cats, remain loyal and risk their lives? Or are they just in it for the kibble?

scifi apocalypse Kick Ass Heroine well written

Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter is the second audio in the Junkyard Cats series set in post-apocalyptic West Virginia featuring heroine Shining Smith and her motley crew.

After the events of the first audio, Shining, Cupcake, Mateo and the gang along with the cats travel to Charleston. They need weapons and information to save their friend.

The trip is treacherous in this post-apocalyptic world. There are bandits, fellow travelers, slavers and corrupt lawman looking out for their own interest.

I love the unique characters Hunter has created with Shining and those she has infected. The world-building again unfolds in a need to know format which help keep the pacing. What happened to Shining is interesting, and her effect on other causes her turmoil. On one hand, she can save lives but on the other the cost is high.

Plenty of snark, action and battle scenes delivered an engaging storyline. We even see some action with the biker’s trying to encroach on the junkyard. The story arc itself feels like a serial without all the boring recaps, and admittedly I am fully invested.

Shining is flawed and tends to be self loathing but she also cares and carries the weight of her decisions with her.

The story wrapped up well as Shining claimed revenge against Harland’s killer. Along the way, she and her comrades claimed some cool tech. All of which fed my inner geek. Shining needs all the help she can get for the upcoming war with Clarice Warhammer and gained some allies.

Khristine Hvam delivered a stellar narration from characters to capturing the tone of the series.

This series makes me want to listen to all things Faith Hunter, so after I finish the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine, I will start the Jane Yellowrock series on audio.

*Members of Audible can access this in the Audible Plus catalog, and the ebook will come out shortly.

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6 Responses to “Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter”

  1. MarthaE

    I am looking forward to listening to this. I enjoyed book one too.
    I need to pick up the Yellowrock series again.
    I just checked what I have on my shelf and found several included on the Audible Plus.
    Thanks!

  2. Jen

    OH! This makes me so happy. I really enjoyed the first book. I just downloaded this one and will hopefully listen to it soon. Thanks!