Suzy is searching. A part of her is tired of all the running but deep down she knows that it is all worthwhile. Her connections to some questionable characters put her in danger. In the midst of all the chaos, she finds herself in the custody of a young girl whose safety hangs in the balance. A girl who she feels is her responsibility. She, therefore, embarks on an action-filled trip around the galaxy in the adventurous way that only she can. Will Suzy evade the hunters or will she just have to run from an attractive one this time?
The second book in a series is always tough to execute especially if it follows the masterpiece that was Suzie Spitfire Kills Everybody. However, Joe Canzano seems to have outdone his first installment in the series. I especially appreciate the in depth characterization throughout this book. He has made Suzie a more wholesome and lovable character, but still a spirit animal full of grit and moxie. In Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus Joe Canzano has added a dimension to her that we may have missed before. This time she has to be a heroine while setting a good example for her protégé. She is still a handful though.
Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus is colored with a delightful mix of profanity and cutting wit. It’s a careful mix of suspense and second guessing that keeps the book engaging. I could rarely guess what was going to happen next. I was surprised by a few twists, shocked by others, and utterly flabbergasted by a few wrinkles in the plot. Everything happens quickly.
The author has favored the use of imagery in this novel. He uses a brilliant application of adjectives among other figures of speech to evoke vivid mental images for the reader. He even affects a splash of hyperbole that elevates the prose and keeps the story consistently compelling.
Pages: 344 | ASIN: B08479YQ9H