When such a fabulous series releases its final book, it’s a bittersweet time. What Dani Pettrey has done with the Alaskan Courage Series, is show us just how fabulous this genre can be! While I’m sad there’s no more McKeena stories coming, I also can’t wait to read what’s next! But first, let’s chat about the last in the series, Sabotaged.
Finally Returned Home, Reef McKeena
Finds His Beloved Alaska Facing Its Greatest Threat
Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska’s arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night.
Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life–but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.
If there’s one way to describe this novel, I would say fast-paced. From the beginning, Reef and Kirra are thrown into a web of mystery, life threatening situations and are forced to dive in full force, whether or not they’re prepared to. It makes for some fast reading and interesting plots and of course, twists.
I have to say, I didn’t connect as much with the Reef and Kirra’s relationship as I did with the previous stories in this series. It was more rushed than the others, but I think that’s in part due to the nature of the story. The relationship aspect ended up not being my focus in the story. This does mean that the suspense and figuring out who was behind everything was rather exciting though. So while this doesn’t take the title for the favorite of the series, I still enjoyed seeing the siblings together one last time figuring all things out in their own McKenna way.
If you’ve read this series, what’s your favorite of the five?
(Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)