Tag: Strong Female Protagonist

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Aza is almost definitely probably for sure going to die of C. diff. She doesn’t have it yet.  Or maybe she does.  She doesn’t think so.  But she could.  Probably.  Her mind is an ever-tightening spiral of reminders that her body isn’t her own but really she’s just an animated corpse and everything she does is actually at the whim of the millions of microorganisms that make up the physical being that is her.  Meanwhile, her best friend Daisy is in a new relationship and this guy she knew as a kid has recently lost his father.  And by lost – […]

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments //
Meet a Few KICK ASS Ladies in Fantasy

Meet a Few KICK ASS Ladies in Fantasy

Many moons ago, I wrote a post about my Top Three Strong Female Characters.  This list featured Holly Short, Hermione Granger, and Max.  While all three of them are excellent characters, I’ve been really wanting to create an updated list, because a strong, sassy female character is my weakness.  Do you have a heroine that kicks ass?  I need to know all about her.  Like, now. I have a great big list of Strong Female Characters on Goodreads, and I also have a tag on the blog for it.  Needless to repeat, these girls are the peanut butter to my jelly […]

Posted September 26, 2017 in Memes // 7 Comments //
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

I remember checking Ella Enchanted out of my local library as a kid, and having a few very distinct impressions: There’s a centaur named Apple.  This stuck with me vividly.  I have no idea why. Ella was much too young for Char. BORED. As such, this was NOT my favorite little book growing up.  But then as a teenager, I saw the film, knew it was nothing like the book, and loved it.  I decided as an adult it needed a revisit… and I’m glad I did! Characters ❤︎ Ella is an adorable bundle of resilience and creativity.  I am not a […]

Posted August 23, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev

So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is in a bit of a pickle.  Having just wrested Nate and herself from the hands of the angry sea witch Sedna, she has managed to learn the truth about her father… and make a sea witch really, really mad.  In the conclusion of this trilogy, Bertie is tasked with saving her family, saving her loves, saving herself, saving the theatre, and finishing her play.  That’s not too much to ask, right? Before we go any further, can we just take a moment to appreciate the cover? ALL THREE BOOKS IN THIS TRILOGY HAVE COVERS TO DIE […]

Posted August 22, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

I simply LOVED this book. Ruby Red was such a lot of fun.  Gwyneth Shepard’s family has too many secrets.  One of these is that her cousin, Charlotte, has inherited the time travel gene and she must keep an eye to see if Charlotte gets dizzy and, very importantly, draw a chalk circle where she disappears.  Only, it isn’t Charlotte who disappears – it’s Gwyneth!  Completely uninitiated, poor Gwennie is thrust into her family’s grand conspiracy theory, and has to decide who to trust, and who is trying to kill her. This audiobook was one of the ones I listened […]

Posted August 15, 2017 in Reviews // 16 Comments //
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

My New Love: Daughter of the Burning City. My wee dragonmites, I am so in love with this book that my brain is in about fifty different places and I am having a difficult time figuring out where to begin.  If you follow me on Goodreads and have seen my review there, then you know I am an absolutely mess about it.  It was so good.  Right up my alley.  If you like surprises, illusions, magic, awkward teen relationships, espionage, circuses, or bug collections please consider this book. Characters ❤︎ There are so many wonderful things I want to say about […]

Posted August 4, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //