Tag: Strong Female Lead

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Posted December 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Everything in this series has been leading up to these moments and they are finally here. In Heart on Fire, Catalia and Griffin have cemented themselves as rulers of Tarva and are making plans to integrate both Sinta and Tarva with the goal of eventually uniting Thalyria, but in order for that to happen Cat was going to have to confront her worst fear, her mother. Before she was even […]


Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Posted December 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

I truly enjoyed the prequel to this book, The Bear and the Nightingale, but this book, The Girl in the Tower, just took my breath away! I actually enjoyed it so much more!! Despite my love for this story, I could have done without like the whole disguise yourself as another gender trope. I always know it is going to end badly so I just spend most of the time […]


Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted November 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

The Edge of the Blade is the second book in The Uncharted Realms series as well as the fifth book in The Twelve Kingdoms series. The Uncharted Realms series is a spin off from The Twelve Kingdoms series and it takes place after magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. I would recommend reading the first three books in the Kingdoms series before starting the first book in the […]


Review with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Posted November 28, 2017 by Minx
Review with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Flame in the Dark was such a fun read for me! I love the paranormal investigation team PSYLed Unit 18 and in this story, they are back and in full swing. This story starts out smack dab in the middle of an investigation. There had just been a shooting at a senator’s house and Nell is cutting her teeth as a full-fledged probationary paranormal investigator. Nell is officially done with […]


Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Posted November 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Obsidian and Stars is the second book in the Ivory and Bone series. I did enjoy the first book, Ivory and Bone, but this book was much more enjoyable to me. The way the story is written is beautiful and detailed. The pacing is of a slower nature but I was okay with that because this story followed around a prehistoric clan and it just felt natural to me. From the […]


Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Posted November 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer gave life to the character of Princess Diana! Everyone knows who Wonder Woman is but this story made her come alive for me. I found it just magnificent the amount of thought that was put into describing the Amazons and how they came to be. The world building was very detailed and I could clearly imagine the island of Themyscira and the warrior women who inhabited it. […]


Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Posted November 9, 2017 by Minx
Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

I was excited to read The Late Show because I am a fan of the Harry Bosch series and was looking forward to reading a story with a female lead detective from Author Michael Connelly. I will say that the lead detective in this story reminded me a lot of Detective Antoinette Conway from the Dublin Murder Squad series by Author Tana French. So, if you are a fan of that series then this book […]


Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Posted October 27, 2017 by Minx
Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Perfect Gravity picks up where its prequel, Wanted and Wired, ended. These two stories slightly overlap each other, so I was already familiar with the characters Kellen Hockley and Angela Neko. Although I did not know their backstories and history together. So, I was very excited to read the story behind them and I just adored Kellen’s character. I didn’t think I was going to like Angela’s character, but I most […]


Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Posted October 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

I was beyond excited to get The Empress as an advanced read. I loved, loved, LOVED the series starter, The Diabolic, and couldn’t wait to read its sequel. Not mention that both covers are just downright gorgeous, #coverlove! I will admit I was a bit nervous to read The Empress because in some cases the sequel to an amazing book is not nearly as good. I should not have even […]


Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

Posted October 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

The Razvak Hunter in the simplest terms is about dark creatures versus light creatures and the battle between the two. This story was set in Vallenthar with the continent being split into Myrasia and Easia. The dark ones lived in Easia and the light ones lived in Myrasia. In this world, there had to be a division between the two because the dark beings and light beings were not able […]


Review: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre

Posted October 5, 2017 by Minx
Review: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre

Forged Alliances is the first book in the Tribal Spirits series and I can tell you that this is one series that I will absolutely continue! I am a big fan of paranormal romances because as you know anything goes, what caught my interest in Forged Alliances was that this was a PNR between a mountain lion shifter and wolf shifter! Had to know how that was going to work, lol, […]


Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Posted September 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Story behind The Last Namsara In The Last Namsara, the main character Asha grew up being hated by her people. She was the daughter of the Dragon King, a princess, but it also was because of her that her city was burned, her mother was killed, and she was disfigured. It was because of her that the telling of stories became forbidden. For to tell a dragon a story […]


Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Posted September 8, 2017 by Minx
Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Centuries before there was a castle where Queen Sybil had resided and it had the most beautiful gardens. One in particular was called the Queen’s Garden for Queen Sybil. Queen Sybil had only one child and when she lost her child to an accident, the Queen could not bear it and in her grief, she hung herself in her garden. Her death sparked a drastic seasonal change and it began […]


Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand

Posted September 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand

Denai Storm is the third book of the Excalibar Investigation Series. This story starts out with action and it continues at a fast paced up until the end. I really enjoyed that Cate’s character started out strong. Her husband had been gone too long, where diplomacy  failed Cate was going to fill that gap. I really liked the team of enforcers that Cate has assembled over the previous two books. […]


Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Odd and True is brilliantly written! I was kept on the edge of my seat always wondering what was going to happen next, if the monsters were real or not. This story gave me the whole “what is hiding around the next corner” feeling. It was tantalizing to my spidey senses. When I chose to read this book, it was because I really wanted a fast and furious monster hunt […]


The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

Posted August 2, 2017 by Minx
The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

I loved that The Last Dragon Rider starts out as a bedtime story told by a guardian to their child. I could clearly see the scene unfurling, the child asking for a story before bedtime the weary caretaker wanting nothing more than for the child to go to bed but can’t deny their enthusiastic pleas. After figuring that it would be easier to just tell the tale, the guardian starts […]


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Posted July 25, 2017 by Minx
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

What a pleasurable read! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a book that would appeal to all readers. This story has it all, epic battles, good versus evil, romance, Chinese mythology, I could keep going on and on! This story was better than I ever expected, I just couldn’t get enough and I hope against hope that it will turn into a series!! Genie Lo is not your average […]


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Posted July 6, 2017 by Minx
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I always dig any book where the story is set on another planet or in outer space. In this book, I have all that plus the planets are terraformed and colonized by humans who would rather have the hardships than be ruled by tyranny. The rest of society, the elite, all live on space stations built with all their needs in mind. Everything they need is cultivate or simulated. Ohh, […]


Blog Tour Review: Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom with Giveaway

Posted July 3, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Sophie Davies-Stone has been a proper Englishwoman since her late childhood. She has been raised by her mother and step-father as a member of the aristocracy virtually in the lap of luxury. She had all the advantages and opportunities that money could offer but she also has a secret desire that she spoke of to no one. […]


I Want Superpowers by Steven Bereznai

Posted May 26, 2017 by Minx
I Want Superpowers by Steven Bereznai

I Want Superpowers is a wonder of a story! It was so much more than I ever imagined when I sat down to read this novel. Set in a dystopian society where the inhabitants are truly divided via the “Have, Have-Nots” rule, except in this case it is regarding genetics. Once the society lived as a whole until their children started being born with special abilities, referred to as manifestations. […]