Tag Archives: female lead

Notorious RBG by Carmon and Knizhnik

I’m still mad at RBG. Appointed by Clinton in 1993, Ruth was only the second female on the Supreme Court (That’s right, kids: the mens used to think that mixing a career and family was too much for us. It … Continue reading

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Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire. Nothing to see here.

Read  October 2017 Recommended for Srs Fans Only ★      Magic for Nothing, whether intended or not, has the plot of a classic spy caper: an agent belonging to Group One needs to infiltrate Group Two. In the context of … Continue reading

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MageBorn by Stephen Aryan

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    Mage Born is the first epic fantasy I’ve really enjoyed in a long, long time. Plotting surrounds a group of people connected to the Red Tower, a … Continue reading

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Borderline by Mishell Baker. Yep.

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy looking for a new take ★    ★    ★      One of my friends once called me ‘The Anti-Drama.’ It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, ‘wow; … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan. Vol.3

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of girrrl-power ★    ★    ★    It was somewhat with surprise that I found myself enjoying the first two Lumberjanes graphic novels, as it’s not a form I’m drawn to (ha-ha) normally. Unfortunately, the third … Continue reading

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Chaos Mage by Stephen Aryan

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy and sieges ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Wow, what a stroke of luck! The rather crabby clerk at Half-Price Books wanted me to know it’d be half an hour before … Continue reading

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Regeneration by Stacey Berg. Rejuvenating.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of apocalypse settings, interesting women ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Regeneration is the second part of an absolutely stunning duology. Read it if you liked Kameron Hurley’s Bel Dame series, and especially read it … Continue reading

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The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata. Not the Last Good Woman.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of military thrillers ★    ★    ★    Short version: a nail-biting action thriller. Read it if you want thriller, but not to experience anything new in female characterization or military sci-fi. “If Daniel could offer … Continue reading

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Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, and Allen

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people in the mood for fun! Pow! Friends to the max! ★    ★    ★     1/2 I’m really not one for graphic novels; the form generally misses me. But I kept seeing Lumberjanes appear on my … Continue reading

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