Welcome to my stop on the Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop, hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup, where bloggers are celebrating their favorite heroines in books! You can hop from blog to blog and enter to win something at each stop.
I decided to do something a little different for this hop. Instead of highlighting heroines in books that I’ve read, I decided to share with you some awesome fictional heroines from books I haven’t read yet. These are books that have been on my TBR for some time, but because of review commitments, I just haven’t been able to get to them. For each one, I’m going to link up with another blogger who has read the book and loved it. And it’s probably because of these reviews that I added these books to my list in the first place!
One international winner (provided The Book Depository ships to your country) will get to select one book from the following list. Please click on the links to read the reviews that will convince you to add these to your TBR as well!
Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. The heroine in this book is Blackthorn, and although I’m not sure whether “heroine” is the correct term for her, she’s a very strong female protagonist who readers have come to love. SO MANY BLOGGERS gave this book five stars, so please check out the reviews from Lisa at Tenacious Reader, Lynn at Lynn’s Books, and Danya at Fine Print.
Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach. Devi is the main character in Bach’s series, and she’s the kind of heroine I love: a rebel who isn’t afraid to take risks. If you’re not convinced, check out Tabitha’s review at Not Yet Read.
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. Just about every blogger I know cites this book as one of their all-time favorites, and it’s a series, which is even better. Now I just need to make time to read it! Maybe Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn can talk you into reading it:-D
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. A fantasy western with a strong female protagonist? This has all the elements I love about fantasy, and it’s a book that’s high on my priority list to read (after I catch up with review books). Mogsy at Bibliosanctum really loved this book, so don’t miss her review!
Vermilion by Molly Tanzer. I’m excited to have a copy of this, and I’ve been trying to read it for a couple of months now. Lou Merriweather helps the dead find peace, and she’s an unusual heroine, maybe the most unusual on this list. This book has been called “weird western fantasy” by several reviewers, and I can’t wait to get to it. Check out i09’s review for more information!