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Thursday, December 18, 2014

She must find them before they find her... - Storm Fall (Rebel Wing #2) by Tracy Banghart

Not many second books in a series keep my attention, but Storm Fall is the perfect follow up to Rebel Wing. There is lots of action and development to keep you engaged but there is also plenty of good stuff and not everything goes wrong or is a total disaster, which I liked. You definitely need to read book one, Rebel Wing, first, but both are well worth it. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Can't wait for book three. - Goodreads

Published: December 16th, 2014

In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.

Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.

Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.

Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her...

In my Rebel Wing series, the main character, Aris, is what I’d consider a strong female character. In fact, there are a LOT of strong women in the books. But Aris isn’t aware of her own strength at the beginning of the first book. She has to find her way. I think there are a lot of different ways a character can be strong, whether it be physically, like Katniss, or through sacrifice, like Beauty in the story of Beauty and the Beast – she takes her father’s place, willingly, even though she thinks the beast is going to kill her! And then you have those characters who don’t start strong, but grow and change as the book goes along. 

Here’s a list of my favorite strong female characters. They’re not necessarily the “typical” go-to’s, but I think that if you like reading about strong women, you’ll enjoy these books!

Author's 10 Favorite Books with Strong Female Main Characters 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore 
Sunshine by Robin McKinley 
On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt 
The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood 
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon 
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab 
Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery 
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

About the author:
Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends. She writes novels featuring strong women, realistic romances, and tight female friendships because she believes in cultivating worlds where women support rather than compete with one another, and first kisses happen en route to new adventures, instead of in lieu of them.


Unknown said...

I'd say Beth or Xhex from Black Dagger Brotherhood.

johnthuku0 said...

I would say Clary Fray from the Mortal Instruments.

Jolanda said...

Taryn Warner from Feral Sins

Anonymous said...

Elsa in Frozen