Reviews and Blog Posts: strong female character

Signal to noise

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico City, 1988- Meche, Sebastian, and Daniela are pegged as unpopular in their school because they’re not pretty, wealthy, or boring enough to hang with the popular kids. When Meche plots revenge on the school bully while listening to the Doors and it works, she discovers that she can use...

The long way to a small, angry planet

by Becky Chambers

Reviewer Rating:
5

Rosemary paid dearly for a new life on board Wayfarer, a ship that creates wormholes so people can travel quickly across galaxies. She finds herself aboard a ship of endearing misfits; a created family that is both suspicious and welcoming. While Rosemary's secrets seem to shadow all of her thoughts,...

Persona

by Genevieve Valentine

Suyana Sapaki is a lower tier Face from The United Amazonian Rainforest Confederation. In a new international governmental order, Faces represent their countries much like a celebrity would: they wear designer clothes, have a paparazzi following, and are guided by handlers. Underestimated by her handler and expected to wear ‘ethnic’...

Fortune's pawn

by Rachel Bach

Reviewer Rating:
4

Devi Morris is a woman with a plan. After flying through the ranks in the Blackbird Company - an elite armored mercenary group- Devi is looking for more. She joins the crew of the Glorious Fool in hopes that her performance there will land her in the elite military group,...

Spin state

by Chris Moriarty

Reviewer Rating:
4

Catherine Li is an elite UN Peacekeeper, shipped across the galaxy to protect colonies and investigate suspicious activity. Her sometime partner, Cohen, is a 400+ year old AI whose mercurial ways often leave Li wondering if he is actually helping her, or if he is only around to further his...

Ancillary justice

by Ann Leckie

Reviewer Rating:
5

Bren is not as she has always been. Once a sentient spaceship with many human bodies to inhabit, she is now in just one body, alone, angry, and in mourning. Told with flashbacks moving along in time with the current situation, you come to understand the politics and scope of...

Miss Fisher's murder mysteries. Series 1

Reviewer Rating:
5

Set in Melbourne during the 1920’s, Miss Fisher’s Mysteries is a fun and less gory take on the typical murder mystery. Phryne Fisher is a wealthy flapper whose devil may care attitude conceals her continued obsession with the disappearance and presumed death of her sister. The series is funny and...

Lazarus. Volume One, Family

by Greg Rucka

Reviewer Rating:
4

I've been following Rucka's work (Gotham Central, Queen and Country, runs on Wonder Woman and Batwoman) for quite some time now, and was excited to see the start of a new series with what looked to be another strong, complex female lead. The first volume of Lazarus did not disappoint,...

Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel

by Hope Larson

Reviewer Rating:
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption, Larson does a great job...

Moving day

by Meg Cabot

Reviewer Rating:
3

Allie Finkle's struggling with being a 9 year old girl.  She has an overly-sensitive best friend, but she's not really sure why they're "best friends".  Then, her parents surprise her with the news that she's moving! She is so comfortable in her new-ish suburban house, but her parents have bought a...

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