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Female lead, series, UF... any recommendations?

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Initial post: 18 Jan 2012 10:06:48 GMT
wanderlust says:
Okay so I am looking for some suggestions of books to read. I have already read most suggested in ( I don't mind if its YA. I am not that into true fantasy (but if its really good please recommend anyway!) & really cannot stand alien/space books.

Kim harrison, Laurell K Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, illona Andrews, Jennifer Estep, Chloe Neill, Ann Aguirre, Lilith Saintcrow, Jennifer Rardin, Samantha Young, Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, MaryJanice Davidson, Keri Arthur, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Chance, Kalayna Price, Julie Kagawa, Allison Pang, Meg Cabot, Carrie Vaughn - these are some of the authors whose series i have already read. Would recommend anyone looking for similar to what i am to check them out.

So yeah please come share an author or series that you have read.
Thanks, Shona.

Posted on 18 Jan 2012 15:07:38 GMT
N. Murphy says:
HI have a look at:

the Negotiator trilogy - C E Murphy
Walker papers series - C E Murphy
Greywalker series - Kat Richardson
Women of the Otherworld series - Kelley Armstrong
Parasol Protectorate series - Gail Carriger
Blood Song - Cat Adams
Kristin Painter
Christina Henry
Darynda Jones
Rachel Vincent
Elizabeth Vaughan
Jeannie Holmes
Karen Marie Moning

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Posted on 19 Jan 2012 12:53:35 GMT
You could try Cheyenne, by Lisa L Weidmeir, start of a series.

(Yes, I'll openly admit that she's a friend of mine, but it's still a decent book)

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 15:06:14 GMT
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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 10:42:10 GMT
Delem says:
You could try a new one just released this month:
No Kings No Gods No Mercy by Aurelio Martegani. There are amazing female lead characters in this Fantasy book.
The author is a friend of mine and I must say I am not usually a Fantasy fan but I got really sucked into the story because of the characters.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 12:27:55 GMT
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Posted on 21 Jan 2012 13:04:21 GMT
This is not really fantasy, and not really SF, but what it really is is amazing: the Blue Ant series by William Gibson (his most recent three books). Really any of his three series have strong and interesting females (starting with Neuromancer, which IS SF and started the cyberpunk genre), but female characters drive the theme in the Blue Ant books (Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History). Gibson's writing is complex and very nuanced, and I find more and more in these books each time I read them. They are also available in excellent audiobook format which can be downloaded free from Alachua County Library System (well, the last two can. They don't have Pattern Recognition, although it is available on Audibel.)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 13:29:54 GMT
john says:
try 'leaving it all behind a vagabonds tale'. Its an on the road adventure of a modern day vagabond as he comes to terms with life on and around the New Forest, England. The people he meeets and those that help him. It's a heart warming tale.

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Posted on 21 Jan 2012 15:23:21 GMT
you could try faith hunter and her jane yellowrock series,the books are titled as follows:skinwalker,blood cross,mercy blade and the last one so far raven cursed.its action packed,very witty and a sprinkle of romance is added.also there is the brilliant downside ghosts by stacia kane,which literally took my breath away,its very different from anything i have ever read,dark, gritty,but also very imaginative and emotional,not for the faint hearted.

Posted on 22 Jan 2012 05:09:17 GMT
rhubarb says:
Eileen Wilks is pretty good and I love Patrica Briggs and Ilona Andrews

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 14:01:49 GMT
:) says:
I'd second the Faith Hunter recommendation. Also check out Diana Rowland's Kara Gillian series, and Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley series, and Adrian Phoenix's Maker's Song series..

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 17:10:01 GMT
Kamsa66 says:
Vernacular clay, Nicole McDonald, Claudia hall christian, are some I like,

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 17:11:43 GMT
Kamsa66 says:
Oops Verna Clay!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 02:03:20 GMT
Mary says:
The Awakening

the Soul Catcher series
Claiming the Evil Dead
Catching an Evil Tail (Soul Catchers)
Catching an Evil Tail (Soul Catchers)
Love Conquers All Evil (Soul Catchers)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 08:18:58 GMT
Erika says:
Birthright (Ilona the Hun)

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 20:16:14 GMT
Ariana says:
The Tairen Soul series by C L Wilson.
The First one is Lady of Light and Shadows. I loved them

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 15:01:48 GMT
Alison says:
The Adventures of Xenia - The Rise of a HeroIf you like dragon books you will love this one

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 16:59:38 GMT
Sophia says:
A few missing authors so far seem to be Kristen Cashore, Maria V Snyder and Elizabeth Moon, although maybe they are the true fantasy you weren't interested in.

But a standout series you should try is the Saga of the Exiles by Julian May.

Posted on 31 Jan 2012 15:15:04 GMT
MJG says:
I love the "Morganville Vampires" series and the "Weather Warden" series, both written by Rachel Caine. Bothe series have strong female characters and have had me hooked from page one.

Posted on 2 Feb 2012 21:59:17 GMT
A Cat's Chance in Hell (Hellcat Series)

Highly recommend this book, the start of what looks to be a promising series...

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 15:58:35 GMT
M. Wheeler says:
Jasper Fforde's 'Thursday Next' Series, starting with The Eyre Affair is a good read.

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 21:59:53 GMT
walrus says:
The Enchantment Emporium

just what you are looking for
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