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


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In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 14:51:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 May 2012 14:52:45 BDT
Anita says:
Yes. Never thought anybody else does

EDIT: However after yours (or mine?) post it disappeared

Posted on 20 May 2012 14:29:37 BDT
I enjoyed Rob Thurman's Trickster seriesTrick of the Light (Trixa) which has a kick ass bartender caughtin the conflict between angels and demons, with a likeable cast of supporting sidekicks . It develops the world set up in Cal Leandros series Nightlife (Roc Fantasy) (think supernatural -the early series). Both series are fast paced and entertaining. Not without their flaws but good enough that she's on my must buy list.

Posted on 20 May 2012 18:33:13 BDT
walrus says:
Wicked Appetite

i'm reading this a the moment-huge fun!

Posted on 20 May 2012 18:45:15 BDT
China Mieville writes some excellent urban fantasy. His Bas Lag trilogy isn't a series per se, though, and only the second book, The Scar (New Crobuzon 2), features a female lead. Still, I'd highly recommend checking him out.

The Iron Dragon's Daughter - An alchemical fantasy is a very unusual sort of urban fantasy with a female lead.

Posted on 21 May 2012 18:03:15 BDT
SewShonaSew says:
Thanks for the recent suggestions! Always looking for more :)
James i will check them out & bang them on my wishlist.

Posted on 21 May 2012 18:07:36 BDT
SewShonaSew says:
toomanybooksnotenoughtime - it is quite poorly rated... i am a bit nervous about spending money on things that suck - out of 5 what would you rate it?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 19:39:00 BDT
Yeah, surprised by how negative a lot of the reviews were on amazon- bit more positive on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6294062-trick-of-the-light. Would probably give it somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for a fun action packed read. Would probably rate her book chimera slightly higher but as it's neither fantasy nor female lead based, that doesn't really help :)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 19:49:00 BDT
Huff Suritiden
Try this
Sorry if it's not what you want nbut I enjoyed it.

Posted on 22 May 2012 16:14:45 BDT
You might be interested in the Redcliffe Novels. Set in Cornwall, England, the books follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she unwittingly falls in love with a vampire, becomes entangled with his identical twin brother's werewolf pack, and then discovers she is a witch. The content is adult, and the second book in the series, Love Kills, will be released in June 2012. The third book, Love Redeems, is estimated for release early 2013. Thanks.

Love Hurts (The Redcliffe Pack)

Posted on 22 May 2012 18:35:41 BDT
I am reading the Thorn St. Croix books by Faith Hunter....seems like it could be a good series.....(I liked her Jane Yellowrock series as well)...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 07:18:50 BDT
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Posted on 24 May 2012 20:05:09 BDT
SewShonaSew says:
Garry i have the books on my kindle but i keep skipping them.. i guess i am worried they will suck.
I really liked Urban Shaman & the rest of the series but i tried to read her other series Heart of Stone and just couldn't get into it. Same thing happened with Karen chance, liked Midnight's Daughter & the rest of the Dorina Basarab series but I am struggling through Cassie Palmer Series I tried reading it before, gave up & then a few days ago started it again only to stop on the last book - reading CAGED (The Caged Series) tonight as i just downloaded it there.
Anyone else find that with authors? or maybe i am just a weirdo :)

Posted on 24 May 2012 20:14:43 BDT
They are worth trying....though I think the Jane Yellowrock novels are probably better....
Do you have to gave a female lead ?? The Garry Dresden books by Jim Butcher are fantastic and has a strong female character in it...
Have you read Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Caine ??

Posted on 24 May 2012 20:26:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 May 2012 20:27:20 BDT
SewShonaSew says:
Oh and i loved the JAne Yellowrock novels.
Yeah the books i mentioned have strong female leads, all rated real highly aswell but i cannot seem to enjoy them.
I have some books by Jim Butcher books so i will try them soon.
I have read most if not all of the books by those authors you mentioned - except Kelley Armstrong whom i have only read the first 5 books in her series but have read her YA series which was good.

Posted on 24 May 2012 20:44:42 BDT
What about the Charlaine Harris books about Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood series)...my wife says they are good...

Posted on 28 May 2012 14:39:46 BDT
SewShonaSew says:
Yeah thanks Garry i have read them too.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 17:48:24 BDT
I would definitely recommend Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series (good female lead and well developed background world)
aswell as Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series
and Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series (YA) or her Outcast Season series

Posted on 1 Jun 2012 14:30:49 BDT
Another possibility is "A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy 1)" by Deborah Harkness. I personally didn't like it and stopped reading it part of the way through, but it seems to be fairly popular.

Posted on 1 Jun 2012 20:16:25 BDT
Katy May says:
I agree with you James V Viscosi, I thought a Discovery of Witches was a bit rubbish. I read to the end but I won't buy the sequel.

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 08:11:06 BDT
SilverDragon says:
Hi I have been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 years so apologise for adding some older stuff here Marian Zimmer Bradley, mostly female leads, some set in our world, magic/voodoo eg Witch Hill, Ghostlight Glenraven or the superb Darkover series (set off world but don't let that put you off)
Tea with the Black dragon and Twisting the Rope by MacAvoy gentle stories but magical.
Barbara Hambly- James Asher series (victorian vampires) also the sunwolf series (true fantasy but for the sheer pleasure of reading about Starhawk its worth it)
More recently
Jes Battis, Toni Andrews, Jenna Black, Carole Nelson Douglas- Delilah Street Paranormal series, Marc Del Franco- Laura Blackstone series
Kim Harrison -Hollows series
Tanya Huff
J R Rain
Caitlin Kittredge, Nocturne City and Black London series
Maria Lima, Blood Lines series
Katie MacAlister
Devon Monk Allie Beckstrom series
Charles Stross Merchant Princes series slightly more SF, but totally gripping
Charlaine Harris - Harper Connolly series

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 00:49:56 BDT
Stairway to Hell

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 02:27:36 BDT
Oracle says:
Kevin, you're not allowed to spam on here and it's completely rude to recommend your own books regardless. Please remove your post.
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