Tag Archive | female protagonist

Obernewtyn

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

Coraline

Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]

The Flywheel

The Flywheel by Erin Gough My rating: 4 of 5 stars This took me a while to read because I got sidetracked testing our OverDrive collection at work – let that be no reflection on how good this book is!Despite the fact that I wanted to slap Delilah for being a selfish, irritating, judgemental teenager […]

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alice has been twelve for a long time, ever since it happened. Alice lives with her younger/older brother, Joey, her dog, Bear, and Gram on the floodplain at Bridgewater. Their lives are hard, the town thinks them to be poor and […]

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars.For the first two thirds of this book the three main characters, who are all female, drove me NUTS! Whinging, whining, irritating losers and liars – all three. Rachel, who is the focus voice, is an unemployed alcoholic, an […]

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really had some issues with the ending of this book. The story just tied up really nicely, with a bow on top, and felt – I know – that someone living with a parent who has war-related PTSD would […]