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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

The Book of Ivy Finale - 3.5 stars

The Revolution of Ivy - Amy Engel, Taylor Meskimen, Listening Library

This book wraps up the Book of Ivy duology and continues with Ivy trying to survive on the other side of the fence. She faces everyday challenges like finding food, water, shelter and she crosses paths with other Westfall rejects and people living on the outside, some good, some bad.


I would have enjoyed this story more if Ivy wasn't so irritating. She is a pathological liar and will literally lie about what she ate for breakfast. She would just compound one lie after another and honestly, some of the things she lied about were just so incredibly minor and stupid that it made the plot feel completely forced and unnatural. I think if the author wanted the story to go in a certain direction she definitely could have found a better way to do it.


Why can't the female protagonists be more like Saba from the Dustlands Trilogy or even Kelsea Raleigh Glynn from the Tearling Trilogy?? I'm so tired of reading about these whiny, lying, insecure, annoying females that lack self-confidence and make the worst decisions ever! Do I just know how to pick them or are strong female leads really the minority here??


If anyone knows of a series with a strong heroine (from beginning to end), I would love to know! Preferably within the sci-fi, space-opera, dystopian/post-apocalyptic, horror, steampunk or fantasy genres.  Thx!