Hi dear friends!
First things first: I apologize again for not blogging much this week but I’ve been through what was maybe the most tiring work week in my life so far! It was very interesting and productive but I went home beat on my feet and could only shower, eat and sleep!
But today is Friday!!!!!
So yes I am posting my I Heart Character one day late, sorry Dani!
I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger lover for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love.
Today’s topic is A Redo Character (Use or reuse a prompt from the past…) and I chose to use my first prompt: A Warrior Woman because:
1) I love warrior women (I am all for Girl Power and co);
2) I have just finished a book with a badass heroine and will come up with someone I won’t already have raved about before (keeping it fresh and all that jazz).
Science fiction is usually not my “thing” (dystopian aside) but after reading all their very convincing posts and review I gave it a first try months ago with Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff and I loved it! By the way I ordered the first book from the Illuminae series!
I could not leave it at that of course, overachiever that I am, and ordered on Black Friday “Honor Among Thieves” by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguire. And yes I know I was on a book ban this month but …it was Black Friday and only one (not so) tiny book right?
Well I dove right in this week, took some time to read it because see above “most tiring work week of my life” and finished today!
Now I already want the second book of this amazing series. Expect a review by Monday max.
Honor Among Thieves has a badass heroine: Zara Cole!
Well who am I kidding? Even Bea went from scaredy cat to kickass by the end of the book.
But who is Zara Cole?
Zara Cole is human with a piece of alien DNA, the aliens being the Leviathans. She’s been slightly altered as a kid to help her eradicate atrocious migraines *I can relate as my daughter is fighting migraines for eleven years now*.
Zara is essentially a rule breaker. In this new world where humanity escaped destruction thanks to the Leviathans she is like a spot on a stainless shirt: unwanted.
What do you do with spots? You trye to eliminate them.
Well if Zara was not really killed she sure went to “rehab” countless time just to escape and enter “The Zone” that place outside of Paradise where misfits and rejects survive in stealing and scamming. She had to fight her way.
I won’t give many details but one day she’ll be chosen as an Honor, a human accompanying a Leviathan for one year and she will be absolutely amazing!
Unearthing secrets, kicking some crawling spider or lizard like viruses, helping her Leviathan friend heal going through his arteries, through goo etc. as he was hurt by a metorite…
She is a wizz kid messing with mechanics and assembling home made weapons.
She is used to fight to survive, to flee and outsmart her opponents.
Even big bad Leviathan elders don’t deter her from helping and protecting her friends.
Smart, courageous she also is deeply compassionate and extremely loyal.
I would want her having my back any time of the day!
“I understood why I’d been chosen. Why I’d been plucked out of the grim and struggle.
I’d always been at war.”