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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  169 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Amazon queen Zery Kostovska has never questioned tribe traditions. After all, these rules have kept the tribe strong for millennia and enabled them to live undetected, even in modern-day America. Zery is tough, fair, commanding–the perfect Amazon leader.

At least, she was. A new high priestess with a penchant for secrecy and technology is threatening Zery’s rule. Plus, with
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Published April 27th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published April 1st 2010)
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I'm going to say this right off the bat--I did not like this book. I didn't like it so much that halfway through I put the book aside, looked at my friend and commented that this was one of the most ridiculous, poorly written books I'd read that year. I finished it, but I also returned it the next day.

Bottom line: If you want something good, look elsewhere.

Books like Amazon Queen are rare as a concept--a character that is well-established as a powerful figure in her community who has to make a c
Nothing ever stays the same and that is something Amazon queen Zery is slowly coming to understand. For the past ten years, Zery has staunchly enforced the strict Amazon way of life in her small tribe but it seems that within a matter of days her very way is life is coming apart at the seams. Until recently, Zery considered her tribe's only enemy to be a group of sons - men who had been born to Amazons, but who had been abandoned at birth in order to preserve the all-female Amazon way of life. B ...more
This is actually the second book in this series. "Amazon Ink" is the first book. I had not read that first book, but this book was written well with just enough background in the preface. In this book, Zery is a very traditional Amazon warrior Queen. However, the threat she thought she would have to face is not the one she will have to fight. Things nag at her especially with her new priestess, but are quickly thrown away. If you can't trust the tribe you pour your life into, then who can you tr ...more
AMAZON QUEEN by Lori Devoti is a story full of intrigue and suspense. Bringing the legendary Amazons to modern times, Ms. Devoti has created a world where we get just a kiss of the paranormal. The story is fueled by action and drama, the perfect characteristics to get a reader hooked.

The second in the Amazon series, AMAZON QUEEN follows Zery, queen of the Amazons. A race of Artemitis worshiping women, the Amazons are incredibly gifted with height, strength, and certain magical abilities. Of cour
I was really not impressed with this novel for several reasons. While the idea of the book was intriguing to me, the author just wasn't able to really bring it life. I'm having trouble finding the right words to explain why I didn't like this for some reason.

It's a story about Amazons but it didnt really come across that way to me. It was like being an Amazon was secondary, or minor, instead of the main focus. I have re-written this several times trying to find the words, but I keep starting ov
Amazon Queen (Amazons, Book 2) by Lori Devoti
Paranormal Romance-Urban Fantasy-Apr. 27, 2010
4 1/2 stars

Amazon Queen is the 2nd in Lori Devoti's Urban Fantasy series about Amazon women. It is an absorbing and fast-paced read. If you have ever been interested in the fabled Amazon women, the author does them justice. She layers her story with a complex plot filled with paranormal beings that have super human powers and mythical Greek gods.

The Amazons are an ancient race of woman who worship the go
Terri (Reading By Starlight)
Jan 14, 2014 Terri (Reading By Starlight) rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes urban fantasy, little emphasis on romance
Amazon Queen was okay, but didn't grab me in the same way that Amazon Ink did. In Amazon Ink, Mel was fighting for more than herself and her own sense of identity. She was fighting for those things, but ultimately, she had a daughter and mother and grandmother to protect. Zery's struggle just never felt that important to me. She was more worried about her warriors following the new priestess, and for a woman in her nineties, this seemed like a ... younger(?) thing to worry about. I realize that ...more
I didn't like this book as much as the first one, but I did manage to finish it. It's the start of the Amazon Queen Zery's story (Mel's former best friend from book 1 in the series.) Parts of it were original and interesting, but too often I wanted to yell at Zery to open her eyes and notice the evil bitch standing right next to her. She seemed very politically inept for a 200 year old queen.

Premise: the Amazons are in a tizzy about the newly discovered Amazon sons, who have shapeshifter powers
Zery is the leader of the Amazons. A very powerful group of women with extraordinary gifts. Zery has held dear to everything she new about what she believed was the truth. She learns that things aren’t as they should be like that there are shape shifters. When the Amazon sons decide to attack Zery and her tribe, Zery learns the hard way about just what guns can do. With this new enemy whom can match Zery and her women skill or skill, she is going to have to watch her back every step of the way. ...more
Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries)
I have not read the first book in this series, Amazon Ink. But the initial reviews I read stated that it worked well as a stand-alone book, which I found to be true. Any references to prior events are integrated and explained enough (especially in the preface) so that the reader doesn't say to him/herself "Huh? What's that all about?"

Having said THAT, it took me a while to really get into this book. I wanted to like it from the start, but there were a few places in the first half of the book whe
Zery is nearly a century old. She is a good queen who values the Amazon tribe. Her character was established in the first book of series, Amazon Ink. This book finds Zery on a mission to steal back a son, a male child of an Amazon.

This answers my first question as to why Amazons are all women. They aren't. Male children have previously been maimed or killed. The second question, of course, is where do they find a mate? Again, they don't. They simply use a strong male human for perpetuating the r
Eliabeth Hawthorne
Amazon sons, gifted with similar magic to the Amazons, have kidnapped an Amazon baby. In the midst of trying to get her back, Amazon queen Zera Kostovska has to compete with a bold, defiant, younger, more tech-savy high priestess named Thea in modern day America. Zera, who has never used the internet, is uncomfortable with Thea’s less traditional plans and blatant unwillingness to follow orders.

Not having read the first book, Amazon Ink, I did not understand the role of fairy godfathers, especia
After realizing too late that this book was the second in a series, I moderated my excitement of reading it and braced myself to be somewhat disappointed (at least until I could read the first book afterwards), however; the book exceeded my expectations and I am now all the more excited to read more of the series. The preface provided just enough background on the story to give me some semblance of knowledge of the characters' pasts and the events leading up to those that transpire in this story ...more
I started reading this book on my first day here in NYC for BEA. I was lying on the bed waiting for the bathroom to get free, soon enough I was completely engrossed. Ms. Devoti knows how to draw a reader into a story and just latch them onto the book like a leach, like my imagery there? ;) I was literally engrossed to the point of not being able to hear or see anyone around me while reading this story. The book is a sequel but you don't need to have read the first book to understand what is happ ...more
This is a follow on from Amazon Ink, but as previous reviewers mention, this can be read as a stand alone. I didn't bond with Zhery in the first book, it was hard to bond with her in this one, towards the end of the book I realised that I did like her and respect her opinions. The brothers are back and trying to protect a child of an amazon and a brother, Zhery is Queen and follows the High Council in what they have asked her to do, not realising that she is being led along a dark path. Zhery fo ...more
This is not nearly as good as the first in the amazon series. It may be because I don't really care about kidnapped babies, or it may be that every single character in this comes off as unlikable. There are amazons that want to stick to their ways and live in the past, and those that want progress. There are backstabbing evil amazons that want to undermine you at every turn. It's all very soap opera. Well, soap opera mixed with frantic action movie maybe. Either way, I wasn't impressed, and amaz ...more
Zery, an Amazon Queen, has never been more unsure of anything in her life. For generations Zery and her people have lived quietly and without threats from outsiders. Now, the Amazon sons are showing signs of female traits which has her wondering if the males have any other talents they have been hiding. Zery admits that certain changes do need to be made within the tribe but she isn't quite sure how to go about it. Her power is slowly slipping away. Will she be able to save her people? Or will s ...more
I was so excited for this book as I really liked the first one and thought the myth based on the Amazon culture was very different from what I have seen. But the first 100 pages in this dragged, it seemed like we were covering things that we already knew. I also thought the last 100 pages dragged too. There was a lot of stuff going on but it got confusing. There were so many people you didn't know if you could trust or thought they had betrayed the tribe that when it finally came down to knowing ...more
The first book Amazon Inkwas high concept. This one was very action oriented. There was a bit of character development, but nowhere near the level of complexity in Amazon Ink. I normally like fast paced books, but if I can't get interested in the central character, then none of the events have as much impact.

Another problem was mythological. A goddess is brought into this novel that I know very well. The Amazon who chooses to worship her has goals that this particular goddess would never support
The heroine of this book isn't the heroine of the first book. She's the best friend of the first heroine, an Amazon queen who felt betrayed when her friend abandoned the Amazons. But things are getting really weird. There's a new shaman at the camp where the Amazons live, and this shaman isn't doing the regular stuff. And she's been ordered to recover a stolen baby--but the baby is a boy, not the girl she was told it would be. This story is a lot more twisty than the first one, and I had more tr ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
I read Amazon Ink when it first came out and was fascinated by the strong character of Mel. This book is told from the point of view of Zery and the characters follow through in this one as well. If you haven't read the first book in the series, I think you can pick this one up and easily get into the story and characters. This is fast paced and there is some potential romance but it is not fully followed through. There are some nice subplots that really keep the story moving and I hope that the ...more
William Bentrim
Amazon Queen by Lori Devoti

A new take on the Amazon warrior, this book is set in current times. The conflict between the status quo and change defines the book.

Zery, an Amazon Queen, discovers that the Amazon sons have powers and skills similar to her own, she is shocked. Moreover she is shocked to discover that many of the “truths” she had taken for granted were not necessarily true. Shape shifting, sword fights, gun battles, there is action a plenty for all readers. This isn’t a great book bu
Amazon Ink is the first book in the series and you do not did not read it to be able to follow the story line in Amazon Queen. But you may enjoy it more if you do. The author does a good job of describing the Amazon tribe and the life style. The characters are good but predictable. The story line has a few good twist and turns. But I really could not get into it. Urban Fantasy is a new genre for me, and I am not sure if it appeals to me. So overall I would say the book was OK and I think it woul ...more
Cassandra Phoenix

This was a slow starter and took me a while to get into, but in the end it was worth it. The inner conflict Zery has about change and acceptance is realistic. I also enjoy reading books set where I live. I'm hoping there might be more in the series eventually, I'd like to see what happens with the Amazons and the sons.
Sara Södergren
Again... the setting is really interesting, but the heroine falls a little short. Some twists I had expected all along, but on a whole... meh. Well, I am gonna have to read the next one, as this is still just a small teaser along the way.
intersting book about amazon's who live in michigan/illnois..overall okay.
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Lori Devoti grew up in southern Missouri and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism. She, however, made it clear to anyone who asked, she was not a writer; she worked for the dark sideadvertising. Now twenty years later, shes proud to declare herself a writer and visit her dark side occasionally by writing dark, sensual paranormal romance, ...more
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