Chicks Kick Butt (Shifters #6.5)
Chicks Kick Butt is an anthology that features one of the best things about the urban fantasy genre: strong, independent, and intelligent heroines who are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be)....more
This book is very misleading. Rather than being a collection of stories celebrating women who are both strong and feminine, it is simply various short sequels, prequels and spin-off stories from popular urban fantasy series. Some of them are mildly entertaining, but most are not. Or at least, they're not to those who, like me, are unfamiliar with the series they come from.
Most of the stories cannot be appreciated if you aren't already a hardcore fan and in love with the characters. Seeing as I...more
"Shiny" by Rachel Caine starts off the book with a story from this popular author's Weather Warden series. Joanne has weather magic, and her boyfriend David is a powerful Djinn. On an outing t...more
A Dorina Basirab short...
The best story for me in this collection.
Shiny by Rachel Caine 3 stars
Part of her Weather Warden series
Hunt by Rachel Vincent 3 stars
Part of her Shifters series. Not bad the heroine was a lot less whiny than Faith..
Monsters by Lilith Saintcrow 3.5stars
Not part of a series. Interesting though.
Vampires Prefer Blondes by P.N. Elrod 3stars
Old time mystery feel to this one.
Plot a little confusing but I did enjoy it.
Nine-Tenths of the...more
Shiny by Rachel Caine: A story from her Weather Warden series, which I plan on continuing some time soon;...more
Double Dead by Cheyenne McCray: I have yet to read any of McCray's books, but it seemed counter-productive to begin with this short story, especially
Shiny by Rachel Caine—3 stars
(Weather Warden series)—Joanne and David encounter a New Djinn as she is doing a photo shoot. Chaos ensues and Joanne uses her warden powers to try to stop bad things from happening.
This story w...more
Rachel Caine´s Shiny, Joanne and David goes head to head with a djinn on the run.
Karen Chance´s In Vino Veritas, dhampire Dorina challenges a gang of vampires in her own way.
Rachel Vincent´s Hunt, Dani, a werecat, goes camping with friends. A more serious story with blood and murder and you feel sorry for Dani and her suffering.
Lilith Saintcrow´s Monsters, Eleni is out for revenge a...more
Shiny by Rachel Caine ~~ A long drive to a picnic at the beach with Davi...more
Since anthologies are hard to review, I'm breaking this down by each story, so here goes in the order that they are in:
Shiny by Rachel Caine
Love the Weather Warden series and it was fun to be back with Joanne and David! Shiny includes an awesome car chase with Joanne behind the wheel trying to track down another Djinn. One with a major attitude pro...more
I love strong female characters, but if you're just having them win against thuggish, easily beaten men and then have them swoon into the arms of their g...more
These were my faves, but other readers might have different faes:
Rachel Caine gives us a light hearted Weather Warden story in "Shiny" with a mischievous young Djinn who interrupts Joanne and David's plans for a nice picnic.
Rachel Vincent's "Hunt" has werecat Abby's camping weekend wit...more
It was ok. I've read the Weather Warden series of course and it's always fun to find short stories of previous favorite series. I'm always tempted to give at least 4 stars to these things in consideration to previously well built up series but I find this one inconsistent. It's written well enough and the quality is consistent of the Weather Warden but the time line is confusing. I just don'T know when to insert it. It's one problem for me when I liked a series well....more
Overall a good compilation of stories starring strong female protagonists. Some of the stories are chapters taken from pre-existing series, and some are stand alone.I read a review stating that you had to already be a fan of the different characters; I disagree, because even though I dislike "jumping in at the middle" of a story, they were good enough to get me curious about reading more from those authors.
This book introduced me to authors I didn't know about before and I became a fan of at l...more
Such as P. N. Elrod and Carole Nelson Douglas, who wrote my personal favorite stories of t...more
I especially enjoyed Karen Chance's short story about Dorina getting into a drinking bet with Chang the Chinese Vampire boss. There was no serious butt kicking in this story, however the funny banter and drunk Dorry was just great entertainment. I love the touching scene in the end with Louis-Cesare....more
I am not really that familiar with the urban fantasy genre, so this book was a great way to educate myself without committing to an entire series, since it seems like most urban fantasy novels are not stand-alone fiction. For the most part, the stories were enjoyable and fast-paced (there were only two or three that I didn't enjoy). I also like the idea of the spotlight being on strong female leads.
I recommend this book for...more
These may be damsels in distress but they are not waiting for anybody to come and rescue them.They are all more than capable of taking care of themselves.The ladies face everything from werewoves to vampires, demons to human slavers....more
This anthology is full of fun, fiesty females who don't play the damsel in distress card. Each one demands respect and continues to earn it. Many of the stories in this book take place in their respected universes. For example, Rachel Cain's story "Shiny" takes place in the world of Weather Wardens. This book has novellas from authors Rachel Cain, Karen Chance, Rachel Vincent, Lilith Saintcrow, L.A. Banks, Cheyenne McCray, Susan Krinard, P.N.Elrod, Jeanne...more
My favourite stories: "In Vino Veritas," Karen Chance; "Monsters," Saintcrow; "Nine-Tenths of the Law," Jenna Black; and "Monster Mash," Carole Nelson Douglas.
My interests definitely don't cover fey, necromancers, or nearly incomprehensible Norse mythology, so a few of these stories were less relevant...more
The authors I do read, did not disappoint. Shine by Rachel Caine brought back Joanne and David. It had been such a long time since I read anything from the Weather Warden series. Even though the story was a little boring, I enjoyed it. In Vino Veritas by Karen Chance was one of my favorites. Dorina gets in to trouble with a vampire gang and I loved the title. Abby kicked ass in Hunt by Rachel Vincent. M...more
In Vino Veritas by Karen Chance- I have read all the Dorina Basarb books to this point, I actually like this series more than h...more
Onca hikaye arasından ikisini ya da üçünü güzel buldum. Sıkıldığım bir antolojiydi. Özellikle sert kadın karakterleri seven bir okuyucuyum, kitabın daha çok hoşuma gideceğini düşünmüştüm.
Antolojide yer alan hikayeler bunlar.
Shiny by Rachel Caine
In Vino Veritas by Karen Chance
Hunt by Rachel Vincent
Monsters by Lilith Saintcrow
Vampires Prefer Blondes by P. N. Elrod
Nine-Tenths of the Law by Jenna Black
Double Dead by Cheyenne McCray
A Rose by Any Other Nam...more
Monster Mash=uninteresting, lack of character investment, did not finish; prob won't read her again
Wanted=typical, annoying, depressing; will not read again-get a new idea besides bounty hunter
Mist=depressing, great imagery, fantasy and very typical; please stop playing into typical female/male unsp...more
04/12/2012 - Read the Rachel Vincent story. Abby is camping with four human friends when three hunters invade their camp. Much more would probably hit spoilers, given the story is so short. Jace is the only other regular character from the series that shows up. 4 stars
The Jenna Black story is from the "Morgan Kingsley"...more