It's been ten years since Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe in order to create a normal life for her daughter, Harmony. True, running a tattoo parlor in Madison, Wisconsin, while living with your Amazon warrior mother and priestess grandmother is not everyone's idea of normal, but Mel thinks she's succeeded at...more
Mel left her Amazon tribe after her baby son died (or was killed) after birth, and makes her living as a tattooist. Her teenage daughter doesn't know about her Amazon heritage or potential powers. Then dead Amazon girls start being dumped at Mel's door. Drama.
This is a completely ove ...more
Devoti has built an Amazon culture that is partly based on Greek myth, but contains some rather special elements of her own invention such as the role of tattoos.
I identified with the protagonist who never quite fit in with the Amazon ...more
it was very refreshing and brought about some great insight into family dynamics (both ancient/tribal as well as modern).
the whole book is set up around a murder mystery. someone is killing young amazon ...more
The book is set in the modern USA, in Wisconsin, but with one major difference: Amazons are real, and they've been living undetected among "mundane" humans for about 2,000 years. For the most part, they live nomadically, moving between Amazon encampments scattered across the coun ...more
Mel is an Amazon, but she's lived apart from the tribe for ten years, working as a tattoo artist and raising her daughter in Madison, Wisconsin. When someone starts killing Amazon girls and leaving their bodies on Mel's doorstep, she's forced to reengage with her people and her past. Along the way, she also confronts (first through choice, then through circumstance) the gender s ...more
Unfortunately, Mel is drawn back into the Amazon world once dead Amazon girls are left on her doorstep. Wanting to fin ...more
Knowing that it is most definitely not a coincidence, Mel has to summon her courage to ...more
The Amazons in this story were very interesting. I liked that they all had different abilities, although I wish some of the abilities had been discussed in a little more detail. My favorite part of the whole story was that the main character was a tattoo artist. I love body modification (I have 11 piercings and 5 tattoos), so I was really excited for two of my favorite things to be come together in a novel: tattoos and urban fantasy. I was a little let down in the fact that the ta ...more
AMAZON INK’s premise of modern day Amazons is unique in urban fantasy and perfectly suited to genre. The plot is simple enough, someone is killing young amazons and leaving them for Mel to find. Despite having left the tribe a decade before, Mel is forced to work alongside with the Amazons, and deal with hostility and suspicion from both sides while tracking down a killer who may be targeting her own daughter next.
The idea of Amazons, female ...more
All Mel has ever wanted to do was fit in and raise her daughter, Harmony, in the calm, normal world of humans. That's kind of difficult when you're an Amazon turned small business owner and tattoo a ...more
In fantasy, there's always a certain amount of unlikely stuff you have to buy into, but this one had me saying, "Oh, come on!" more than most. A bunch of highly-trained and in-bred warrior women, who spend most of their day training, even though they have no one to fight. These Amazons manage to keep their existence secret, even though they've g ...more
There’s a lot of well thought out Amazon culture and history. Having animal tattoos involved in amplifying their Amazon powers is creative.
I’ve never come across the idea of male Amazons before. Having their sons join together is an interesting idea. I’m sad at the way they’d been treated. It’s ...more
I really wanted to like this book but it was just so boring! Aside from being predictable, it wasn't even interesting. Someone has been murdering and dumping young girls on Mel's doorstep. Instead of having empathy for the families involved, she just dumps the girls elsewhere and notifies no one. What a cowardly and selfish heroine. It's such a pity this story didn't appeal to me, because I love the idea of a powerful matriarchal society. I' ...more
I'm very interested in the potential between Reynolds and Peter. I hope that Mel enjoys both before making a decision.
In terms of the characters. I don't know where I stand with Peter, Bubbe or Cleo. Each has deceived and betrayed Mel even if it was with good intention. I would like to see how Mel deals with tha ...more
Added to that is a cast of unique characters that stand as quirky individuals despite their socio-cultural cult. Devoti makes these women come alive with such flair. Mel's dynamic portrayal, purely ...more