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Books: Chicks Kick Butt, edited by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes  
16th-Mar-2014 10:54 am
Chicks Kick Butt, edited by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes. Urban fantasy and regular fantasy anthology. Paperback, 349 pages. Loaned.

This was an anthology of women in various states of power, intelligence, cleverness, emotion, and deceit. I was a little shocked at the average body count in the book, as more than one fight scene included the slaughter of almost everyone in the courtyard/bar/park. Many of the stories were about characters in established series, with the implication that I should know about them already.

The last story, which blended border guard experiences on the Mexican border with the Wild Hunt in Germany, was more thought-provoking and interesting than I expected. I have read many versions of the Wild Hunt and the Goblin King, but never one with quite this twist. It made for a very satisfying ending to a slightly frustrating book.

I picked up the book on loan from Kaelikat. I recommend it to anthology lovers who prefer plenty of action and clever women.

Books for 2014
16th-Mar-2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your thorough book reviews. We seem to have very similar taste in reading!
16th-Mar-2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. I am not doing a great job of reviewing everything I read, but when I bother, I hope to provide the important things: the story, the good/bad, why I started it, and to whom I recommend it. This is generally the review format for book reviews done at the Unshelved comic strip site, which I recommend if you are looking for more variety or gift ideas.
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