Storm Fall by Tracy Banghart (Rebel Wing #2) Published by: Alloy Entertainment Publication date: December 16th 2014 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis: In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . .
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In my Rebel Wing series, the main character, Aris, is what I’d consider a strong female character. In fact, there are a LOT of strong women in the books. But Aris isn’t aware of her own strength at the beginning of the first book. She has to find her way. I think there are a lot of different ways a character can be strong, whether it be physically, like Katniss, or through sacrifice, like Beauty in the story of Beauty and the Beast – she takes her father’s place, willingly, even though she thinks the beast is going to kill her! And then you have those characters who don’t start strong, but grow and change as the book goes along. Here’s a list of my favorite strong female characters. They’re not necessarily the “typical” go-to’s, but I think that if you like reading about strong women, you’ll enjoy these books! My 10 Favorite Books with Strong Female Main Characters Graceling by Kristin Cashore Sunshine by Robin McKinley On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends. She writes novels featuring strong women, realistic romances, and tight female friendships because she believes in cultivating worlds where women support rather than compete with one another, and first kisses happen en route to new adventures, instead of in lieu of them.
Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
- $25 Amazon GC,
- 1 set of Kindle copies of Rebel Wing and Storm Fall,
- A prize pack of Alloy Entertainment paperbacks, including: You (Caroline Kepnes), How to Love (Katie Cotugno), The 100 (Kass Morgan), and Let’s Get Lost (Adi Alsaid)