Saturday, 23 January 2016

#Kickasswomen giveaway (closed)


Welcome to an awesome giveaway provided to us by Simon and Schuster Canada

I have read Dark Territory and The Passenger and I will be reviewing both of them for you today!

DARK TERRITORY

This book takes us on a wild ride through the underground railroad for women that are in abusive relationships. Our main character is Signey Sheppard, she is one of the volunteers for the organization. In this particular volume of the series we are following her with a woman that has needed to run away from her husband with her baby in tow. The husband is not abusive to her or the child, however, there are secrets that he is keeping that the wife has found out, and has put her and the baby in danger.

The husband is an up and coming Doctor with lots of resources on his side, so finding a spot to hold the wife and baby proves to be difficult. The organization has plenty of resources to choose from, so they decide to take the wife and baby through the US instead of bringing them over the border in to Canada. 

The pace of this book was awesome, I truly felt like I was on the ride with them. It was also nice to read about some places in Ontario Canada that I knew about. There is a side story in this book as well about someone called "the tracker". We do not learn till a little while in to the book why he is keeping track of Signey, why he would have any interest in her at all. He is very good at what he does, and can even find her when she is using a fake ID. 

Overall this book was close to being perfect for me, I give it a 4/5! I highly recommend it for anyone looking for something fast paced and thrilling.

THE PASSENGER

This book takes a whole new look at the meaning of "shedding new skin" if you will. One of the opening lines of the book is In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

This is just the beginning of what you will have to take Tanya's word for throughout this novel. She is fantastic at hiding and taking on other identities. There are some interesting characters that she meets along the way, and lots of questions that are not answered till the very end of the novel.

Tanya has secrets from her past, even prior to Frank's death, and it was exciting to try and figure out what that secret is throughout the novel, and I was nowhere close to figuring it out, I can tell you that. 

Tanya puts on many different faces through this novel, some of them good, some of them not so good. I cannot imagine what she was thinking sometimes, and I think that is part of the point of this book, she is an unreliable character. 

Overall I really enjoyed this novel, and would rate it a 4/5 as well, if you are a fan of thrillers, this book is absolutely for you!



Now on to the giveaway, this is Canada only please, All you have to do is thank Simon & Schuster in the comments, and give a suggestion of a book that you have read that has a kick ass woman in it!



38 comments:

  1. What a super give away! Thank you madame Bookworm and a big thank you to Simon & Schuster. Fingers and toes crossed for a win

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  2. What a super give away! Thank you madame Bookworm and a big thank you to Simon & Schuster. Fingers and toes crossed for a win

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  3. Anonymous1/24/2016

    Love to win the books. Thanks S&S. Fave strong female character? Scout from To kill a mockingbird.
    Kim Vey

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  4. Thanks SImon & Schuster! I'm gonna go with Ma from Room.

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  5. Thank you Simon & Shuster. I feel that Lisbeth Salander in the Girl With the Dragon Tatoo series is a kick ass woman.

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  6. Thanks Simon & Shuster for being completely awesome. And I'm going to have to go with my bae, Hermione Granger. #bookwormpower

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  7. Thank you Simon & Schuster!! I am reading A Night in With Audrey Hepburn -- loving it :D

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  8. Andrea Bilec1/25/2016

    Thank you so much Simon & Schuster! I would totally recommend Gretl Schmidt from The Girl From the Train as a #kickasswoman

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  9. Thanks Simon and Schuster! All of these kick ass women are so amazing and I totally agree with all of them! I would cast my vote for Nancy Drew! Lol

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  10. Anonymous1/25/2016

    Thank you Simon & Shuster! Oh 'Girl with the dragon tattoo" series.

    Debbie Morrison

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  11. Thanks Simon & Shuster Canada. I love Stephanie Plum as she is not only kick ass but klutzy like me, lol

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  12. Thank you Simon&Shuster! Anne in Anne of Green Gables is a strong female!

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  13. Thanks Simon & Schuster Canada! I think Louisa Clark in Me Before You is definitely kickass!

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  14. Thanks Simon and Schuster! I love books with strong female leads. Eve Dallas from the "In Death" series is one of my favourites!

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  15. Thank you Simon & Schuster! I'm going to go with Flavia de Luce from the Alan Bradley mystery series that starts with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. She may be only eleven years old but she is smart, brave and determined!

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  16. Thank you Simon & Schuster! Can't beat Jane Eyre!

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  17. Thanks Simon & Schuster! Seveneves by Neal Stephenson has a few kick ass women in it. I definitely recommend reading it.

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  18. Thanks Simon & Schuster! A kickass character would have to be Izzy Spellman from The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.

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    1. Congratulations Chandni, you are the winner! Please email me your information so I can pass it along hollyewarner@gmail.com

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  19. Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada. My favourite Canadian kick ass female is Elena Michaels in Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld series.

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  20. That's awesome, Simon & Schuster Canada! Thw Distance From Me to You by Marina Gessner is a YA novel with a strong female protagonist!

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  22. First of all, thank you Simon & Schuster Canada!! It's rare to find contests open to Canadians only! Claire Fraser (Outlander) is my favourite strong female character. She definitely kicks ass!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Alix AKA Owl from Owl and the Japanese Circus my Kristi Charish. I love that she's daring and bold (basically the opposite of me haha)!

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  24. ‪#‎KickAssWomen‬ My heroine that kicked ass was Lisbeth Salander from The Girl That Kicked The Hornets Nest

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  25. Thank you Simon & Shuster for feeding my love of books! My favourite #KickAssWomen is Elena in Bitten.

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  26. Simon and Schuster you rock! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on cool books. I think Aminata Diallo from The Book of Negroes is among #kickasswomen!

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  27. Thank you Simon and Schuster. Reading Clara Hughes' book and boy, is she a real life #KickAssWoman! Inspiring!

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  28. Thank you Simon and Schuster!
    I love you and your books.
    Check out Purple Hibiscus by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

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  29. Thank you so much Simon Schuster! My by far favourite kick ass woman would have to be Rory from Christy Sloats Slumber Duology!

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  30. Thank you Simon and Schuster! Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would be my choice for a kick as woman.
    Deanne

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  31. A super big thank you to Simon and Schuster. They just sent me an ARC of a book they thought I'd like and I never even requested it -- talk about generous!! DD Warren from the Lisa Gardner series is a‪ kick ass woman! #‎KickAssWomen‬

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  32. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for the kick-ass giveaway! Beauty Queens features some kick-ass women!

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  33. Thank you Simon and Schuster �� I really enjoyed Cassie's character in the Fifth Wave.

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  34. Anonymous1/27/2016

    Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for the kick-ass giveaway! Kinsey Millhone is a kick ass woman, from the Sue Grafton series.

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  35. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for an awesome giveaway! My favourite kick ass woman is Laura from 419 by Will Ferguson.

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  36. I love Faye in Breathe she is intelligent, honourable, caring and brave! Plus she's a super cool librarian (which doesn't sound awesome but in this book it is)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Love the book giveaways! Thank you Simon & Schuster!

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