Review: Sisters of Fire by Kim Wilkins
3.5 Stars , Reviews / January 31, 2019

Sisters of Fire picks up 4 years after Daughters of the Storm left off. It has a good amount of action, plotting, scheming, betrayal, etc. Each of the sisters are on their own path. Bluebell is working with her father, the King, and continues to have quite the fearsome reputation as a warrior. Rose has been cast aside and banished by her husband and is raising her younger child in a remote area. Her daughter Rowan is also featured with her caretaker who have been living in an isolated wood. I really enjoy that pair of characters and enjoyed seeing Rowan grow her independent and motivated personality. Ivy is Duchess and her older husband is quite frail. She continues to have questionable judgement and can be a bit selfish/vain. Ash is travelling with a mysterious companion that seems a bit scary at times, but have been hunting for a dragon across the lands, each for their own reasons. And then there is Willow. Willow seems to have gone a bit off the rails with her zealotry and has taken the villain route with her life and training (not that she sees it that way, but villains rarely do). It’s an…

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday / December 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is : Winter 2018 TBR I know that I might not get to all the books I want to read this winter, but here’s the list of the top 10 books I absolutely would read given all the time. The first on the list was from this year, a book I know I need/want to read, so I am going to try and prioritize it. The rest are all releases between now and the end of February that I’m anxious to get my hands on and look forward to reading!   What are the top books on your TBR this winter?

Review: Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
4 Stars , Reviews / February 27, 2018

Daughters of the Storm just grabbed me from the very beginning. I found the story to be fun and well paced, and the range of characters kept it interesting. There are five sisters, all daughters of the King, who is declining in health. Each of these women are incredibly different and each interesting in their own way. The oldest sister, Bluebell, is a fighter that has pretty much shunned any marital or remotely feminine expectations of her. She is an amazing (and well known) warrior that has a very strong personality. I have to admit, I enjoyed her fierceness quite a bit. Rose is a sister that has been married off to help secure peace with a neighboring kingdom. She is a Queen, but she wants something different for her life. She feels trapped and would obviously prefer to flee if given the choice. Ash is interesting as she is quite powerful with magical abilities. She is way more powerful than anyone says she can be, so she keeps some of it to herself. And then there are twins, Ivy who kind of reminded me a bit of Sansa in the early Game of Thrones books (a bit eager for…

Friday Firsts – Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
Friday Firsts / February 2, 2018

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well. I have to admit, this one has pulled me in really quick. There are multiple POVs and so far I’m happy with all of them and am just super curious to keep reading. Always a great sign! This prologue is a different POV, I haven’t quite figured out how much we will get from it since I think this is really the story of the daughters.   Prologue A thousand times he had murmured her name in the soft darkness; now, though, he didn’t know her name. He didn’t even know his own. The rain had set in outside the bowed wooden shutters. Endless mornings under dark-gray, swirling clouds that unburdened cold water from one end of Almissia to the other had turned the roads to stinking mud: Gudrun could not send for a physician, and she…