I got another 2 star review. I know, I know, when you offer a book for free you're sure to end up with click happy people who really should have read the sample and reviews PRIOR to clicking the buy button. Some people just can't resist something free ;p
The main gist of this review is that she doesn't get it and can't follow it. All good, not everyone is going to like every book so I'm fine with that. What really irked me is the section below.
I read a lot of fantasy including romantic fantasy. I could not get into this book at all. I liked the concept. While it stretched my beliefs that these 20-somethings were blackbelts AND into archery AND into sword play and could sew and do magic...ok, I can suspend some belief to further the storyline.
It pretty much sent my inner feminist on a total rage *lol* because guess what? These characters are based on my friends and what I know. So, please suspend disbelief while I list the achievements - weird, wacky and otherwise - of myself and my friends and our current ages (or what age we achieved them at). And join in!! I'd so love to hear what you've done/can do.
What irks me the most about the comment, is that it's a female making such a judgemental comment.
C'mon people as females we get pigeon holed enough by the opposite sex, lets not do it to each other! So tell us your fantastic achievements and if you have daughters/nieces/friends, hell any girl out there who needs or wants a boost of girl power, send them this way, cause we want to know just how awesome they are. And boys you are very much welcome, some of my favourite reviews are from guys who obviously prefer a kick-ass female lead to a damsel in distress.
Nicole age 28 (almost 29 Yikes ;p)
Tramping - since the time my parents could strap a pair of boots on me.
Sewing (the character
is based on my Grandmother Ada who is an incredible seamstress to the point I saw it as magic as a child) Ada
Belly dancing (where I acquired the nic-name Dimples..)
Practising Witch for 10 years - Not practising anymore, my beliefs are more about what Witchcraft and Pagan's root beliefs are. Yes I created the spell in the book and yes it could technically be used (though sorry, as with all 'spells' they really are about attracting positive energy rather than 'zap bang').
Writing! Though some may disagree *lol*
Basic training in Taekwondo, Karate, Jujitsu & fencing
Classically trained vocalist
Jewellery designer and maker - used to sell it in a boutique store
Orienteering, 2nd in National Champs (under 18 year olds)
Basic Air force training
My whole secondary schooling was earned by continuing scholarships
Qualified Technical Laboratory Microbiologist and Chemist in both human pathology and food technology
And general geek *lol* (we all use Siany as our reference manual *grin* her knowledge is vast)
Pixie aka Sarah - 28
Taekwondo (black belt)
Ballet - on Pointe till I was 19
Sword fighter - German sword fighting, a new international sport
Learning to ride so to participate in 'skill at arms' exercises (where participants ride a horse and complete fighting) not brave enough to joust (yet;p) but my dad and brother do.
Serious sewing and handcraft skills
Have 2 degrees – BCA (commerce) and BSc (Science) majoring in Maths, Psychology and Finance (2006-2009).
Currently finishing my honours in finance (2010-2011)
Victoria Graduate Award 2009/2010
Reserve Bank Scholarship (2007-2009)
Netball (2yrs wellington reps)
Skiing since whenever you were first able to ;p
Underwater Hockey (does the mental image of this amuse anyone else? Amuses the heck outta me ;p)
Sally - 40 (
Represents NZ in Smallbore shooting - has done for years
Does pole dancing for fitness (WOO! Go Salz)
Exceptional sewing skills
Kerrin - 29
5 yr competitive gymnastics
11 yrs competitive springboard and platform diving (the memory of Kerrin pushing herself slowly up into a handstand from sitting will stay with me for EVER!)
BA in English Literature
Completed two novels
Secretary for Playgroup, Soccer player, writer, card maker, sewer, studying for Early Childhood Degree.
A mother of 2 beautiful kids (and daily migraines for two years since and still doing it all!)
So c'mon - tell us your fabulous, quirky, or excelling achievements!
Take care all!