Friday, February 16, 2018

Five books with strong female characters and no romance

At Cultura Colectiva, María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards tagged five books with female protagonists you'll love if you hate romances. One title on the list:
Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann (2013)

As the second part of her saga based in the life of Ellie McEnroe, a war veteran who fought in Iraq, the story focuses on Ellie's life in Beijing, working as the representative of a highly controversial dissident artist. However, even when her life in China hasn’t been calmed, things will get even more complicated when she decides to help an old friend from the Army to search for his missing brother. Their quest will get her involved in a secret and dangerous conspiracy involving a biotech company and a group of ecological terrorists. Definitely a great example of women taking over parts and roles that were saved for men in the past.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Hour of the Rat.

--Marshal Zeringue