Have you been to Cainsville yet? Heads up on this awesome series by Kelley Armstrong, author of the bestselling Darkness Rising YA trilogy and the Women of the Underworld series of adults, both of which blew me away with their strong female leads, smart character choices and page turning plots that pretty much guarantee you’ll end up forgetting a meal or two. I enjoyed the first book in the series, Omens, and can’t wait for the second!
Want to check out this series for yourself? Random House Canada is offering a great prize package for one of my readers. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY (Canada only) for a chance to win a paperback copy of Omens and a hardcover of the new book in the series, Visions.
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Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.
But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.
Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.
Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.
Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.
Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?
Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.
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So excited for the next book!
Ohh so many good female protagonists it’s hard to choose. If I had to pick just a few I’d say Hermoine Granger, Lucy from Chronicles of Narnia, Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, and Celie from The Colour Purple
Katnis Everdeen from the Hunger Games, my fav.
I’d go with Hermione Granger from Harry Potter because she showed me that you could be a cool intelligent heroine instead of always hiding behind her male counterparts.
Jenetta Carver from A Galaxy Unknown series by Thomas DePrima and Theo Waitley from the YA Liaden Spin-Off series by Sharon Lee & David Miller are 2 of my favourite female lead characters.