Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Post: Women Wielding Blades @ vvb32 reads

Inspired by recent book covers sporting images of women with swords, daggers, knives, etc. I decided to create an event featuring some of these books.
Join me this week and meet some female characters who kick-butt with blades (giveaways included).
AND, feel free to share some titles that you enjoyed reading.
Here are a few snippets...

The particular inspiration for Butterfly Swords was the martial art of Wing Chun which was believed to be developed in secret in resistance to the Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD).
- Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
- read more about the Jeannie's inspiration here


I am Deuce. Tears spilled down my cheeks as the nerve endings died, but the scars appeared one by one, proclaiming my strength and my ability to weather whatever I found out in the tunnels. I had been training for this day my whole life; I could wield a knife or a club with equal proficiency.
- Enclave by Ann Aguirre
- read more of an excerpt here


a dagger is used with a short ivory hilt encrusted with red jewels, the butt of it covered in gold
- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
- read an excerpt here


* Thanks to Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick for this guest spot ;-D
* image source: blades silhouette
* part of Women Wielding Blades event, April 8-14, 2011 at vvb32 reads


I want to thank vvb for stopping by today and telling us about her awesome event that’s going on now. Check it out now for wonderful posts & lots of giveaways. You can see my other contribution to this event w/ my Shop on Saturday Women Wield Blades event.


Kristina said...

Those all look good!
Eon and Eona were good. Wow I can't think of many YA books with weapon covers. I can think of a lot of Urban stuff with kick ass chicks, but not many YA

Anonymous said...

All the giveaways look awesome!!

Chrisbails said...

The books look great and love the giveaways. Keep up the great book and author recommendation.

Midnyte Reader said...

What a great idea! I *have* been seeing a lot of books with gals wielding swords. (I really can't wait to read Enclave though!)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read Eclave, it looks so awesome!

Also, I just added your button to the sidebar of my blog.

buy rift account said...

really cool~ women wielding blades!!\m/