Shadow of Night (#2 in All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

“No, Diana can save herself. She even saves her significant other, Matthew de Clairmont on more than one occasion. This pattern continues in the second installment of the trilogy Shadow of Night.”

Green Rider by Kristen Britain

“One of my main complaints about fantasy novels is that there are too many dudes; when there are female characters, they tend to all be the same: angelic damsel-in-distress; the witty but always beautiful side-kick; the wise, but frightening and aloof queen; the evil temptress. Blah blah blah. The lack of variety bored me.”