TOP 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses

Yes! I love the topics for February and it’s time for another TOP 5 WEDNESDAY. This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and you can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. For this week’s topic, it’s all about Biggest Badasses. It’s about time to mention my favorite badass heroes and heroines. Without further ado, let’s get this started.

  • Fredrik Gustavsson The Swan and The Jackal by J.A. RedmerskiThe Specialist, The Master Torturer, The Jackal. This man is charismatic, attractive, seductive but dangerous. Though this series is filled with badass assassins like Victor Faust, Izabel Seyfried, Niklas Fleischer, and Nora Kessler. He is my favorite together with Seraphina Bragado. I jusr love Fredrik and he needs a love life.
  • Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – My all time favorite badass heroine. Nothing beats my favorite goth hacker gifted with a sharp photographic memory, who can pull a bigger weapon when someone hurts her (she can do the damage twice.) and she hates men who hate women.
  • June Iparis from Legend by Marie Lu – she has beauty, intelligence and courage. The Republic’s prodigy is definitely included on my list of badass women. I just love her with Day.
  • Perry from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – He is one of the characters with great survival instincts especially being a savage.
  • Sydney Sage from Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead – She may not be like Rose Hathaway ( who kicks butt villains or an assassin like Celeana Sardothien (Throne of Glass) but I love how she learns to defend herself. Physically and magically. I love this alchemist.

Who are your favorite badass characters? Let me know on the comments below. 🙂 



The Swan and The Jackal by J.A. Redmerski

TSTJPages: 261

Goodreads Rating: 4.21/5 stars

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Romance, Suspense, Dark, Thriller, Adult, Crime

Publishing Date: March 5, 2014

Publisher: Self Published

Summary (Goodreads):

Fredrik Gustavsson never considered the possibility of love, or that anyone could ever understand or accept his dark and bloody lifestyle—until he met Seraphina, a woman as vicious and blood-thirsty as Fredrik himself. They spent two short but unforgettable years together, full of lust and killing and the darkest kind of love that two people can share.

And then Seraphina was gone.

It’s been six years since Fredrik’s lover and sadistic partner in crime turned his world upside-down. Seraphina went into hiding and has eluded him ever since. Now, he’s getting closer to finding her, and an innocent woman named Cassia is the key to drawing Seraphina from the shadows. But Cassia—after sustaining injuries from a fire that Seraphina ignited—suffers from amnesia and can’t give Fredrik the information he desperately seeks. Having no other choice, Fredrik has been keeping Cassia locked in his basement as he not only tries to get her to recall her past—because she and Seraphina share it—but also to protect her from Seraphina, who clearly wants her dead.

But Cassia is a light in the darkness that Fredrik never believed existed. After a year subjected to her kindness and compassion, he finds himself struggling with his love for Seraphina, and his growing feelings for Cassia—because he knows that to love one, the other must die.

Will light win out over darkness, or will something more powerful than either further destroy an already tortured soul?

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