Genre: Girls & Women

Book Review: When Women Were Dragons

Book Review: When Women Were Dragons

Have you ever read a book that you didn’t know you needed in your life until you read it? That was my experience with When Women Were Dragons, which so effortlessly and eloquently captured the unique experience of being a woman, with all of its societal challenges, that my soul felt soothed. Added to this much-needed perspective, which chronicles the struggle of being a young woman in the 1950s, is […]

Posted March 15, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Iron Widow

Book Review : The Iron Widow

Hearing the hype about Iron Widow, and loving the idea of the story, which marketing boldly proclaimed is Pacific Rim meets A Handmaid’s Tale, I picked up this young adult novel. To put it bluntly, Iron Widow, and books like it, are the very reason I have mostly stopped reading young adult novels. In a nutshell, Iron Widow reads worse than some Wattpad stories, and despite having a good core […]

Posted January 17, 2022 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Book Review : Witchshadow

Book Review : Witchshadow

It pains me to admit this, but Witchshadow was my least favorite of all the books in The Witchlands series so far. Perhaps I was just too hyped for Iseult’s entry in the series and was simply cruising for disappointment. Whatever the case, I found Witchshadow to be a bit of an inconsistent and confusing mess with a lot of wasted opportunities. Though I did like the overall darker tone […]

Posted June 28, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Midnight Bargain

Book Review : The Midnight Bargain

I was pretty excited about The Midnight Bargain from the second I read the synopsis. The novel is a magical feminist satire with commentary on the inequality of women and men’s role in that. In The Midnight Bargain, women with magic are forced to wear collars that dull their world, prevent them from using magic, and protect their babies from spirit possession in the womb. Main character Beatrice is forced […]

Posted August 10, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Romanov Empress

Book Review : The Romanov Empress

Out of the two Romanov books I read this year—the other being I Was Anastasia—The Romanov Empress was my personal favorite. I never gave any thought to the mother of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, also known as Minnie. This book was clearly extremely well researched and I learned so much from it, despite it being historical fiction. I enjoyed this atypical princess story, but got a little frustrated […]

Posted July 13, 2018 in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction
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