4.5 stars Sisters Serina and Nomi have very different fates: one in the palace, one in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to be a Grace, someone to stand by the heir to the throne as the shining, subjugated example of a perfect woman, while Nomi, her rebellious younger sister, has been groomed … Continue reading Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression
3 stars amanda lovelace's series of poems in a witch doesn't burn in this one aim to inspire and empower women to take control of their own stories. I guess I'm just not a modern poetry person. I'd like to preface this with the fact that most of this is just pure personal preference. I'll indicate … Continue reading the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace (DRC): Women! Feminism! and…a Broken Laptop?
5 stars Based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, Blood Water Paint is a stunning debut in verse on feminism, rape, and justice in a historical setting. Artemisia Gentileschi's mother died when she was twelve and she now lives with her father, painting his commissions as he signs his name on … Continue reading ARC: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
5 stars An adorable contemporary romance with a unique voice, When Dimple Met Rishi is a tale of two teens, Dimple and Rishi, from Indian families as they fall in love. Dimple is the daughter of two Indian parents and all she wants to do is go to a summer program for aspiring web developers … Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
2 stars Rupi Kaur's poetry collection was not what I expected. I've heard great things and raving reviews about it from two friends, but I just had a lot of issues with this collection. Here's the official summary before we dive into anything: milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. … Continue reading milk and honey by Rupi Kaur