We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop

4 stars Revna is caught using illegal magic, but instead of being imprisoned, she is taken to a special women’s military flight unit to undertake deadly missions against her country’s enemy in the cover of the night. Meanwhile, Linné is disguised as a man on the front lines, but when she’s discovered, she has two … Continue reading We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

It's been 200 years since the iconic piece that *basically* started science-fiction was written. And Kiersten White's The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein was such a perfect retelling commemorating this work! Not only do you get to read all of my gushing thoughts in this post, but there's also a giveaway and a bunch of ways … Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (DRC): A Hard-Hitting Feminist Fantasy That Actually Embodies the Word “Feminist”

5 stars When the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she has no memory of what came before she … Continue reading Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (DRC): A Hard-Hitting Feminist Fantasy That Actually Embodies the Word “Feminist”

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns! There's a bunch of fun things planned, such as a bunch of sneak peek quotes from the adavnce copy, a giveaway (ooh!), and a totally awesome list of reasons why you should read this book! Without further ado, let's get started! … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

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