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Book Title:
A Tyranny of Petticoats
Book Author:
Edited by Jessica Spotswood
Publishing Date:
March 8th, 2016
Candlewick Press
Date Read:
March 17th, 2016
ARC from publisher - Thank you!


From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

Criss-cross America β€” on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains β€” from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

With stories by:

J. Anderson Coats, Andrea Cremer, Y. S. Lee, Katherine Longshore, Marie Lu, Kekla Magoon, Marissa Meyer, Saundra Mitchell, Beth Revis, Caroline Richmond, Lindsay Smith, Jessica Spotswood, Robin Talley, Leslye Walton and Elizabeth Wein

My Review

I don’t read a lot of anthologies or short stories, but when I came across this book a few months ago, I was super excited to read it.Β  I waited patiently (okay, so rather impatiently, actually), and thanks to the … Continue reading

4 stars