A Tyranny of Petticoats | Review

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A Tyranny of Petticoats | ReviewA Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood, J. Anderson Coats, Andrea Cremer, Y.S. Lee, Katherine Longshore, Marie Lu, Kekla Magoon, Marissa Meyer, Saundra Mitchell, Beth Revis, Caroline Tung Richmond, Lindsay Smith, Robin Talley, Leslye Walton, Elizabeth E. Wein
Series: A Tyranny of Petticoats #1
Published by Candlewick Press on March 8, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction
Pages: 354
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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 — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — 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.

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To be honest, I’ve not read that many anthologies. The only other ones I’ve read are Press Start to Play and Summer Days and Summer Nights. That’s why I knew that A Tyranny of Petticoats was one that I wanted to check out, especially because I absolutely loved the other anthologies that I’ve read.

There’s just something about short stories. I get attached to the characters and then they’re gone forever within twenty pages. There’s just something magical about them.  

Of course, I was most excited for the stories by Marissa Meyer, Beth Revis, and Marie Lu. I really liked Meyers and Revis’s. Marie Lu’s story was actually one that I didn’t enjoy all that much. This was sort of a disappointment since her story was right in the beginning. I of course ended up loving some other stories as well, such as Elizabeth Wein’s.

Upon researching A Tyranny of Petticoats a bit on Goodreads, I actually saw that there’s going to be another anthology within the same sort of genre by different authors! I’m definitely going to be checking that out when it finally releases because I definitely enjoyed this one.

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3 Comments

  1. I'm slowly becoming a fan of anthologies. I like the little stories that they are just fun and easy to read. I've heard of this anthology and it certainly sounds like something I should read. I just need to get my hands on a copy.

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