The Fantasy Feminist

Book Reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Histroical Fiction

Grave Mercy Review

Grave Mercy is an intriguing prospect. A historical fiction read for young adult reader, this offers a new context to indulge and escape into. Taking place in fifteenth century France, we follow Ismae who is taken to a nunnery after... Continue Reading →


Shadow and Bone Review

Shadow and Bone review   Set in a world inspired by Russian folklore, this is the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy that had all the ingredients to be a great read. Unfortunately, so many things fell short... Continue Reading →

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan

"When Auraya was chosen to become a priestess, she could never have believed that a mere ten years later she would be one of the White, the gods' most powerful servants." Priestess of the White follows Auraya as she ascends to... Continue Reading →

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie Reivew

As the debut novel of Abercrombie, it is only fitting that it is read, reviewed and analysed as just that. First books are rife with raw potential that will be honed, crafted and refined as the writer builds up their... Continue Reading →

The Contract of Maddox Black Review

The story follows Maddox Black who had recently returned to her home after a lengthy time at sea to claim her birth right, her father’s journals. She quickly discovers that she isn’t the only one after them and she is... Continue Reading →

Monto! Feckin’ Monto!

This historical crime novel is set in Ireland, taking place in the early years of the twentieth century. The plot centres around a heist involving the Irish Crown Jewels which remains unsolved. What really binds this book is the attention... Continue Reading →

Short Story…

When Keanu was little, her grandmother often spent the nights telling stories. With each story, she would say, "sometimes, the ending isn't obvious." The ending to what? It was a question often asked in their adobe hut, when the stars... Continue Reading →

Gods Behaving Badly by Mickey Ann

Gods Behaving Badly follows Cate a fallen goddess living in the mortal world who lost her soul to Hades. We see how she deals with the human world, juggling her anger issues and her clingy ex Ares who shows up... Continue Reading →

Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory

Order of Darkness is Philippa Gregory's young adult historical fiction series which follows Luca Vero, a novice priest, who is recruited into a secret order to travel across Europe to investigate the end of days. It is through his travels... Continue Reading →

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