The Fantasy Feminist

Book Reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical Fiction

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston Review

The Winter Witch is an urban fantasy set in a rural and rustic Welsh setting. The Welsh culture and language was something that drew me to this book, offering the reader an insight into one of the world's colonized and... Continue Reading →


The Wheel of Manipulative Women.

  Currently, I am six books into Robert Jordan’s acclaimed and beloved fantasy series, and six books with putting up with the irritating display of female characters. I literally want to tug at my braid every time Elayne comes onto... Continue Reading →

Age of Swords Review

Michael J. Sullivan is a trusted name in high fantasy. His stories are always filled with compelling plots, great character dynamics, and overall an enjoyable reading experience. Like all fans of his work, I wasn't sure about leaving behind Royce and Hadrian,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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