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[Review] The Tyranny of the Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood


Title: The Tyranny of the Petticoats
Authors: 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 Wein
Page count: 354 Pages
Format availability: Hardcover, Paperback, e-Book
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: March 8, 2016
Series / anthology / stand alone: Anthology
Overall Rating:

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

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.

With stories by:
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
Jessica Spotswood
Robin Talley
Leslye Walton
Elizabeth Wein

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

15 short stories relations to American history in the centuries ago. I’m not much reader in a genre of histories but this is a great tell tales. I’ve been driven to 15 stories and the way I imagine it, the girls from the past are really bad ass and lovingly awesome. They’ve been all great and exciting since it is my first time to read stories like this. They’ve giving facts on the author’s note and their favorites scenes in what place, war and character they want to share to the readers. I totally love it 🙂

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Stories 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Mother Carey’s Table by J. Anderson Coats
Oceans and ships are the first thing that I imagine for this short story. Never heard of this author before but the way she delivered tha story of Joe from the beginning, it’s understandable what’s the meaning of Mother Carey’s table.

The Journey by Marie Lu
This is the very first story that I read from Marie Lu. I know her books from Legend Trilogy and the Young Elites but I haven’t chance to read them. But she drags me to a wonderful and snowy adventure of Yakone and I enjoyed it! Whereas, folklore and myths are the one’s leading for their journeys and beliefs in their lives. It’s greatly written short story and the way I imagine every scene I practically want it more.

Madeleine’s Choice by Jessica Spotswood
Royalties is one of the great english histories. It is like a vintage old english style, setting in New Orleans, which I totally like it. It’s a great love and twisted story about a girl that wants to marry the guy she knew loves her. Having beliefs in voodoos excites me.

El Destinos by Leslye Walton
I’m not into some gods and goddesses but this short story brings life what are these from long years ago. She brought me the fascination of goddesses that control the destiny of mortal from birth to death and this is really revealing knowing that they have this myths in American history.

High Stakes by Andrea Cremer
Driven to the world of monsters, I met the gorgeous Klio and her adventures (includes dirty hands stuffs). It’s very usual to meet monsters and the myths they believe in their histories. But this one is good bloody battle story.

The Red Raven Ball by Caroline Tung Richmond
Another riches story from Washington, about betrayal and looking forward what future they behold. Girls on this time are spies and trying to make revealing things for their opponents. She show here also the smartest choice for Lizzie.

Pearls by Beth Revis
Guns and teachers are most particular needed in American History. For this story, giving us thoughts how the children, at very young age, they have to teach younger people to attain the education they needed. On the other hand, guns are need to survive.

Gold in the Roots of the Grass by Marissa Meyer
Communicating with ghosts and talking them is one of the ways that soldiers and/or people get a chance to talk to their love ones. This story was made bu Marissa Meyer, author of Lunar Chronicles, it’s great and wonderfully written. Can’t escape to the fact that I got into the nerve about ghosts.

The Legendary Garrett Girls by YS Lee
Cute story of sisters who have their own saloon at early age. Getting on big deals for Soapy was the hardest task for them but in the end they know how to control those. It is a really cute and loving story another from their history.

The Color of the Sky by Elizabeth Wein
Intriguing story of the first black woman who got pilot license. It is a journey for one girl, Antonia, getting on her dream to be a pilot and fly like Bessie Coleman.

Bonnie and Clyde by Saundra Mitchell
Bonnie and Clyde had been my favorite story in American history of all time. They’re one of the badass couples robbing banks and didn’t care if they caught or not. An inspired story made Saundra Mitchell comes alive with perfect Bonnie and Clyde love story and running from law.

Hard times by Katherin Longshore
This is a story where teenagers are looking for food and work just for a living. And they met a reporter that could help them what they needed and to hear their voice all over the world. A fascinating story, touch my heart for teenagers having depression and experience hunger just to survive.

City of Angels by Lindsay Smith
Wonderful and touchy story about a girl that is a writer and been working to US in WW2. She explains herself more digging her love to work and fall in love with a girl unexpectedly.

Pulse of Panthers by Kekla Magoon
Running from the law, a pool of guys went to Sandra’s house to practice together. She witness what they’re working and what’s the purpose of Panthers in history.

The Whole World Is Watching by Robin Talley
Riots are one of the most commonly happens including to this generation. It’s showing that people should hear their voices, that’s why they protest. This story shows that it never been wrong to fight whatever you are, black or white, man or woman, as long as you can fight for what is right, you will prove them.


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