Publication: March 8, 2016
By: Candlewick Press
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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.
With stories by:
J. Anderson Coats
Y. S. Lee
*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
I'll be honest, anthologies are not my favorite thing to read. While they are a great way to experiece my favorite authors while also being introduced to new ones, there are always stories that leave me wanting more. And knowing a few chapters is all I'm going to get can be frustrating.
When I saw the author line up for A Tyranny of Petticoats, I knew it was going to be different, so I decided t give it a shot, and I'm really glad I did!
Even if historical fiction isn't your usual jam, this one has fantasy and mythology elements as well. Read it!