Author: Marieke Nijkamp

ARC Review: The Radical Element, edited by Jessica Spotswood

Posted March 8, 2018 by Madalyn / 6 Comments

 What a delightful, intersectional anthology about kickass female protagonists in various historical settings! The Radical Element is a follow-up to A Tyranny of Petticoats, also edited by Jessica Spotswood and focusing on awesome women in history. This collection featured many authors I’ve read and loved, as well as three new-to-me authors (one of which I cannot wait to read more from now!!). Overall, I thought this book did an excellent job of providing perspectives that have historically been erased due to oppression. It was so intersectional– it featured lots of #ownvoices authors, and none of the diversity felt tokenistic at all. I can only personally speak to the queer rep, but it felt great to see myself in historical narratives […]

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This Is Where It Ends | The Most Emotional and Gut-Wrenching Book Ever

Posted December 28, 2015 by Christy / 12 Comments
This Is Where It Ends | The Most Emotional and Gut-Wrenching Book Ever

I honestly don’t even know how I’m going to write a review that will do This is Where it Ends justice. I can sit here and say ‘that was seriously the most gut-wrenching, emotional and heartbreaking book that I have EVER read.’ Which it was, but that’s not enough. A Parent’s Worst Nightmare School is a place that is supposed to be safe. We drop off our kids in the morning thinking they will be learning things vital for their future. We never think that we’ll get that call saying that our kids are in danger from a shooter in the school. That is something that happens somewhere else, to other people. At least that’s what we think. But, the […]

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