Given that books are one of my favorite things in the world, I’ve decided to jump on the Waiting on Wednesday bandwagon because few things bring me greater joy than pimping books I’ve either read or can’t wait to read. In case you haven’t heard of it, WoW is a weekly meme created by Jill from Breaking the Spine where bloggers highlight what books they are eagerly awaiting!
My pick this week is A Tyranny of Petticoats, an anthology edited by Jessica Spotswood! I’m loving the cover of this book and they pretty much had me at ’15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls’! As someone who loved pretending they were a badass as a child (I was totally Wonder Woman all the damn time) and as a connoisseur of badass babes (Buffy and Nikita are my girls), this book is so up my alley, it’s not even funny!
This is what the big wig reviewers are saying…Brassy bank robbers, brave trailblazers, and ball-busting débutantes make all sorts of noise in this collection of 15 stories…Each individual story is thoroughly researched, and each includes an author’s note explaining the context. The heroines are tough and memorable and full of heart, and the concept is irresistible. Stock up—this one will practically sell itself.
—Booklist (starred review)
Crisscross 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.