Mini Reviews #7: We Should All Be Feminists/ Miranda in Milan/ The Monster of Elendhaven

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πŸ’‰ I have seen many people talking about this book that I had to finally pick it up! I thought that it was very logical and it makes me sad that someone had to teach and tell people about these things!

β€œCulture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”

πŸ’‰ I need to be honest and confess that I thought that this was going to be extremist but it was not!! This is the feminism that we should truly have and I do support it! I actually read the whole book to my friend in a long car ride and it gave us some space to discuss this topic and I think this is the important thing! We almost agreed on everything and we also agreed that it deserves 3 stars because the book did feel a bit choppy sometimes! And some of the arguments were not so convincing. Another friend of mine recommended the author other book which I will be reading for sure.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

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β€œDorothea was sand and sea, Miranda thought dizzily. She was wind and water and heat all at once, a tempest of her own making.”

πŸ’‰ This book did exactly deliver what it promised, a sapphic retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest! I am not fan of classics and I did not read the tempest but I looked up a couple of summaries online to see what it was online and this stayed close to the original story with the addition of queer elements.

πŸ’‰ I did not love this one and neither hated it, I just thought it was okay, since I am trying to write a short story, I have been appreciating writing styles more and more and the author does have a good prose!

πŸ’‰ So in short, if you like classics and you like The Tempest, then there are good chances you will like this one specially if you want something queer!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

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πŸ’‰ Look how beautiful is the cover! I asked the publisher for a copy and being the awesome people they are, they immediately provided it!

πŸ’‰ I have seen many positive reviews for this book and that makes me feel less guilty, I like to support new authors, I can’t sugarcoat this because I really did not understand it.

πŸ’‰ The beginning was good and I thought I know why people liked it and then things started happening and I did not know why they were happening! Did I miss anything? Was there really no motivation for the characters actions? and where was the story going, I did not know? It was a short novella but I lost interest and even considered DNFing it but I finished it and felt absolutely nothing! I hope you’re in the people-who-loved-this-book if you ever try to read it and not end disappointed as I did!

Rating: 🌟🌟

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Note: Thanks for Tor.Com for providing Miranda in Milan and The Monster of Elendhaven in exchange of an honest review!

πŸ’‰ What novellas and short stories do I need to read next? leave me some suggestions guys!

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4 Comments

  1. I’m with you on Miranda in Milan! I was expecting a lot more from it, and in the end it just ending up being “okay” for me. And ahhh I totally get why you didn’t enjoy Elendhaven. Not understanding the characters’ motivations can be really frustrating.

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