Tuesday, May 02, 2017

2017 book 78

Maria Turtschaninoff's Maresi
Well, this was the perfect book to read after rereading The Handmaid's Tale! It's a really wonderful YA fantasy out of Finland, first in a trilogy, all about a young novice living in a cloister of women on a remote island, and what happens when a new novice arrives, fleeing her terrible (in the literal sense) father. But it is ALSO about female empowerment, and the importance of education and knowledge, and great friendships between women, and using religion and magic to defeat terrible men. So I loved it a lot. Can't wait for the sequel. A/A-.

Content warning for attempted rape and other terrible actions by men against women.

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