The Acid Test of Naia Mills: A Feminist Book Review

I’m almost certain Fiona J.R. Titchenell has never been a con artist on an intergalactic space station, but she could’ve fooled me. The Acid Test of Naia Mills, the first in Titchenell’s series of novella-length science fiction fairy tale adaptations, was so textured it jumped right off the page. Before starting the novella, I wondered… Read More

Thorn by Intisar Khanani: A Feminist Book Review

Previous F-BOM author partner Intisar Khanani has a new book out this week, Thorn, a retelling of The Goose Girl. You should probably head over to her Twitter or Facebook pages right now, since Intisar is celebrating her book’s birthday with an extended giveaway campaign! *** I don’t want to brag, but I read Thorn… Read More

Dealing with Dragons Review

When I was told that Patricia Wrede‘s Dealing with Dragons book had knights, dragons, princesses, talking frogs, wizards, and witches in it, I probably made a weird, scrunched up face. It sounds like the typical damsel in distress (and there are some of them in the story) in a fantasy setting. But Dealing with Dragons is not quite… Read More