Christine (Black Forest Basilisk) tagged me in this awesome tag by Dianthaa (Dianthaa Dabbles) in honor of International Women’s Day, highlighting women authors. Please read on for some of my favorite and anticipated reads by some badass ladies about badass ladies!
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
This was one of the first books I read in 2020! A genderswapped retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo: Amaya saves a man from drowning who promises her riches and revenge, and they hatch a plan where Amaya masquerades as the mysterious and wealthy Count Yamaa in order to seek revenge on the captain of the Brackish, and a merchant that Amaya believes to have been involved in her father’s death and her mother’s sale of her. (Book 1 of 2)
A Delicate Deception by Cat Sebastian
Cat Sebastian’s writing is always a delight (if you know me, you know I’m a huge fan) and this book was no exception. All the characters are wonderfully queer, despite this being a MF romance. Amelia has escaped the London society life for a quiet life in the countryside, but a rude, tall, charming, handsome man keeps interrupting her solitary walks. (Book 3 of 3, can be read alone)
Everything is Beautiful, and I’m Not Afraid by Yao Xiao
A beautiful and poetic collection of thoughts and experiences as a queer immigrant. It was very lovely and personal, and definitely made my heart ache the whole time. The comics and illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and sometimes deceptively simple; every small panel has so much hidden detail to it.
Tarnished Are The Stars by Rosiee Thor
This is a book that’s been on my TBR for quite some time now and sounds absolutely up my alley. Anna is an illegal clockworker providing black market medical technology to those in need, but she’s on the run from the Commissioner’s son, Nathaniel, when Eliza, an assassin, enters the fray.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
I have yet to read this book but it’s high up there on the TBR! Nirim lives in a harsh society where pleasures such as eating sweets and brightly colored clothing are only available to the High Kith. Follow the rules or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. (Book 1 of 2)
It’s a short post from me today because I’m just absolutely exhausted by all the craziness that’s happening right now coupled with being a health care worker at this time, so any thoughts and good vibes are greatly appreciated. Hope everybody is staying healthy and washing their hands! Drop a comment and let me know what you’re reading to help you get through this time. I’m currently working on Ravensong by TJ Klune!
With love, Pei