The Women's War

The Women's War

In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core. When a nobleman?s first duty is to produce a male heir, women are treated like possessions and bargaining chips. But as the aftereffects of a world-altering spell ripple out physically and culturally In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?w...

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Title:The Women's War
Author:Jenna Glass
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Queen of the Unwanted
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:560 pages pages

The Women's War Reviews

  • Anna
    Apr 22, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

  • Geonn Cannon
    Nov 13, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

  • Janet
    Apr 08, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

    This has been billed as something of an epic-fantasy answer to Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a deeply misogynistic collection of kingdoms where, depending on the country, women are treated as anything between third-class citizens and barely sentient breeding devices. (For instance...

    Note to reviewers and blubers; just because it is a dystopian tale of the misogyny and abuse of women (who come to gain a type of power) does not mean it is feminist. The story is set in Seven Wells, seemingly like the medieval world. Each of the wells produces a type of magical elemen...

  • Lesa Divine
    Mar 13, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

  • Darcy
    Mar 10, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

    This has been billed as something of an epic-fantasy answer to Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a deeply misogynistic collection of kingdoms where, depending on the country, women are treated as anything between third-class citizens and barely sentient breeding devices. (For instance...

    Note to reviewers and blubers; just because it is a dystopian tale of the misogyny and abuse of women (who come to gain a type of power) does not mean it is feminist. The story is set in Seven Wells, seemingly like the medieval world. Each of the wells produces a type of magical elemen...

    I really liked how this was a "I am woman, hear me roar" book. Sure with magic and potions things look a bit different than our world, but women are suppressed and used and abused in different ways. The one way that horrified me was how women were thrown away in disgrace if they were d...

  • Sami
    Oct 03, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

  • Renee
    Nov 11, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

  • Angela
    Mar 17, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

  • Sahitya
    Mar 04, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    Mar 12, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

  • Sana
    Sep 17, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

  • Helen Power
    Mar 06, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

  • Anneke
    Mar 03, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    Apr 17, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Feb 23, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

  • Rebecca
    Apr 06, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

    This has been billed as something of an epic-fantasy answer to Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a deeply misogynistic collection of kingdoms where, depending on the country, women are treated as anything between third-class citizens and barely sentient breeding devices. (For instance...

    Note to reviewers and blubers; just because it is a dystopian tale of the misogyny and abuse of women (who come to gain a type of power) does not mean it is feminist. The story is set in Seven Wells, seemingly like the medieval world. Each of the wells produces a type of magical elemen...

    I really liked how this was a "I am woman, hear me roar" book. Sure with magic and potions things look a bit different than our world, but women are suppressed and used and abused in different ways. The one way that horrified me was how women were thrown away in disgrace if they were d...

    This one feels impossible to review because I have so many feelings. There were a lot of things I really liked: world building, magic system, pacing, writing style, characterization, character arches, and the premise. Simply put this book is about women who were systematically and repe...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 08, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

  • Beth Cato
    Feb 23, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

  • Ashley
    Mar 07, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

  • Tasha Robinson
    Mar 31, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

    This has been billed as something of an epic-fantasy answer to Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a deeply misogynistic collection of kingdoms where, depending on the country, women are treated as anything between third-class citizens and barely sentient breeding devices. (For instance...

  • Nichole
    Mar 14, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

  • MundiNova
    Dec 21, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

  • Shelby
    Feb 26, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

    'In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core.' THIS SOUNDS SO FUCKING GOOD, I'M SHAKING (if only the cover was a little illustrated, though) ...

    This has been billed as something of an epic-fantasy answer to Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a deeply misogynistic collection of kingdoms where, depending on the country, women are treated as anything between third-class citizens and barely sentient breeding devices. (For instance...

    Note to reviewers and blubers; just because it is a dystopian tale of the misogyny and abuse of women (who come to gain a type of power) does not mean it is feminist. The story is set in Seven Wells, seemingly like the medieval world. Each of the wells produces a type of magical elemen...

    I really liked how this was a "I am woman, hear me roar" book. Sure with magic and potions things look a bit different than our world, but women are suppressed and used and abused in different ways. The one way that horrified me was how women were thrown away in disgrace if they were d...

    This one feels impossible to review because I have so many feelings. There were a lot of things I really liked: world building, magic system, pacing, writing style, characterization, character arches, and the premise. Simply put this book is about women who were systematically and repe...

    *I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads* I was very excited to read The Women's War, the blurb hooked me but the story really blew me away. Imagine a male dominated world full of mystery, magic, and politics. Now imagine women taking power over their fertilit...

  • Riley
    Feb 26, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

  • Jenny
    Feb 26, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

  • Carrie
    Feb 06, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    Mar 04, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

  • Lucia
    Dec 30, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

  • Melissa
    Sep 15, 2018

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...

    Great fantasy novel based on feminism. The magic system, while I can?t picture exactly what it would look like, is still explained intricately in is mechanics. The politics of the various principalities is well thought out and intriguing. The characters are multifaceted, and in fact ...

  • Jypsy
    Jan 23, 2019

    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...

    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce.  But the tables have finally turned. A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...

    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...

    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...

    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...

    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...

    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...

    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortunat...

    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...

    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...

    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...

    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...

    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...

    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.     4.5 hearts   I really loved this!  It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...

    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...

    No time for a "feminist" book that doesn't include queer women. ...

    Signed paper-ARC - free loot from ECCC. ...

    The Women's War is a complex fantasy story. It's also a long story. Be prepared to read for days. Definitely a feminist leaning story. In a world where women are treated like trash and sold or sent away by men, a few strong willed women cast spells to change that. What will happen with...