A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
While this book wasn’t perfect by any means I still really enjoyed it. ACOFAS is the last book (novella) in this series to follow the story of Feyre and Rhys and is set during the Winter Solstice. I really enjoyed that this book contains POVs from both Feyre and Rhys as well as Cassian and Mor and we get a couple of pages from Nesta’s. However, it felt a little jarring that Rhys and Feyre’s POV chapters were in first person and the rest were in third. Overall I really enjoyed this book especially the message about healing through art that is very prominent throughout however, I did have a problem with the way certain characters within this were treated. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars.
The Beauty and The Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve
I love the Disney version and I’m always on the look out for Beauty and the Beast retellings as Which is why I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to reading the original fairy tale, though I can safely say it did not disappoint. I really joyed the fact some of this is really different to the Disney version as it made me feel like I was reading something almost completely new. I also really loved that this edition is illustrated as they added to my overall enjoyment of the book. I gave this 5 out of 5 stars.
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan
*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
This is definitely the best poetry collection that I have read. I loved that this was written by a variety of different poets as not only do you get to read a variety of different poetry styles but you also get to ear the voices and experiences of a diverse group of women. These poems are both powerful and inspiring as well as very emotional. Some of my favourite poems throughout this were “A Woman’s Place” by Denice Frohman, Sally Rides Speaks to the Schoolgirls by Laura Fairgrieve and An Open Letter to the Protestors Outside the Planned Parenthood Near My Job by Elizabeth Acevedo. I also love the cover as well as the pictures that are scattered throughout the collection. All of these poems represent the importance of giving women a voice and I would recommend it to everyone.