A smart princess who struggles with her weight and self-worth, as well as the pressure of having a magical godstone in her bellybutton. I found Elisa a little hard to gel with at first (but I mean, she doesn’t even like herself), but as she develops outside herself and grows beyond her self-absorbed teenage self, I am TOTALLY on board. She travels, she deals with threats, she must make decisions that affect many people’s lives. I really liked that many of the characters were generally quite ambiguous, in terms of if their motivations were good or bad. I was late to the party on this series, but man, what a party it is!
This series is set in Victorian London with a mixed-race (Chinese/Irish) woman who is recruited into a women’s spy agency. Mary is such a great character with
I love tactically smart heroines, so Kestrel’s intelligence as well as her struggle to be true to herself and love her father. Arin sometimes needs a kick in the shins, but I like that he is the emotional
This one was a surprise love.
“This is the feminist retelling of 1,001 Nights that you’ve been waiting for.”