A Tyranny of Petticoats (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1) by Jessica Spotswood

A Tyranny of Petticoats (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)

From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with Ame...

Details A Tyranny of Petticoats (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)

TitleA Tyranny of Petticoats (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)
Release DateMar 8th, 2016
PublisherCandlewick Press
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult, Anthologies, Fantasy

Reviews A Tyranny of Petticoats (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)

  • Nat
    Source I was so excited when I found about this anthology because some of my all-time favorite authors were included and I got to visit Leslye Walton’s beautiful writing again (I really really really love The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender).As a result, I’ve been hyping this book up in my head for months, which usually spells disaster, but this did not disappoint.I personally really enjoy reading anthologies. I read My True Lov...
  • Lola
    A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls: anthology of 15 feminist short stories.1 – ''Mother Carey’s Table'' by J. Anderson Coats: 3.5 starsAn interesting story about a brave pirate girl sans petticoats. A bit confusing, since it felt like a rather incomplete chapter taken out of an existing book. Beautiful detail and writing, though.2 – ''The Journey'' by Marie Lu: 3.5 starsWell my question is, can ...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    The idea of the book is awesome and kick butt. The writing is strong throughout and the MCs we meet are incredible. BUT. This felt like a chapter sampler for 15 awesome books that are never going to be finished. Some were more effective than others but many felt rushed and incomplete. I would have preferred a few less stories and have had them a bit more flushed out. But overall, it was a compelling read and I recommend!Detailed Ratings:Mother Ca...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Average Rating: 3.43 Stars. Historical fiction feminist anthology sounds amazing, and it's certainly not bad, but as a whole this was sort of disappointing. Funny story: my cousin owned a copy of this ages ago and at the time I was desperate to know all the dates, which I'm still desperate to do. I think we had some kind of Google doc? Don't ask me why that happened. Anyway, this story collection was pretty awesome. → Mother Carey's Journey by ...
  • Lotte
    3.75/5. I absolutely love the overarching theme of this anthology! All of these stories are about girls throughout American history taking their fate into their own hands and being unapologetically themselves. It also gets lots of points for diversity (there's Chinese-American rep, African-American rep, lesbian rep, and more!) and I loved that I learned so much about US history in such a fun way. Some stories fell kind of flat for me however, the...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    4 was my average rating of everything put together.This was a really neat anthology of historical fiction stories by some of my favorite YA authors! I just loved the idea of such a wide variety of strong heroines and settings. My favorite short story was definitely Marie Lu's one about an Inuit girl! Most of these could easily be full novels and/or awesome movies, though.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Mother Carey's Tale by J. Anderson Coats - 3/5 starsAt first I was super indifferent about this story, but the ending was so beautiful and sad!The Journey by Marie Lu - 4/5 starsSo heartbreaking and so gorgeous. Marie Lu definitely surprised me with this one!Madeleine's Choice by Jessica Spotswood - 2/5 starsYikes. This one did not sit well with me at all. The main character was insufferable and I just hated her reasons for doing what she did at ...
  • Taylor Knight
    I loved A Tyranny of Petticoats! I really liked the diversity of the characters and I loved the writing styles of all the stories. I found all the stories to be compelling and interesting. I did think that pretty much all of the stories could have been full length novels and they would have been a bit better that way because a few of them were a little rushed and underdeveloped. But overall, I loved of the stories and I would definitely recommend...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Average rating: 3.3My final rating: 3And, for a bit of detail, my ratings for each story (favorites marked with a *):Mother Carey's Tale by J. Anderson Coats: 2.5/5The Journey by Marie Lu: 3/5Madeleine's Choice by Jessica Spotswood: 3/5El Destinos by Leslye Walton: 4/5High Stakes by Andrea Cremer: 3/5The Red Raven Ball by Caroline Tung Richmond: 3/5Pearls by Beth Revis: 4/5*Gold in the Roots of the Grass by Marissa Meyer: 3.5/5The Legendary Garre...
  • Beth
    I'm honored to be a part of this anthology--especially because it includes so many awesome authors!
  • TL
    *check my status updates for the ratings I gave the stories*Overall pretty good, some stories I loved/liked better than others but it kept my attention to the end :).Some of the girls just crackled and left on the page (I wouldn't have minded seeing them in a full length book) while others lacked a 'spark' for me.Not a fault of the writing really but just that they didn't click for me *shrugs*Would recommend.
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    4.75/5* This was fantastic and without a doubt one of my favourite anthologies I have now read. I loved the diversity within it. There was not only a diverse collection of stories and settings but also races, cultures and sexualities, it was so refreshing to read! I enjoyed each and every story and the little pieces of insight into the characters and lives whose stories were told. I hadn't previously read anything from many of the authors include...
  • Drew
    I really liked about half of the stories in this anthology - but I found that the other half were just mediocre.As a whole, the anthology focused on different women in particular time periods. There were some well-known authors contributing stories - including Marie Lu and Marissa Meyer. I really appreciated the range of historical settings, from the Wild West to pirates, the Great Depression, and WWII. Mother Carey's Table by J. Anderson Coats -...
  • Erica
    A book of stories about interesting, enduring, and sometimes badass females throughout American history. Wonderful news! This isn't a white girls only club; both protagonists and authors are diverse(ish). That shouldn't be news at all, but right now, it is, so this is worth recommending on that point, alone. Don't worry, though, your readers will also get quality writing, for the most part.4.5 starsHere's my breakdown:Mother Carey's Table (1710) ...
  • Britt
    Hey guys! Today I am super lucky to have Jessica Spotswood & Saundra Mitchell stop by to talk about this amazing new book... A Tyranny of Petticoats. This book is full of strong female characters that are stand out stars of their time period. Each story the M.C, endures what she must and comes out the better for it. The things that stuck with me was that most of the stories had some fantasy elements so it almost like historical fantasy. A few of...
  • Ben Babcock
    Women don’t need me to say this, because they know this, and many have said this themselves, but I’ll boost it: the thing about representation is that it isn’t enough to give people one character, one story, one thing and say, “There, you’ve representation, job done.” So I was excited when I received A Tyranny of Petticoats in a Book Riot Book Mail box. Those of you who have read my reviews for a while (thank you, reader, no matter ho...
  • Ylenia
    I'm going to read two short stories every week and update my review every single time, like I did this time and this other time.This is probably going to pop up on your feed two times a week.Here's the "program":WEEK 1 (Monday, April 11 – Sunday, April 17 2016): J. Anderson Coats ✔ Leslye Walton ✔WEEK 2 (Monday, April 18 – Sunday, April 24 2016): Jessica Spotswood ✔ Katherine Longshore ✔WEEK 3 (Monday, April 25 – Sunday, May 1 2...
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    Really 2.5 stars.To see review with Arnold gif click here.I was excited about this one to say the east, I mean look at that title and cover and little descriptive blurb “15 stories of belles, bank robbers, and other badass girls”. That has to be awesome, right?Well, not so much.To be honest, I almost stopped reading the collection after the first three or four stories. They weren’t really that bad ass, more lame ass and a little poorly writ...
  • Lydia
    The thing that I loved most about this short story collection is that it really showcased these authors doing what they do best. Each author really played to her strengths, and as a result of that, we get this wonderfully eclectic collection with tremendous diversity in both style and substance. So we get haunting, lyrical stories from the likes of Leslye Walton and J. Anderson Coats, but we also get snappy, plot-driven tales from authors like An...
  • Holly
    Overall rating: 3.5 stars!*It is really hard to talk about any of these without going into somewhat spoilerish details, so if you want to go in blind for all of the stories, definitely don't read these. :)Read count: 15/15Mother Carey's Table by J. Anderson Coats. 2 stars!Well. Okay. So. This was TOO short for me. I know it's SUPPOSED to be short, but I should still be able to get a good grasp of the main character and her life, but I didn't. The...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    This is my favourite female driven anthology to date. It is historical fiction, with 15 stories organized by date ranging from 1710 to 1968, from a fantastic group of authors. There are stories of assassins and pirates, ghosts and bank robbers, schoolteachers and hippies, all while also covering historically relevant topics like war, the slave trade, gold mining, race and gender inequality and more. I highly recommend.Mother Carey's Tale by J. An...
  • Marina
    I'm very much pleasantly surprised and pleased with this anthology. It is indeed a great collection of historical stories about kick-ass girls set in different states and time periods in the U.S. There is a mix of genres, some are more fantasy, other contemporary, action, adventure, it's just a fantastic mix. I really liked most of the stories, and didn't hate any of them - although a few were subpar. Mostly because they were either too short, or...
  • Sam :)
    Rating: 4 starsI really enjoyed this little anthology! I love history, and I love historical fiction. One of the best things about this book was the diversity of both the characters and the situations they’re put in. This is truly a wide range of empowered women :)Mother Carey’s Tale: 4 starsThe Journey: 4 starsMadeleine’s Story: 4 starsEl Destinos: 3 starsHigh Stakes: 3 starsThe Red Raven Ball: 4 starsPearls: 5 starsGold In the Roots of th...
  • Tessa
    There were some ok pieces but mostly bad/not-so-good pieces. I found that there was no time to get emotionally connected enough to care about any of the dramatics and reveals.