Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #151: A Tyranny of Petticoats, by Marie Lu and 14 Other YA Writers

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

A Tyranny of Petticoats
(Shattered Realms, Book 1)
Jessica Spotswood, Editor  
Hardcover, 368 pages
March 8, 2016
Anthologies, Fantasy, Feminism,  
Historical Fiction,
Science Fiction, Steampunk, 
 Young Adult Fiction

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 American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

Some of the authors included are Marie Lu,
Andrea Cremer, Marissa Meyer, 
and Beth Revis!!

Why I'm waiting on this one!

The main reason I'm waiting on this
one is that it features a whole
bunch of stories with kick-butt heroines!
Need I say more?
Well....yeah!! All the authors are
AWESOME YA writers, and...
heck, come March, I'm putting in an
emergency purchase to Amazon!!   

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. I'm so ready to read this one! I fell in love with the cover and synopsis when I first saw it this Summer. Great pick!
    My WoW

    1. Hi, Lekeisha!

      I felt the same way when I first saw this book, not too long ago! You're way ahead of me! Lol. But, as they say, great minds think alike!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  2. This looks awesome, especially with the group of authors that are apart of the collection. I haven't read Jessica Spotwood's previous series but based on reviews I'm guessing she did an excellent job editing. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Holidays!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Hi, Shane!

      Oh, it's definitely awesome! I love books with strong female protagonists, and here we have a whole collection of them!!

      I haven't read Jessica Spotwood's previous series, either, but now I have to make sure to check her out!

      You're very welcome for the share! Thanks for commenting back, and Happy New Year!! : )

  3. This sounds like a book that I could really get into! I hope you enjoy it!

    My WOW:

    1. Hi, Stina!

      Oh, I know you'd love it! I know I'll enjoy it!!

      Thanks for commenting, and Happy New Year!! : )

  4. I featured this a few weeks ago, all those awesome authors! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      Oh, you did? Gee, the saying is true: "Great minds think alike!" Lol. I'm really looking forward to this!

      Thanks for commenting back, and Happy New Year!! : )

  5. I've seen this book around! I haven't read too many anthologies but I do have one pending review (the April Tucholke one). I hope you enjoy this book when you read it, Maria! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!

      I happened to see it on Goodreads the other day, and checked it out more thoroughly. It looks great, doesn't it?

      I need to check out that book you're going to review. And I know I'll enjoy this anthology!

      Thanks for commenting back, and Happy New Year!! : )

  6. I have wanted this for some time. Sounds like some really good authors. I saw your last comments and will try to kick you an email this weekend.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, it sounds SO good! I know we'll both enjoy it!!

      I'm looking forward to your email!

      Thanks for commenting, and Happy New Year!! : )

  7. Okay. How did I not know that Marissa Meyer was writing in this anthology? Totally going to keep an eye out for this at my local library =)

    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, you do need to keep an eye out for this one! But you know, I just found out about this book recently myself!

      Thanks for commenting back! Happy New Year!! : )

  8. Hi Maria- This collection a great idea. Books highlighting strong women characters are much more common these days but an anthology of stories based on this concept seems unique.

    Have a Happy New Years,

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Oh, I'm SO glad books with such heroines are much more common thees days! But I agree -- I think this is indeed a unique collection.

      Thanks for commenting and Happy New Year to you, as well!! : )

  9. You had us at bad-a** girls! We love a good anthology! We'll have to add this to our list :) Thanks so much for putting this on our radar! What a wonderful WoW pick! *hugs*
    ~Michele & Mckenzie

    1. Hi, Michele & Mckenzie!!

      There's nothing like reading about strong female characters, so I just had to add this one to my Goodreads shelves! I'm glad you guys are now adding it, too! And you're more than welcome!

      Thanks for commenting! Happy New Year!! : )

  10. Great choice Maria! I really want to read this also. I hope we both enjoy it!
    My WoW

    1. Hi, Sandra!

      Yeah, isn't it? I LOVE reading about strong female protagonists! I'm glad you're interested in this book, too! And yes, I KNOW we'll both enjoy it!

      Happy New Year! Thanks for dropping by and commenting and commenting!! : )


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