Morning Mortals! I cannot wait to bring you today’s review because this book made me feel all kinds of ways!
Hath No Fury contains approximately 20 meaningful stories that defy the stereotypes. In this anthology, readers should expect to find super-smart, purpose-driven, ultra-confident heroines. Here, it’s not the hero who does all the action while the heroine smiles and bats her eyelashes; Hath No Fury’s women are champions, not princesses in distress.
Embracing the strong warriors to the silent but powerful, to even the timid who muster up the bravery to face down a terrible evil, the women of Hath No Fury will make their indelible marks and leave you breathless for more.
I mean. I have reviewed quite a few anthologies this year, all of which tend to have some kind of theme and this was the first one where that theme called to me 100%. It’s no secret that I adore female characters and stories that are women centric. This was a wonderful addition to my reading schedule and I need everyone to read it.
I have to add that this is a fabulously diverse collection as well. It’s clear that the editors have considered an intersectional approach which is another thing an anthology like this needs to have.
My favourite story of the whole collection, and one which I cannot stop talking about, is the first story: Seanan McGuire “Riding Ever Southward, In the Company of Bees”. Imagine Mad Max: Fury Road but instead of fast cars, explosions and chastity belts (I laughed so hard at that part of the film. Chastity belts- pah!) it’s bees! It’s the most wonderful concept and the writing is phenomenal and I cannot fathom how it is not an entire book for me to devour at once!
There are some other wonderful stories in there too, there’s an elderly circle of knitters who…let’s just say have more potential than they think, there are epic shootouts and Cleopatra retellings. Not every story is a winner, as is true of pretty much every anthology, but there are definitely more good stories than there are bad ones.
Normally at the end of an anthology I breath a sigh of relief, finally finished. With this one I found myself begging for more. I’m going to have to look up each and every one of these authors and read everything they’ve ever written. Oh my poor TBR!
My rating: 4/5 stars
By the way, I received a digital advanced review copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
What say you? Will you be adding this to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!