So the story is quite simple, but it’s beautiful in how simple and straightforward it is. It’s very atmospheric, all forests and rivers, darkness and light. It follows a boy named Vren who is exiled from his home because he’s ‘shadowed’ which basically means he has some sort of power.
I’ve come across America in both Captain Marvel and Young Avengers but this was her first stand alone series. Sadly, it had a pretty short run – just 12 issues.
The book examines the changing perception of young women since the late Victorian period, right around the rise of suffrage activists. Then chapter by chapter, it dives into the social history of what society thought of young women
I can see why that might be the case: it’s written by a woman, it’s about women, it’s a commentary on gender politics. But on the other hand, it’s really a bit hateful and I dislike almost all the characters (except for maybe Roxy and it’s probably not a good sign that you like the international drug cartel leader).
This feels less like a strict history of gin and more like a serious of interesting stories told in chronological order, but it was still really fun to read. It’s also inspired me to do some gin-based activities sometime this year, as there are so many London gin distilleries.
This was a very fun and easy read. As you might have inferred from the title, Sh@dy Charac†ers is about typographical symbols. It plumbs the depths of history and hearsay to get to the bottom of how and why some of these symbols came into being.
I Dissent is a children’s book about the US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.