Four out of 5 stars
“She swore from that point on that no one else would ever edit her story.”
This book is set five years (2026) in the future in Australia. It tells the story of several women who are part of Queentide, a political movement formed to elect a female prime minister and all-female government with the hopes of eliminating the oppression women began facing at the onset of the pandemic in 2020.
I was drawn to the premise of the book and was engaged by the contemporary references. It is billed as a dystopian book, but, unfortunately, the inequality and oppression present in the book aren’t too far-fetched.
This book will appeal to readers who enjoy books like The Handmaid’s Tale, storylines based on politics, or women’s empowerment themes.
“I don’t want to win if it means being no better than the system I want to dismantle.”Queentide
The writing felt both oppressive and empowering at times but it made sense for this type of book.
I appreciated the stories of characters like Bodie, the founder of Queentide, and Lilith, a major character who becomes stronger during the course of the story.
This wasn’t a five star read for me mainly because the ending dragged a bit. It felt the story could have ended before it did. Overall, I’m glad I read the book.
Thank you to BookSirens, the author Donna Fisher, and SheSaw Press for providing a free ARC in exchange for my honest review.