The Women's War

The Women's War

In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?with consequences that rock their patriarchal society to its core. When a nobleman?s first duty is to produce a male heir, women are treated like possessions and bargaining chips. But as the aftereffects of a world-altering spell ripple out physically and culturally In a high fantasy feminist epic, a revolutionary spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility?w...

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Title:The Women's War
Author:Jenna Glass
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Queen of the Unwanted
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:560 pages pages

The Women's War Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Nov 13, 2018
    This is a very three star book, and that's in no way a bad thing. It's an amazingly detailed epic with a feminist bent. It's heavy on political maneuvering on all sides. It doesn't pull its punches in any way. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, are all extremely well drawn. ...
  • Ben Babcock
    Aug 16, 2019
    I grabbed this book off my library?s new books shelf, and I?m glad I did. I?m happy to live in an era where we can have a blurb on the cover of a book that says, ?#MeToo and #Resistance through the lens of epic fantasy.? Count me in! The Women?s War posits a world where men...
  • Lesa Divine
    Mar 13, 2019
    5 ? I actually enjoyed. Seen a lot of reviews with people DNF this it had me worried but I decided to give it a try. Seen all the trigger warnings but as i kept reading I noticed those trigger warnings are part of the plot that these women must fight for or to upcome and fight...
  • Sami
    Oct 03, 2018
    The Women's War is an incredible, tour-de-force answer to Naomi Alderman's book, The Power. In this epic fantasy, women seize control of the magic of the land, creating a world where women chose if they become pregnant and consequences befall any man who would fight a woman's will. Gla...
  • Renee
    Nov 11, 2018
    I received free books from Penguin Random House in exchange for this review. What would happen in a world where women are marginalized and abused, if they found a way to get the upper hand over the men that dominated them? The book begins with an earth shattering event that had me ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 24, 2019
    The Women's War is the first book in Jenna Glass'new epic fantasy series and it is set in a patriarchal society where women are seen as property, first of their father's and eventually belonging to their husbands. Women are definitely second class citizens in this world and it shows ...
  • Lisa Feld
    Jun 02, 2019
    I had mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I inhaled it with only the most grudging pauses for "bio-breaks." I loved the political intrigue and the new kinds of magic that begin to be discovered as both the magical and social rules around who can do magic begin to shift. An...
  • Sarah
    Jul 10, 2019
    Beautifully written book, great idea, but it's a case of... lopsided execution, maybe? I will write a longer review later... ...
  • Sahitya
    Mar 04, 2019
    When I first read the premise of this book, I was blown away and I was so sure I was gonna fall in love with it. And when I actually got approved for the ARC, my joy had no bounds. However, I?m quite unsure about how the experience turned out to be. So, let me share my thoughts. ...
  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    Mar 12, 2019
    cn: death (by suicide, beheading, mercy killing, magic, (off-page) torture, ?), sexual assault (rape, forced prostitution, ?), miscarriages, violence against children THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST BOOK! I really wanted to like this book because the premise was awesome. Then I starte...
  • Helen Power
    Mar 06, 2019
    Synopsis: In this patriarchal, high-fantasy world, women are used by royals as bargaining chips and are valued only for their ability to reproduce. But the tables have finally turned.A curse has been cast, one that allows all women to choose whether or not they want to bear a chil...
  • Anneke
    Mar 03, 2019
    Book Review: The Women?s War Author: Jenna Glass Publisher: Random House/Del Rey Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Review Date: March 3, 2019 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very long book, 545 pages. It is a comb...
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    Apr 17, 2019
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 4.5 hearts I really loved this! It has typical fantasy world where women have almost no choic...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Feb 23, 2019
    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Misogynistic society. Rape. Physical violence. Suicide. Till the point I read. I received this arc via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with my dear GR friend Kayla! When Kayla had told me about this book I...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 08, 2019
    DNF at 4% Just not feeling this. I think it's definitely one of those "it's not you, it's me," books. ...
  • Beth Cato
    Feb 23, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley. The description defined this a "high fantasy feminist epic," and that is dead-on. This is a secondary world setting where women are marginalized, abused, and maligned, and they finally start to fight back. That also means this i...
  • Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
    May 14, 2019
    I READ THIS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO. Haha. Alright. I dunno where to start. Oh yeah. I hate books with moral lessons and/or agenda's and this one has an AGENDA. It's a feminist agenda and I'm a feminist woman, but I HATE AGENDA'S IN BOOK. Don't shove that shit down my throat. It made t...
  • Ashley
    Mar 07, 2019
    I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. CW: rape, sexual assault, violence Who could turn down the opportunity to read a book labeled as "feminist fantasy"? Overall, I liked this book, but unfortuna...
  • Madi
    Apr 28, 2019
    DNF at 1/3 of the way in. Saw that this "feminist fantasy" has no rep for queer women and the treatment of sex workers was absolutely abysmal. The male characters are all considered terrible and the female characters are not much better or smarter. Do not have the patience for a preten...
  • Nichole
    Mar 14, 2019
    The Women's War is set in a time when a woman's only importance is to produce an heir. Men are the magic users. Men have all the power. Three women decide to change that. Even if means their deaths. I loved this book. I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, but even if I'm i...
  • MundiNova
    Dec 21, 2018
    I give up. I can't do it. Made it 7% into The Women's War before calling it quits. It was the 10th mention of how tidal waves work in chapter three that did it for me. Hopefully an editor gets to this before it's officially published, someone who can remove the repetitive informatio...
  • Shelby
    Feb 26, 2019
    *I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads* I was very excited to read The Women's War, the blurb hooked me but the story really blew me away. Imagine a male dominated world full of mystery, magic, and politics. Now imagine women taking power over their fertilit...
  • Riley
    Feb 26, 2019
    The Women?s War is one hell of a story. Based on a society where women are considered second-class citizens, if they are lucky, this is the story of revolution led by two extraordinary women. Alysoon Rai-Brynna is a widowed mother of two and daughter of a king. When her father div...
  • Haley
    May 27, 2019
    I?m wondering if I read the same book as everyone else because I LOVED it. I genuinely feel that the majority of people who dislike this book are misunderstanding it. The main complaint I?ve been seeing is that this book is not feminist, and I strongly disagree with that statement....
  • Desireé
    Jun 06, 2019
    4.5 stars. This is a book I really needed. It starts with the extreme oppression of women, but the GROWTH of the female characters in this story was phenomenal! They all begin very much accepting of their lots in life - whether that be as nothing but baby-makers for their husbands, ...
  • Jenny
    Feb 26, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (Del Rey). This review is unbiased and honest. 2.5 ? Trigger warning: misogyny, sexism, rape, violence, racism Content warning: white feminism DNF at 65% URGH! This is such a hit and miss it hurts. It could have been...
  • Carrie
    Feb 06, 2019
    The Women?s War by Jenna Glass is the first book in the epic fantasy Women?s War series. This is another book in which women have been treated as if they are property instead of equals along the lines of things like The Handmaid?s Tale or Vox. In here though we start off meeti...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    Mar 04, 2019
    I finished this SO fast compared to my recent reading pace, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It's political, it's dark, and it really draws you in. The heroes face incredible odds, but there's also a really incredible sense that their world changing around them so anythi...
  • Lucia
    Dec 30, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc. 2.5 stars. Maybe. This book contains a richly drawn world, believable characters, a complex but neat system of magic and enough political machinations to keep you on your toes the whole way through. What it isn't is fast pac...
  • Shaina
    Aug 18, 2019
    Women?s War is a complicated one and yet simple at the same time. This is a world like ours used to be back in the medieval times and some parts even farther back than that as far as women?s rights and abilities are concerned; however, there is magic. Women aren?t allowed to us...