Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mini Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets


22590791Brave New Girls: Tales Of Girls and Gadgets
by Paige Daniels (Editor), Mary Fan(Editor), Lara Hogan (Foreword), Martin Berman-Gorvine, George Ebey, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings  , Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie Runyan, Davien Thomas, Leandra Wallace

Release date: June 2, 2015
Format: ARC
Genre: YA, Sci-fi
Goodreads Link

This collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future—to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains. 
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

I received this book from one of the authors to review honestly

Review:

So this is a collection of short stories and it's really awesome because they're all about badass girls. What's better than sci-fi settings and badass girls? Nothing I tell you! I had to read this because of the premise, I mean did you see the description? "Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more." Yes, let's.

I'm bad at reviewing short story collections...I never know if I should review each individual story or want and then it's hard! Short stories are harder to review than full ones therefore this will be a short review.

Every story brings something new while keeping the theme of awesome girls in great, if sometimes, odd situations. You have the girl who just got out of jail after trying to rob this big company. The girl who's dad's were just killed and she's determined to prove it was murder. And so on and so forth. And guys, I know you love this, there's SO much diversity!

Obviously, some stories are slightly better than others but there wasn't one I disliked, if I were reviewing them separately on a scale of 1 to 10 none would get less than a five. I did have a couple favorites, Courage Is... by Evangeline Jennings, Lyra by Lisa Toohey, and Graveyard Shift by Kimberly G. Giarratano.

Basically this was a really fun read that I had to read because it's all about girls being badass. I highly recommend it to girls who are badasses(haha) and anyone who love sci-fi and short stories and diversity.

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    1. Of course, anytime! I really enjoyed your story in this one(of course that's no surprise!). =)

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