Book Review

How to Train Your Dragon – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆   (3.5 / 5 stars)
Audio Book Performance: ★★★★★ (5 / 5 Stars)

How do you train a dragon?

You yell at it, of course!

Or, well, that’s what Hiccup has been told by his tribe for years now. But, when it is finally time for his initiation, yelling at his small (and stubborn) dragon, Toothless, just doesn’t seem to work. Can he manage to get his dragon to obey and pass initiation? Or will he risk being banished from his tribe for good?

How to Train Your Dragon is the novel inspiration for the hit movie series, but it is quite different from the movie that many have come to know and love! While Hiccup is still a “weaker” and less “brave” Viking, compared to his comrades, the movie’s Toothless is a loveable beast that helps bring about acceptance to dragons again. But in the novel, there is quite a different tale. Toothless is stubborn and stuck up, more interested in himself than helping others, and quite miniscule in size. Even with Hiccup able to speak dragonese, Toothless doesn’t have any desire to respond. 

Yet, like in all great stories, Hiccup and Toothless do manage to come together in the end to defeat a great foe! 

I knew going into this book that it was quite different than the movie franchise. It’s more violent, with characters a bit less likeable, and a much different type of tribe. Dragons are loved by the Hooligans, and they are part of the initiation into adulthood. So if you decide to pick up this story, know you won’t necessarily meet the Hiccup and Toothless you met in the movies.

That being said, I do think the movie is a better overall story. Toothless isn’t necessarily as loveable (at least in David Tennant’s rendition), more of a nuisance than anything else. (Then again, who isn’t?) The story is also broken into two distinctive parts, less about how to actually train your dragon than the chaos that ensued. 

Will readers have fun though? Absolutely! It’s a great story and inspiration for a hit movie series, and it is definitely worth checking out…no matter how much your familiar with the tale. 

Plus, if you listen to the audio book, David Tennant is a wonderful narrator. 

What’s it about?

In the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet…

Book Review

The Magic Flower Shop – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆   (3 / 5 stars)
Audio Book Performance: ★★★★☆ (4 / 5 Stars)

 Violet loves visiting her Aunt Abigail’s flower shop. But one day when a mysterious woman comes to visit, Aunt Abigail suddenly has to leave on an overnight trip…meaning Violet isn’t able to stay with her for the day! Yet, Violet’s own imagination is going wild: who was the strange woman? Why was Aunt Abigail going to Scotland of all places in the middle of winter? And what is the strange yellow book with magical flowers doing behind Aunt Abigail’s mirror? 

Violet, with her friends Jack and Zack, uncovers Aunt Abigail’s magical secret, begins to uncover the magical properties of the flowers in the shop. In an endearing story about making mistakes and doing what’s right, this is a tale that all ages will enjoy!

Quite frankly, I picked up this story as a freebee on Audible. I love to listen to children’s books and middle-grade novels on Audible. There is something about them that brings me back to a simpler time. So, it is fair to note that I am not the ideal audience for this book. While it was adorable, and I enjoyed the narration, there was one element of the story that didn’t feel quite right. Children won’t notice this issue, and for the most part it can be overlooked.

So as a fair warning…there are spoilers below!

There’s a part in the middle of this children’s story that didn’t sit right with me. Violet and her friends receive a flower order from their school teacher (named “Mr. Bachelor”) for Ms. Hedgehog (another teacher at the school). They decide to “help” their teacher out by putting a love potion in the flowers. That’s all well and good, sort of…not really, but then another man switches out the flowers after Vilet leaves them on Ms. Hedgehog’s doorstep (though he probably didn’t know about the love potion). Ms. Hedgehog is initially repulsed by this new man, but upon sniffing the flowers, she “falls in love with him” and invites him into her house. 

So it’s not just a mild love potion, but an implied intimate moment that is further signified by the fact that this man is wearing Ms. Hedgehog’s robe when Violet and her friends stop by again. 

Basically, it came off to me as a little bit of an uncomfortable scenario, especially for a children’s book. While children might think of this as a funny moment, all I found myself thinking was: “Poor Ms. Hedgehog.” 

If you can get past that, the story overall is cute though, which is why I am still giving this 3 out of 5 stars, especially since I was not the target audience. Violet is a curious and precocious child, and there is a clear air of magic in the flower shop. 

Children will be yearning for more by the end of it, especially to see if Violet ever learns about her magical past! 

What’s it about?

Nine-year-old Violet loves spending time in her Aunt Abigail’s flower shop in their small British town. And she’s so excited to stay overnight with her Aunt Abigail for the first time! But when Aunt Abigail has to leave to deal with an emergency, Violet and her friends, twins Jack and Zack, start poking around – and discover that her aunt owns an ancient magical flower book and uses her flower magic to make people happy! 

Violet wants to do that, too. Her first mission: making a match between two of her teachers. Unfortunately, it all goes wrong! Until Aunt Abigail comes to the rescue, that is. It’s not long until Violet finds another opportunity to test out some magic: helping her classmate Fiorella, who’s deeply unhappy even though she’s an amazing piano player. Can Violet help Fiorella stand up for what she wants? Or is there more magical mayhem in store?

Book Review

Card Holders: Red Blood – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.75 / 5 stars)

There are two types of people: bound and unbound. While the ideas of super human strength, super speed, and other such powers might sound like a blessing, it reality it is much difference. Society sees the unbound as a curse, and Neela Blydes knows this all too well. But, when the domain’s cardholder dies, Neela is thrown into the a contest of power and wits, that threatens not only Neela’s life, but the life of those she cares about. Why is a group of assassins after her? Does this have to do with her father’s death? Can he trust her new friend, Amil? Or is it all coincidence?

In an action pact first novel, we enter the domain of the cardholders. Reminiscent, in a way, to the Hunger Games, Battle Royale, My Hero Academia, and other stories that throw young competitors into a ring, Kaitlyn Legaspi perfectly captures the anxiety and confusion a 17-year-old girl might feel upon having an entire competition on her shoulders.

Neela is tough; she doesn’t want to appear weak, constantly standing her ground against her trainer, Brochlan, and her brother, Jacen, while trying to appear just as powerful as two well known assassins, Claec and Amil. But, while being tough, she doesn’t sacrifice her own principles: kindness before anger, sympathy before pain. This makes her a rising star in the tournament, and one that the reader (as well as the ficitonal audience) will cheer for along the way. 

Card Holders: Red Blood serves as an introduction to the conflicts, ending with tear-jerking heartbreak that makes you want more. With the direction of the narrative, I wasn’t surprised over the terrible fate handed to Neela, but it still made me tear up all the same.

Yet, while the characters shine in Red Blood, what it lacked was some of the worldbuilding that I oh-so-selfishly desired. There was clearly an interesting hierarchy going on with the cardholders, the unbound, and the bound, but not all of it is laid out clearly. Neela is forced from being a vigilante into being a competitor by someone else’s hand, and even by the end of it all, I wasn’t entirely sure “who” the Queen of Hearts is supposed to be. Perhaps that is on purpose though, making me yearn to come back for more.

While the book is a marvelous introduction to the world of the Card Holders, it felt more like the first half of a bigger story. A true turning point didn’t come right until the end for Neela. Though, this obvious change in her does excite me for the next book.

Card Holders: Red Blood is definitely a fabulous start to this series! It left me with some anime vibes, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. Spring 2022 can’t come soon enough!

Card Holders: Red Blood comes out on February 19th. I definitely recommend everyone check it out!

Note: I received a copy of this book at no cost in exchange for my honest review.

What’s it about?

There are two kinds of people in this world: the bound and unbound. The unbound are born with unnatural, inhuman abilities. While having powers may come with its perks, to be unbound is to be cursed. Unbound individuals are treated as freaks, yet despite this, they hold the highest positions in the government: the Card Holders of the fifty-two domains.

When her domain’s Card Holder dies, unbound seventeen-year-old Neela Blydes is forced to participate in a tournament to find the unbound most worthy of leading the Queen of Hearts Domain. But the tournament isn’t as glorious as it seems. It’s a tournament that herds unique unbound called Specialists into deadly combat, a tournament where winning by default is nonexistent and killing is permitted.

As Neela progresses through the rounds with her life on the line, she forges new alliances and encounters dangerous unbound adversaries. Among them is a white-haired man with crimson eyes.

Dangerously familiar crimson eyes.

Book Review

The Princess Game – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆   (3.5 / 5 stars)
Audio Book Performance: ★★★★★ (5 / 5 Stars)

There is murder afoot…and the popular girls (or princesses) of Chaminade High are at risk! Rookie detective, Callum Pederson is on the case, going under cover with his partner as a student at the high school. But, after getting wrapped up in the ins-and-outs of the school, Callum finds himself reliving his own high school years, trying to impress the other “princes” while wooing the heart of the 18-year-old daughter of the principal. Will he uncover who is murdering these girls? Or will he fall victim to the same game?

In dark high-school twist on both murder and fairytales, this story in the Faraway collection once again takes familiar aspects of princesses and princes and turn them on their head. Written as a police transcript, this was very effective as an audiobook, giving us a more emotional insight into the motives of each potential culprit, as well as Callum’s own uncertainty.

I think the fact that I listened to this as an audiobook rather than read it is what made this book 3.5 stars for me rather than 3 stars. While the story is compelling, it is definitely very dark, focusing on toxic masculinity, assault, and gruesome murders. While it was executed well, it definitely took me off guard how dark these high schoolers were portrayed in the story. In addition, I think the most uncomfortable part for me was how they placed this 21-year-old detective as a student, rather than a teacher. This led to questions of authority, which are addressed in the book. But, if that makes you uncomfortable, then I don’t recommend reading this book.

Overall, it was still quite an entertaining read/listen, with an evident commentary on toxicity of cliques, male or female. Sometimes, we really are doing something to impress others…and that might lead to the harm of those you care the most about. 

What’s it about?

There are no happy endings for the Princesses of Chaminade High in this short, twisty tale of teenage murder games by the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series.

The victims are the most popular girls in school, each murdered and arranged in a grim fairy-tale tableau. To find the killer, rookie detective Callum Pederson has gone undercover where the Princes hold court. He’s found enough secrets among the bros to bring them in for questioning—but he could very well get lost in the games the Princes play.

Book Review

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5 stars)

It’s every girl’s dream: whisked away by the Green Wind, September leaves her bland life in Nebraska behind and journeys to Fairyland! But while Fairyland is filled with creatures and magic that she adores, there is something wicked afoot about the Marquees overseeing Fairyland that is stopping wyveraries from flying, fairies from smiling, and witches from predicting the future. With the Green Wind barred from entering fairyland, September has to figure out how to stop fairyland from succumbing to the evil Marquees before its too late. 

In a book reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and other similar “portal” fantasies, we are lifted onto the back of a Leopard and transported to Fairyland. But Fairyland bends the rules of all things magical, in a way that feels new and different. September is a precocious child, knowledgeable of all things fairy-like, but still willing to take help from a Golem named Lye, a wyverary named A-through-L, and a Maird named Saturday. While she is initially portrayed as being heartless, September slowly works her way not only into the hearts of those throughout fairyland, but also into that of the reader. She has the biggest heart imaginable, going on a quest for witches she just met, or to save her wyverary friend! September is a clear picture of not judging someone by first glance, for she is filled with so much more compassion. 

The whimsical nature of the story turns this tale into a true classic. Fairyland is not just a world of gumdrops and lollipops, but a world sorting through problems, with a satisfying conclusion that leaves the reader excited to voyage back. Already I’ve ordered the next four books in the series!

There are also some darker elements to the book that adults and children both will enjoy. This is a story about not just a child, but about the world at large, about growing up, and about experiencing new things. If you enjoy Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, then you will enjoy this!

It did take me a bit to get into the story though, for as I mentioned above, September starts off as the overly precocious, almost heartless child. The writing style can be hard to get into at first, but once you get absorbed in the story, it is almost hard to book down!

I cannot wait until I receive the copies of the next books in the mail! I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival! Until then, I’ll just dream a bit of fairyland, and pretend I’m riding on the back of a Leopard with the Green Wind. 

What’s it about?

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. 

With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

Book Review

Nevada Noir – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 / 5 stars)

Money isn’t everything, but unfortunately for a few unlucky souls, it costs them everything. A group of unsuspecting individuals soon become entwined in a mystery revolving around $100K of cash, and with each turn, this cash leads them down the path of wrong. Can any of them escape the lust and greed of wealth? Or will it cause them to meet untimely demises?

In a set of three short stories that are woven together through one common thread, we see how greed leads to death, destruction, and heartbreak. The stories reminded me of Pulp Fiction, and similar stories, where a common factor links multiple individuals together.

David Arrowsmith is without a doubt a skilled writer, able to paint the picture of Nevada clearly in our minds and heart. The tension is high in the air, the money lust aplenty, and sadness a clear trickle in the air. The imagery is the type you might see when reading a book for an English class, but all in the right ways. 

Of all three stories, my favorite was the middle; this one had the most direct storyline that linked the start and finish, with the chance to really get to know the characters more than the rest. These two bank robbers are the focal point, and from here the stories branch out. Without this middle one, the other two stories don’t quite make as much sense, which I feel like was done masterfully and on purpose.

It did take a bit for me to get into this short book (and by that I mean it took me 30 minutes to really start it rather than getting sucked in right away). In addition, the stories are dark, filled with violence and murder, so they are not for the feint of heart.

Definitely a fascinating read though, with a vital message: greed isn’t always worth it. 

What’s it about?

In these three dark and brooding short stories, set in and around the US state of Nevada, a cast of disparate characters struggle with greed and temptation, and the cursed lure of easy money… an old man goes in search of his son in the aftermath of a terrible storm, a couple down on their luck make a life-changing discovery and an ex-cop has one last impossible decision to make…

Book Review

The Wickeds – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 / 5 stars)

 They say we only know the stories of the victors. Is that not true of our favorite fairytales? We hear Rapunzel, Snow White, and Cinderella’s sides of the stories, detailing their wicked mothers. But what if these matriarchs weren’t so bad? What if their stories were just misunderstood? 

In a short story that tells the villainous side of these well known fairytales, we see these “wicked” mothers as worn out old women, trying to live their lives without such horrendous reputations. Though bitterness ultimately gets the better of them, and they are forced to seek out revenge against those who harmed them. Who is right? Who is wrong? Or were neither sides of blame?

In an examination of motherhood, we see sometimes how mother and daughter are pitted against each other. Teenage rebellion can lead into fairy-tale like stories, that put a stake between the mother-daughter relationship. It’s a circle that continues. As one generation ages, the next runs away. This short story was an introspective look at this, with a wonderful fairytale twist. While I would have loved a moment exploring this more at the end, the message is clear: sometimes stories aren’t what they seem…

And sometimes, being a teenager means you aren’t all that rational in your behavior.

Because sometimes, you just want a prince and not your mother.

What’s it about?

The reviled villainesses of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel team up to set the record straight in a subversively funny short story by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.

Envious queen? Evil stepmother? Kidnapping hag? Elsinora, Gwendolyn, and Marguerite are through with warts-and-all tabloids, ugly lies, and the three ungrateful brats who pitted them against each other and the world. But maybe there’s more to the stories than even the Wickeds know. Is it time to finally get revenge? After all, they’re due for a happily-enough-ever-after. Even if they have to write it themselves.

Book Review

Rising Up – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.75 / 5 stars)

 Welcome to Tranquility. Here, everyone is happy. 

Or so it seems.

With the death of her mother, Ember Vinata’s life is turned upside-down. Suddenly battling an emotional crisis, Ember is placed on the watchlist by the city. But there is more to Ember than meets the eye; highly empathetic, she is forced to monitor her emotions while perceiving everyone else’s. Can she keep herself in control as her world is flipped upside down? Or will it threaten her safety?

Meanwhile, Will is enjoying his new “heroic” life as a Plauditor – a peacekeeper of emotions. Upon meeting Ember though, he begins to questions his own role in Tranquility: is their “happiness” real? Is there something “evil” afoot? And when a rebellion takes root in the center of the government, led by Xander, can Will stay loyal to the city he vowed to protect, or will he choose to fight for the greater good?

Rising Up by Tanya Ross is a dystopian world riddled by false happiness. It doesn’t seem that far off really: everyone wearing smart watches that monitor their emotion, placed into a hierarchy based on how “obedient” and “calm” they are, with a government keeping firm control. It’s a fascinating concept, and one that I fell in love with immediately.

The concept as a whole is a very strong one. I could feel the dystopian world merely steps away, and part of me sensed the stress all the main characters went through. Ross’s ability to play on emotions is a strength here. Tranquility is not “tranquil”; it’s stressful, filled with fake happiness, the type that rubs off on the reader, and when they lift their head from the page, 

As much as I loved the concept though, some parts of the story’s execution didn’t work for me. It “told” rather than “showed” too much in the beginning, in a way that felt like ongoing exposition. Some of the dialogue between characters, as well as some of their physical actions and decisions, felt a little flat or strange, not quite how teenagers would behave. This might be due in part to their trained emotions, so they don’t quite behave like the teenagers of today. Also, as with a lot of YA stories, I’m always left wondering: what about the adults. These are a bunch of 16-18 year old kids leading change, which is admirable, but what about any of the adult figures who might join them? 

This of course is an issue with the genre, and not necessarily with the book though. I’ve found that, personally, I’m not a big fan of the common YA tropes (love triangles, 2-guys-1-girl situations, teenagers leading rebellion, the “super unique beautiful girl”), but for the most part Ross has executed these well (although I hope we avoid a love triangle in book 2). As I discovered while reading Rising Up, YA Dystopian is not my favorite genre…but it IS the genre that pulls me in. So will I stop reading? Nope! Even though it’s not my all time favorite, there are so many good things about the genre, and Ross has brought to life many of those in her novel.

I absolute cannot wait for the sequel and definitely recommend it to those who like YA Dystopian. Definitely an interesting concept…and worth the read! 

What’s it about?

A city under glass. A girl under pressure. When secrets come out, which one will break first?

Sixteen-year-old empath Ember Vinata is devastated by her mother’s mysterious death. But in a disease-free domed metropolis where happiness is electronically monitored and enforced, expressing her grief means exile to The Outside.

The only person who can help her is a smoking-hot government agent.

When strange prophetic dreams compel her to investigate, and she discovers the source of the fatal illness, Ember is stunned to discover the perfect city in which she lives is nothing like it seems.  And when her new boyfriend appears to be torn between seeking justice and remaining loyal to his oaths, she fears there is no one she can trust…

…Or would her world be rocked by a criminal from The Outside?

Ember’s quest for the truth could set her free – or make her a captive pawn.

Rising Up is the thrilling first book in The Tranquility YA dystopian sci-fi series. If you like determined heroines, the power of emotions, and fighting injustice, then you’ll love Tanya Ross’s raw crusade.

Book Review

Beauty & Beast – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★★ (5 / 5 stars)

 It’s a tale as old as time…but not like this! 

In a story we are all too familiar with, Beauty finds a magical castle in the middle of the woods, where she sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father from imprisonment. A beast looms in the castle, a creature of legend that strikes fear into many. But is he really as bad as his exterior? Or is there a soft individual hiding beneath it, who loves books and wood carving? Beauty is on a search not just for answers about the magical castle, but about who Beast really is. But can she uncover the truth before time runs out? 

Once again, we have ventured into a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. And what a retelling it is! Beauty has agency, a bit of snark, and curiosity fit for an adventurer. Beast, on the other hand, is equally cheeky, with a rough sort of charisma that will make anyone love him, despite his exterior.

Or so you would hope.

Most people don’t look past his monstrous side…which is why he fittingly gives himself the name “Beast.” 

What I love most about this retelling is how it avoids the issue of beastiality (which has always been the downside to my favorite fairytale) without sacrificing the fact that Beast is a indeed an animalistic beast. I won’t tell you how it does this, but the conclusion was satisfying and made smile all the way through. Beauty and Beast’s love for each other is not just out of circumstance; they are one in the same, after all. Beauty has a “beast” side to her, and Beast has a beautiful side. Their conversations are not awkward or forced; they really do belong together.

But with a twist that I won’t give away. 

Emily Poirier is an amazing writer, who I really do think more people need to read. The way she can define characters through dialogue and actions, without anyone feel too flat, is striking. Her words whisked me away, and every time I had to put this book down it was with an angry huff…similar to how Beauty reacts to people interrupting her reading as well. 

As with any retelling, it will help if you enjoy Beauty and the Beast, otherwise the story might not appeal to you. But don’t expect this to be like Disney or other retelling. Poirier puts her own twist on it that definitely makes it stand out on its own. 

Beauty and Beast comes out on February 10th. I definitely recommend everyone check it out!

Note: I received a copy of this book at no cost in exchange for my honest review.

What’s it about?

Who could love a beast?

Plucked from her high society life, Beauty finds herself well-suited for the solitude of her new, humble home. However, when her father steals from an enchanted castle in her name, Beauty is left with a choice: marry her self-absorbed suitor while her father wastes away in a dungeon, or take his place as the prisoner of a beast. She chooses Beast, hopeful that his keen, human eyes mean that he can be manipulated like any other man. She doesn’t realize that he means to keep her as a guest rather than a prisoner, and as her manners slip away the castle starts to feel like home.

But Beast’s curse is closing in, and everyone has an angle. Can Beauty find a way to keep her newfound happiness and freedom, or will time run out and destroy everything she loves?Beauty and Beast is a cheeky standalone retelling of the classic fairytale.

Book Review

Trixie & Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆   (3.5 / 5 stars)
Audio Book Performance: ★★★★★ (5 / 5 Stars)

 Are you trying to survive modern womanhood? Who better to give you a bunch of tips and tricks but Drag Race Superstars, Trixie Mattel and Katya! With tips up their sleeves (or under their wigs) about make up, hair, traveling, and dating…what don’t they know about? Certainly then can help you navigate your blossoming womanhood to become the best woman possible!

Honestly, I picked up this book due to my love of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and it did not disappoint. There is a heartwarming message imbedded in this, mixed with humor often expressed by drag queens: you do you, but make sure you be fabulous while doing it. Make-up won’t change your insides, and not every “fad” will be for you, and that’s okay. They will admit they’re not the epitomes of fashion, nor are their lives something to live by, but the helpful tips throughout their book will help you be your best self.

This was definitely book I preferred as an audio book. Trixie and Katya’s narration gave flavor to the book that might not have been there otherwise.  After all, as with any comedic-advice books, some parts grew a bit cumbersome. Often times, books like this can meander, or give the same repetitive advice masked in harsh jokes. Probably the best part of this book were the dialogue pieces between Katya and Trixie. These natural-feeling conversations reminded me what I loved about these two queens the most, and gives a more human insight into their thoughts.

Overall, it was a fun afternoon listen that made me go onto Youtube right afterwards to watch RPDR clips. Really, that’s all you can hope from something like this…to have a smile on your face! 

What’s it about?

Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. In Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood, the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies.

In essays, conversations, and how-to sections peppered with hilarious, gorgeous photos, Trixie and Katya will advise readers on beauty and fashion and tackle other vital components of a happy home, such as money, self-love, and friendship; sharing advice and personal stories in high-concept fashion. 

Informative, humorous, and heartwarming, Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood is the book that their fans have been waiting for.