In 14th century China, a girl is born into famine. The local soothsayer says that her brother, Zhu Chongba, will live a life of greatness, while her future is empty. She will be nothing. So when her brother dies in the famine, she takes over his life, hoping to trick Heaven and also take over his greatness. She disguises herself as a boy and becomes a monk, then talks her way into the army, where her cleverness and political savvy have her swiftly climbing the ranks.
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Love and Fury by Samantha Silva examines the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, a groundbreaking feminist and mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Devoted to breaking free of the constraints that bound women of her time, Wollstonecraft was a passionate and unorthodox woman who carved her own path in life using her fierce intellect and gift for words.
In the third installment in her Wedding Date series, Guillory links up Theo and Maddie, best friends of Alexa, who is set to be married in a few short months. After a disastrous first date, Maddie and Theo have avoided one another for months. But an encounter at a party has them seeing one another in a whole new light. They end up together that night and come to an agreement: they see one another in secret, but only until Alexa's wedding! Then they will end their masquerade with no hard feelings, and go about their lives.
This book is Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel. It is set in Nigeria. It starts when Korede gets a call in the middle of the night from her younger sister, Ayoola. But when she gets that call, she immediately knows what is expected of her. Korede needs to bring bleach, rubber gloves, a strong stomach and all the muscle she can muster up. Korede is used to her sister’s antics and has helped her more than once with her crimes. Korede has a mind to turn her sister in to the authorities but does not because she’s been taught that “family comes first” no matter WHAT!
Polly's brother (her sweet, innocent, artistic brother) left their family's tavern to fight in Borogravia's endless war. When his letters suddenly stop, she wants to go looking for him, but women aren't allowed in the Borogravian army. Undeterred, she chops off her hair, stuffs some socks down her trousers, and joins up anyway, disguised as "Oliver." She's always been told that the Borogravian army is the Discworld's finest, and that they're winning the war, but that's hard to believe when she sees her brothers-in-arms: all oddballs and misfits, untrained and ill-equipped.