This Rebel Reviews: A Haunted History of Invisible Women by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes

I went into this book thinking it was going to be just a bunch of different ghost stories about different women though history and it is but also it isn’t it goes so much deeper into the struggles and stigma of being a women, why even in death we have been exploited, punished, romanticized, and made silent but also how in death we are given voices of our own. This book explores the power of folklore, ghost stories and legends. It shows the power of stories. How important they are to us. How they are shaped and reshaped over each telling and how they will continue to be. This book is so well researched and both authors have a great understanding of the subject they are writing about. The style of both writers is uniquely different and their styles play off each other perfectly with Leanna’s chapters being more personal and emotional and Janes more scholarly. I love the black and white pictures scattered throughout the book.

Thank you so much to Leanna and Kensington books for sending me an ARC. All opinions in this review are my own.

Rating: 5 stars

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