A motivational book showing Girls that they have the ability, Heart, and compassion to change the world.
The representative artwork shows many cultures and many phenomenal women changing the world. It’s inspiring and up lifting. The Drawings are a feature of their own, which could be used in 4th grade to enhance presentations of historical figures.
I could see this in a library or even lower elementary school classrooms, inspiring girls.

I love the character, Victoria. At times you want to cry for her, applaud her, yell at her because of her selfishness and one-mindedness, but really, you want to root for her and her success.
I only gave a four-star because I felt that at times, it was too verbose. I don’t read this genre very often, so perhaps this is standard practice.
Anyway, history does come alive in the telling of the story. Thanks for a great read

“I’m coming to love him, in different ways. Face to face and word to word.” After centuries of sleep, the gods are at war again. But, the only thing eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow is worried about is keeping her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother, who was fighting at the front lines, has gone missing. Her best option is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. The only thing standing in her way is snarky, talented, good looking Roman Kitt. To further complicate things, Iris is writing letters to her brother and slipping them beneath the door to her wardrobe, where they vanish. She truly believes they are somehow, magically going to her brother. But, when they vanish they are going straight into the hands of Roman. When she anonymously writes her back, the two forge a bond that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of war.
This was another book that was so hyped that I truly wondered if it could possibly meet expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it didn’t just meet expectations, it exceeded them. The author did an absolutely amazing job creating a world full of history and cultures that you can’t help but find yourself fully immersed in. Even when you only knew Roman as Iris’s rival, the one person who could keep her from achieving her goal, I couldn’t hate him. He still had integrity. Ross completely put my heart through the wringer with everything Iris and Roman went through as they grew from rivals to friends to lovers. There is just so much I could say about this book but most of them would involve spoilers. I literally lost sleep because I was so immersed in this story and Divine Vows really can’t come out soon enough.
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