Femlandia by Christina Dalcher

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Christina Dalcher is not a new author to me, so I’m excited to be able to dive into her latest novel! I enjoyed her book “Vox” and am looking forward to seeing what this one is about.

Thank you Berkley for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Miranda Reynolds always thought she would rather die than live in Femlandia. But that was before the country sank into total economic collapse and her husband walked out in the harshest, most permanent way, leaving her and her sixteen-year-old daughter with nothing. The streets are full of looting, robbing, and killing, and Miranda and Emma no longer have much choice—either starve and risk getting murdered, or find safety. And so they set off to Femlandia, the women-only colony Miranda’s mother, Win Somers, established decades ago. Although Win is no longer in the spotlight, her protégé Jen Jones has taken Femlandia to new heights: The off-grid colonies are secluded, self-sufficient, and thriving—and Emma is instantly enchanted by this idea of a safe haven. But something is not right. There are no men allowed in the colony, but babies are being born—and they’re all girls. Miranda discovers just how the all-women community is capable of enduring, and it leads her to question how far her mother went to create this perfect, thriving, horrifying society.

I liked Vox and I think about that book often, but I literally felt like I just read the exact same thing. Okay, maybe not the same thing, but not far from it. I feel like the author was trying to get the exact same message across, with just slightly different characters. I feel like Vox was a strong enough book on this topic that another book so similar made it redundant? I’m not sure…maybe it’s just my feelings. I went into this book understanding that yes, it had similar vibes. I’m leaving with being shocked at HOW similar these two books really were. I think this book had way more intense characters. This book is not for the faint of heart as the characters just come off as really intense in their actions and dialogue. I’d stick with reading Vox instead.

2/5 Stars

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