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Hurricane Heels

Hurricane Heels Five ordinary girls discover magical powers in this new series of interconnected short stories from Isabel Yap When Alex Ria Aiko Natalie and Selena met at summer camp they never expected the godd

  • Title: Hurricane Heels
  • Author: Isabel Yap
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Five ordinary girls discover magical powers in this new series of interconnected short stories from Isabel Yap When Alex, Ria, Aiko, Natalie and Selena met at summer camp, they never expected the goddess would ask for their help, enlisting them as soldiers to protect the world from the forces of darkness Gifting them each with a different object of power a bracelet, a rinFive ordinary girls discover magical powers in this new series of interconnected short stories from Isabel Yap When Alex, Ria, Aiko, Natalie and Selena met at summer camp, they never expected the goddess would ask for their help, enlisting them as soldiers to protect the world from the forces of darkness Gifting them each with a different object of power a bracelet, a ring, a watch, earrings, a necklace the goddess s grace grants the friends the weapons to fight, the ability to heal, and the magic to strike back against the Grey Now, over a decade later, the five best friends are still fighting But the burden of secrecy, the inevitability of pain, and the magnitude of their responsibility to keep saving the world has left them questioning their goddess How much longer can they keep saving the world Can their friendship survive if one of them leaves their fold And can they keep it together just long enough to get through Selena s wedding

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      Published :2019-08-20T07:30:45+00:00

    About "Isabel Yap"

    1. Isabel Yap

      Isabel Yap writes fiction and poetry, works in the tech industry, and drinks lots of tea She grew up in the Philippines, and spent the last few years in the California Bay Area In 2013 she received her degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University, and also attended the Clarion Writers Workshop Other interests include manga, ugly dogs, sweet food, videogames, art, and travel.

    155 Comments


    1. And this is how you write a book full of diversity and not think this will be enough for people to like it. Wow. This is really awesomely done.First, Hurricane Heels isn’t actually about diversity, it’s just inherently diverse. This book is about growing up, about friendship, about women and diverse characters fighting for a better world.But as you might have noticed by looking at the tags, there are two Asian characters. Two different Asian characters. One from Manila in the Philippines and [...]


    2. This was an enjoyable New Adult magical girl story told from the perspective of the five girls that make up the team, interleaving a present day storyline leading up to the wedding of one of them and flashbacks of how they got their powers and significant events early in their lives. Overall, the characters were enjoyable and the climactic battle was satisfying- definitely recommended if you like this genre.One note- my ebook copy, an EPUB from Kobo, duplicated almost the entire third section, s [...]


    3. Absolutely fucking brilliant. On the surface, it's just a regular story about girls fighting monsters. But it's really about the transformative power of friendship and knowing one's self. We are all magic girls, with the power to fight evil. This is also perfectly diverse, in that it is diverse without calling attention to it. It's just no big fucking deal. Amen.


    4. A stunning series of short stories about love, hope, and enduring hardship. There was intense action and nuanced emotions and when I finished my heart felt so, so full. It also felt incredibly REAL and made me want to get together with my best friends for the biggest hug ever!


    5. Magical girls, friendship, diversity, feels, action need I say more? Full review to come but I really enjoyed this one ♡♡


    6. Pros: diverse and multi-layered characters, great world-building, excellent storytellingCons: minor confusion at timesFive thirteen year old girls are chosen by the goddess to help fight the Grey, an entity created from terror, rage, and destruction. Now 25, Alex, Ria, Aiko, and Natalie help Selena prepare for her upcoming wedding. As the big day approaches, they reflect on their past as magical girls and wonder how long they’ll have to keep fighting.Hurricane Heels is a a collection of 5 inte [...]


    7. AMAZING!Currently road tripping so this will be short, but I am so happy I decided to read this set of stories. I grew up with Sailor Moon and magical girl stories. I liked that in this book, the magical girls were growing up and dealing with young adult stuff and all the emotions that are normal and kind of finding/affirming their own identities. SO MANY FEELINGS


    8. Ach, Magical Girls. Seit ich das erste Mal Sailor Moon im TV erblickte – das ist jetzt auch schon 20 Jahre her – bin ich den Sailorkriegerinnen verfallen. Junge Frauen, Mädchen, die gegen das Böse kämpfen, die nicht nur der sexy Sidekick irgendwelcher männlichen Helden sind, die emotional dargestellt werden, aber nicht wie unfähige Jungfrauen in Nöten. Sailor Moon und ihre Freundinnen haben die Welt gerettet und endlos Hintern verkloppt. Die eindeutige Heldin meiner Jugend in einem ver [...]


    9. (Kindle copy needs better copy editing and you can tell it's bad if *I* noticed.)That out of the way, I'm really enjoying the upsurge of superhero narratives in book form that ask all these interesting questions about saving the world and what it means to be chosen and to fight. Yap's book is less interrogative than some of the others that have come out the Book Smugglers' initiative: she's not interested in the moral complexity of super powers or in the way that good and evil are handled, she c [...]


    10. (I forget who recced this, so apologies for not tipping my hat yr way.) This has a really great range of characters (we get a pov section from each) and is an interesting take on the Magical Girls trope/how that interacts with growing up. I think I was expecting a little more of the romance between two of the girls than we actually got in the book, but the balance of detail with all the characters and their relationships was very even throughout so that wasn't anything the book promised without [...]


    11. You only get to be a hero to the people who know, which isn’t very many, and on the hard days you start to wonder how much is too little, while your scars pile up in places others can’t see. Not very interested in the world and all the monster fighting but ALWAYS very into girl gangs. Especially when they're 25 and it's more quarter-life crisis than teen angst.


    12. Gritty magical girl stories are my fave. I loved everything about this but think the writing could’ve been a bit tighter, there were quite a few typos and the transitions into flashbacks were kinda sharp. But really great reflections on growing up as a woman, gaining new powers, and maintaining friendships.


    13. Sweet baby Jesus, I love this book. It’s a fantastic exploration for the magical girl and friendship and connection, and I had the best time reading it. I also really appreciated the Arashi reference, bless you Isabel.


    14. i did not know that what my heart needed above all else was a story about magical girls as adults and all the little bits of life and growing up you go through in your twenties alongside the burden of fighting evil but indeed it did. ty isabel yap4 starsp.s. the ending is perfect



    15. "when you’re asked to save the world, can you say anything but yes? When you hear her song and see her tears, will you turn away? Or will you be like us—take up arms, and fight?"Sapphicathon: InterracialThis can be read for free online here.Alex, Ria, Aiko, Natalie and Selena met at summer camp when the goddess gave them magical girl powers to assist her in the fight against the evil Grey and his greystones. They're now in their early twenties, preparing for Selena's wedding, yet the evil fo [...]


    16. 2.5 starsNoch lange vor Pokemon und Digimon schlug mein zartes Teenagerherz für Sailor Moon. Freundschaft, Liebe, Gerechtigkeit und nicht zu vergessen ästhetische Verwandlungsszenen (die könnte ich mir stundenlang anschauen)! Soweit ich weiß, gab es dieses Genre bisher nur in Mangas und Animes. Das ganze mal komplett zu verschriftlichen, klingt ein bisschen nach Wunschfanfiction. Isabel Yap hat sich dieser Aufgabe gestellt und alles mit einer Portion Diversity gekrönt (POCs, Homosexualität [...]


    17. I'm sorry, a chainsaw? what sort of weapon is that? Nobody actually goes to war with a chainsaw unless they have no choice.But my biggest problem with this book is that all the voices sounded exactly the same. Each story could have been the same narrator, there was absolutely nothing that separated them from each other. And it was all boring, there was nothing innovative or creative here at all.Zodiac Starforce and Agents of the Realm are much better variants on this.


    18. So Book Smugglers hooked me up with an ARC of Hurricane Heels by Isabel Yap, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. If you’re into a dark re-imagining of Sailor Moon with great representation of POC and LGBTQ folks, this is the book for you. Prepare yourself for a lot of wedding talk, bachelorette parties, and monster guts.The concept behind this book is pretty straightforward at first blush. It is a “magical girl” novel, following tropes of the anime genre that gave rise to such classics [...]


    19. A fun read with a lot of heart. I've enjoyed Isabel Yap's short fiction and this is no exception. I kind of hope she may revisit this universe some day. Give it a shot if your interested.


    20. This was fantastic. Yap explores what happens when a magical anime girl grows up in this series of five linked short stories. The women who had gained magical powers and the duty to fight the Grey for the Goddess when they were 13 are now 25. One is on the verge of getting married. They're holding down jobs, trying to have relationships, and are pretty tired of fighting.Yap explores duty, loyalty, friendship, and family in these stories. And she does so masterfully, in a world where magical girl [...]


    21. "The problem with slaying the forces of evil as a high schooler? You didn’t get to put saving the world in your extracurricular activities; you didn’t get to include it in your college essays. You couldn’t tell your mom about narrowly avoiding a snapped neck, and you had to deal with her asking why your jeans were always crusted with dirt. You only get to be a hero to the people who know, which isn’t very many, and on the hard days you start to wonder how much is too little, while your s [...]


    22. It was okay. I feel like the book would have been better had it not been a short story and not focused around the wedding of one of the girls. It could have been amazing to even just read a straight up short story about how magical girls feel about being magical girls 10 years after they first gained their power. It was really just okay.




    23. Excellent magical girl with realistic stakes. I love how the relationship between all five unfolds so well in the different stories.


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