The idea of combining witches with suffragists intrigued me. I found the book interesting in the beginning especially how the author took the tales of the brothers Grimm and turned them into stories by the Sisters Grimm that hide spells and magic.
The books caused me to think about the women's right to vote as the beginning of the struggle for women's rights.
The author cleverly includes workplace struggles such as the Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Doors were locked to keep women and girls from leaving their sewing machines. It is one of the deadliest workplace disasters in the US and led to the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers. But how many people stop reading to research events in a novel.
Improving the woman's place in the world is what this novel is about in the guise of witchcraft. I found the book interesting in the beginning. It was cleverly written. But I got bogged down in all the information. The book needed to be about 100 pages shorter. The burning at the stake scene near the end was graphic and disturbing to read. I tried to give the book 4 stars but just couldn't.