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Review: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

You know that feeling when you’re pretty sure you’re going to love a book? And then you pick it up and immediately know you were right! It’s such a satisfying feeling and it’s 100% the feeling I got from The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly! Keep reading to find out how much I loved Kit!


Working as a wench―i.e. waitress―at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college.

Company policy allows only guys to be knights. So when Kit takes her brother’s place and reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets into internet fame and a whole lot of trouble with the management. But the Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other wenches join her quest, a protest forms. In a joust before Castle executives, they’ll prove that gender restrictions should stay medieval―if they don’t get fired first.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

I fell in love with Kit from the beginning. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is heart warming, feminist, and full of laughs. From page one I loved Kit, how can you not? She cares about historical accuracy, hates the sexism at her restaurant, and oozes personality! Above all, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is high quality and fast paced fun! It’s one of those books where time flew by and I got entirely swept up by the story!

I became immediately moved by Kit’s passion and personality. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is full of heart and depth too! The fight against gender restrictions, corporate culture, and internet trolls. Our desires to be seen, struggles with poverty, and life without quality healthcare. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is historical and infused with facts about the medieval times. For Kit the Castle isn’t merely her place of employment, it’s a part of her family. Her job isn’t merely a job either, it’s a way to feel connected to her passion and a lifeline for her struggling family.

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly also has a bisexual best friend and a non-binary side character. Kit is an endearing character, just trying to do her best amidst all her family drama, the growing popularity of her quest, and the mistakes we all make. Find The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound& The Book Depository.


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