Blog Tour & Review: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C Dao

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Song of the Crimson Flower! I was so delighted with the book and I hope my post delights you too! First, there's a review, then an artwork of Bao and Lan, made by me! Title: Song of the Crimson Flower Author: Julie C Dao Publisher: Philomel … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C Dao

Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao My rating: 4 of 5 stars Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even … Continue reading Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao My rating: 4 of 5 stars Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village … Continue reading Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao