ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust My rating: 4 of 5 stars A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse... There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be … Continue reading ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic. Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity … Continue reading ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

ARC Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo My rating: 4 of 5 stars A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and … Continue reading ARC Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

ARC Review: Anna K by Jenny Lee

Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way. Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her … Continue reading ARC Review: Anna K by Jenny Lee

Audiobook Review: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn & (narrated by) Natalie Naudus

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother disapproves, and when they get into an … Continue reading Audiobook Review: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn & (narrated by) Natalie Naudus

Blog Tour & Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Wolf of Oren-Yaro! Title: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro Author: K S Villoso Publisher: Orbit Books Publication date: 18 February 2020 Genres: Adult Fantasy Synopsis: A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

Sign-up post: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

So, I kinda missed the sign-up post last week and just saw it recently, so here I am, declaring my intention to join in! With me being an Asian blogger, I was waiting for round 2 of The Year of the Asian - dedicated to "read as many books written by Asian authors as you … Continue reading Sign-up post: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Audiobook Review: A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig

A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jetta is a prisoner. A prisoner of the armee, a prisoner of fate, and a prisoner of her own madness. Held captive in Hell’s Court—now the workshop of Theodora, the armee engineer and future queen of Chakrana—Jetta knows she needs to … Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig

ARC Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur

The Silence of Bones by June Hur My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak; Ears, but I mustn't hear; Eyes, but I mustn't see. 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police … Continue reading ARC Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur

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

Blog Tour & Review: A House of Rage & Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna

Welcome to my stop on the Tour of Rage & Sorrow! I am so excited to be a part of it, and to share the things I have in store! First, there's a review, then some of my favorite (non-spolier) quotes, and finally, an artwork of Esmae Rey, made by me! Title: A House of … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: A House of Rage & Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna

ARC Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim My rating: 4 of 5 stars Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and … Continue reading ARC Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance … Continue reading Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan My rating: 3 of 5 stars When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is … Continue reading Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

ARC Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa My rating: 5 of 5 stars One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune … Continue reading ARC Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa