I have arrived at the conclusion that carnival-esque books were written for me, and solely me. Call me selfish…and you’d be right. Thank you Penguin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review! rep: bi love interest, wlw side … Continue reading hotel magnifique arc review! // magical hotels meet caraval and the night circus…?
Who knew that someone like me, who absolutely adores YA fantasy, is more likely to read adult thrillers than adult fantasy? A huge thank you to the publisher for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review! The Resting Place … Continue reading the resting place arc review!
Wow. I’m struck speechless. My first 5 star read of the year! 🇨🇳 Discussion of China, and the Asian-American diaspora 🖼 Art history and repatriation ✈ Heists around the world Portrait of a Thief is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of novel. … Continue reading portrait of a thief arc review // heists, colonialism, and the asian-american diaspora
TODAY WE GET TO DISCUSS A CINDERELLA RETELLING! Cinderella is honestly giving Beauty and the Beast a run for its money as far as being my favorite fairytale goes (an absolute honor might I add). Thank you Penguin Teen for … Continue reading Cinder and Glass ARC review! // a historical cinderella retelling that turns into a bit of a pumpkin
A year after Lore came out (a year full of me putting it on list after list) I finally did it. Guys, I actually read a past anticipated release! *Celebration plays*. 🗡 a very stabby competition 🇬🇷 inspired by Greek … Continue reading Lore Book Review // urban greek mythology just got darker
I don’t know what’s been happening in 2022, but I’ve been reading contemporaries and enjoying them. Watch summer come along and all I read is fantasy though. Thank you so much Penguin Teen for an e-ARC in exchange for an … Continue reading Love, Decoded ARC Review // Asian Girls in STEM with a Dash of Romance
Introductions are for people who haven’t had their hearts ripped out by Sabaa Tahir. I am not one of those people. Thank you Penguin Teen for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review! TW/CW: implied sexual assault; physical, verbal, … Continue reading All My Rage review // An Intricately Woven Tapestry of Grief, Forgiveness, Loss, and Hope
If this is the measure by how debuts are judged, I’m going to throw my rough draft into a fiery pyre. Wow. A huge thank you to the publisher for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review! Quotes are … Continue reading The Lost Dreamer ARC Review! // a rich debut inspired by ancient Mesoamerica ft. female seers
You know that feeling when one of your most anticipated books of the year becomes the most disappointing after you already published your least favorites of the year list? Yeah, I just joined that club. rep: Korean, Indian, Chinese main … Continue reading How We Fall Apart Book Review // An Asian-American Academia Thriller That Tries Too Hard
I can’t think of any witty remarks so please go listen to (a) All Too Well Ten-Minute Version by Taylor Swift or (b) anything by BTS. That’s my introductory contribution for the day. A huge thank you to Penguin Teen … Continue reading league of liars arc review! // magical courtroom drama + jailbreaks