ARC Review: The Burning God by RF Kuang // The Heartbreaking End to One of My Favorite Series

It’s been almost half a year since I read this book, and I’m still recovering.

If you’ve been around here for the past year, you’ll know that one of my all-time favorite series is The Poppy War. The Burning God, the last book of the series, was my most anticipated release of the year. And wow, was it an experience. It broke me, and all I can say thank you, Ms. Kuang!

I’m not going to write any more for this intro (this review is practically an essay at over 1.6k words long), but if you haven’t read The Poppy War or The Dragon Republic, I would skip over the first half of my review! I don’t mention any specific spoilers for any books, but you could assume certain things based on what I say!!

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Blog Tour Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea G Stewart // Immersive Fantasy that Unfurls Deliciously

I’m back with another Asian fantasy to push on to you!

I am so excited to be here today to talk about and review The Bone Shard Daughter, which was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. While it was not what I expected, I loved it so much and I can’t wait to see others fall in love with it too! (And I’ll say after being disappointed by several Asian fantasies this year, I am beyond happy this was quite an exception.

Thank you so much to Kate for making it possible for me to have received an ARC of this book and be a part of this blog tour!

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30 Non-YA Books I Want to Read (Including Adult Fiction, Classics, and Non-Fiction!)

A moment of silence for YA…

Just kidding! I probably will never stop reading YA, BUT I’ve been wanting to branch out of it for a while now. So I finally took the plunge and made a list of adult fiction, classic, and non-fiction books I want to read! I was already excited to read these beforehand (though also a bit intimidated), but making the list made me a lot more excited somehow!!

I definitely will not be reading all of these by the end of the year, but I want to start reading at least one book from this post every month! Hopefully it’s not just one book, because one book a month would take over 2 years and… I don’t have the patience for that.

Click for BLM resources. I’d like to bring special attention to the Portland bail fund because of the way the government and police are responding to protesters right now.

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Review: The Poppy War by RF Kuang // My Favorite Book of the Year and Forever

For once… a regular book review? 

I truly never post reviews on my blog of books that aren’t ARCs (and therefore had to post). The last time I did this was literally the year I started blogging, since everyone knows reviews get low engagement and I’m sad when people don’t talk to me!

But today I’m making history!! Because 1) I have absolutely zero blog post ideas anymore, and 2) I need to officially recognize my love for The Poppy War on my blog with a review.

Before I get into the very long review, I want to note that I picked this book for an English project, so I’m more analytical than usual since I had to look at the book in a more critical lens. It reads more like an essay than my other reviews, because I actually had to write an essay!

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Judging You and Your Favorite Books (I Am Only Slightly Mean)

For once (kind of) I’m allowing myself to be chaotic here!

I’ve been running out of blog post ideas, but seeing Caitlin’s post where she reacts to book twitter’s unpopular opinions inspired me to turn to twitter. I asked people to name one of their favorite books to be judged by me, and, well, they were very enthusiastic!

Short explanation of how this worked: I basically just wrote up a short description of what I think you’re like based on the book (and my own opinion of the book). I’m occasionally nice but 100% of the time joking; this is all in good fun!! And this obviously isn’t directed at the specific person who named these books, unless I say so.

(Also, a bunch of these books I would consider favorites too. So I’m calling myself out as much as I am you.)

I didn’t get to everyone’s answers, I just ran out of creativity sorry!!! There were many books that were too high quality for me to insult (which is why most of the authors here are white but shh). If you want to see everyone’s favorite books, you can see my tweet here!

Click for BLM resources.

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