If you were unaware, after years of me never shutting up about it…
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat is one of my all-time favorite books. So when I was offered the chance to read her upcoming book The Last Mapmaker, I was ecstatic!
While the bar was certainly set high with AWITD, I was not disappointed by The Last Mapmaker and its thrilling adventures. It has officially earned its own spot in my Thai-authored book shrine! (The only other book in the shrine is AWITD. It’s a Christina Soontornvat shrine.) And since I’ve convinced so many of you to read AWITD, my new plan is to do the same with The Last Mapmaker. And hopefully today’s review will do just that!
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat”
There are times when you finish a book and all you can do is sit in silence.
Today, I’m here to review (and convince you all to read) These Violent Delights, a highly anticipated book I’m sure all of you have heard of and have been counting down the days until. When I reached the end of it, I lay on my couch in silence with a feeling in my chest akin to the release of a held breath, a sense of awe washing over me as the full weight of the book and everything in it sunk in. And I can’t wait for you all to feel the same way about it too.
Also, I’m mentioning this for absolutely no reason at all, but… tomorrow (Nov 17) is my birthday, aka this book’s release date, so maybe you could buy this book and get a 21-year-old Asian author on the NYT bestselling list as a cool birthday gift to me!!!
Thank you so much to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for making it possible for me to have received an ARC of this and to be a part of this blog tour!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review (+ INTL Giveaway): These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong // A Beautiful Romeo & Juliet Retelling ft. Colonialism”
Another day, another sapphic book!
Last year, I fell in love with the YA fantasy Crier’s War. It had everything I wanted in a book: slowburn enemies to lovers f/f, compelling characters, and absolutely stunning writing. I’m so excited to have been able to read the sequel Iron Heart and be reviewing it today! If you’re eagerly awaiting this book after having read the first one, or interested in this series (especially with their gorgeous covers), I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much to Shealea for making it possible for me to have received an ARC of this book and be a part of this blog tour!
There are no spoilers for Iron Heart in this review, and though I tried my best to keep every reference I made to the events of Crier’s War vague, they may be viewed as spoilers, so take care!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Iron Heart by Nina Varela // Beautiful Prose and Yearning”
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!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea G Stewart // Immersive Fantasy that Unfurls Deliciously”
Is there anything as beautiful as feeling represented in media?
The Henna Wars was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and I’m so excited for everyone else to be able to read and love this as much as I did. I expected a lot of things going in to this book, but I honestly was really surprised by how much I connected to the main character as a queer person of color!
I’m here today to hopefully convince you all to pick up this wonderful book. I know a lot of people are eagerly awaiting this book’s release, and you will not be disappointed!
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar // The Delightfully Sapphic QPOC Romance of My (and Your) Dreams!”