Hi I’m May! And if you don’t know, I’m self-destructive!
When it comes to books, specifically (because I could talk about how I’m self-destructive in my personal life but I’d rather not*): I love to read books that destroy me. But it’s more like, I know full well that it will break me, refuse to believe it, and then get surprised when it destroys me.
The Fever King is a perfect example of that. I’d read reviews of how much pain the readers felt because of this book, and I was like “wow, that’s going to happen to me”. But there was also another part of my brain that for some reason believed I would be different.
Beloved ones, I was not.
Fortunately!! I still feel a huge amount of love towards this book, despite all the pain and suffering Victoria Lee has caused me, so today, exactly 10 minutes before its release date (in my timezone), I’m here to gush about it and convince you to pick it up!
*Prime example of be being self-destructive by avoiding important topics that I should probably talk about!!
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Fever King by Victoria Lee // Gay Slowburn Romance and Magical Sci-Fi Fantasy that Destroyed Me”
You know those books that you’re so full of love for that you just feel like you could burst?
Girls of Paper and Fire is one of those books. It’s an absolutely beautiful book, with the best themes and messages. It has a stunning cover, a gorgeous romance, and an intricately crafted world.
But while I love it for all of that, I love it for so much more: the fact that it’s a story about two queer, sapphic Asian girls, fighting against all odds for themselves and for each other. And as a queer, sapphic Asian myself, this book means so much to me.
Continue reading “ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan // The Beautiful, Brutal Book of My Sapphic Asian Heart”
I really thought I could stay strong and keep the tears in… but I couldn’t.
Darius the Great is Not Okay was a book that sucked me in from the beginning and kept me in its grip the entire time. It captivated me so much that it even made me cry, which, if you know me, is no easy feat when it comes to books.
Today for my stop in the Darius the Great is Not Okay blog tour, I’ll be doing a review of the book! I was super excited when I was offered this opportunity because this book is one that I’ve been anticipating so much—and if you haven’t already added this to your TBRs, you NEED to.
Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for a spot on the blog tour and promotion of the book!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram // Now I’M the One Who Isn’t Okay (I Cried Over This Book)”
I love books that go beyond my expectations.
I mean, who doesn’t?? It means a lot tp ME, because usually, books end up being worse than I expected and I get hit by disappointment like no other.
But this time… IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
I liked these books better than I thought I would??? Surprise!!
Girl Made of Stars was one of my most anticipated releases of the year (I saw that my request had been accepted at school and struggled not to scream) and it was even better than I had imagined. So SO GOOD.
And I honestly didn’t expect much out of Isle of Blood and Stone besides an average fantasy (especially since the beginning was slow) but it ended up surprising me and being much more entertaining than I’d suspected!!!
Continue reading “Mini ARC Reviews: Girl Made of Stars (A New Favorite that Made me CRY) & Isle of Blood and Stone (Surprisingly Entertaining)”
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.
Was that a little too straightforward?? Hahaha NEVER. Starfish was amazing and I adored it and I will forever treasure it and its gorgeous cover and its gorgeous characters and ASD;LFJASLKFJASDL;FJ. <– I’m a mess, as you can see.
This book just has so many great and beautiful things about it and I’m going to SCREAM about how much I love this??? It got five stars in the departments of characters and rep and characters and WELL-DEVELOPED ROMANCE and just everything???
Not to mention that absolutely STUNNING cover wow I will never be as pretty as THAT. *heart eyes*
I CANNOT STOP GUSHING OVER THIS BOOK please help.
Note: I’m still on hiatus. You may have seen me answering comments, but I will NOT be answering any comments on this post until I feel like I’m ready too. :))
Continue reading “Starfish // Much Love for this Gorgeous Book w/ Great Rep, an Asian MC (!!!), and Gorgeous Writing! [ARC Review]”