ARC Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan // A Radiant Fantasy about Destiny and Gender

As a picky reader, it is rare for me to find favorite books.

I can say without a doubt, though, that She Who Became the Sun is absolutely making my best of 2021 list, and near the top of it. It hit on so many of my personal tastes (morally grey gaysian characters is my form of heaven!), and there are truly endless things to love about it. And I can’t describe the joy of finding a new favorite book and not being the slightest bit disappointed after holding high expectations for it!!

Today I have a review of She Who Became the Sun, to do my best to convince you to pick this up! If the hype hasn’t already made you interested in it, I hope this review will, because all the praise you’ve heard for this book is completely deserved.

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Blog Tour Review: When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert // A Beautiful, Heavy yet Hopeful Book

I’ve officially cried over my first book of the year!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that one of my favorite books is Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert. I was highly anticipating her next book and completely prepared to cry because of her words yet again—and that’s exactly what happened!

Today, I’m very excited to review When We Were Infinite, and hopefully persuade you to read it and experience its beauty for yourself, or at the very least add it to your TBRS. I don’t remember the last time I’ve ever felt so hollow after reading a book, and if it was able to make my cold dead heart feel something, you know it was amazing.  

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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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ARC Review: A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat // The Thai Book of My Heart!!

Let me tell you a story.

It’s not very interesting, but we’re gonna roll with it!

One day, all the way back in 2018 when I was a gross little thing, I found out about a Thai-inspired Middle Grade fantasy releasing in 2020. I think I might have teared up about the Thai rep or done something else equally pathetic (I say, as if I don’t cry over not being in Thailand).

It felt like such a long time to wait for a book that I thought would steal my heart, but now that day is FINALLY here!!

Today is the day I will convince you to read A Wish in the Dark at least some time in the future or die. Because I need to make as many people read this beautiful, godly book, and understand why it makes me so happy beyond Thai rep. It’s a phenomenal book and I genuinely am so excited for the whole world, especially young (Thai) kids, to be able to read it now.

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Blog Tour Review: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus // One of the Most Gorgeous Stories of the Year

Ever read a book and feel viscerally changed as a person?

That’s me with The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, because oh my god. There are so many emotions running through me because of this book, and I don’t know how to fully articulate them. But today I’m here to attempt to write a review and convince you to pick this book up, because it’s worthy of all your love and adoration.

When Penguin reached out to me about their Daring Debuts Blogger Campaign that featured this book, I jumped on the chance, because I had a strong feeling that the book would be beautiful and that I would love it. And I was right!! So thank you to Penguin for being the absolute best for sending me all these amazing books!!!

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