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!!
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Burning God by RF Kuang // The Heartbreaking End to One of My Favorite Series”
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.
Continue reading “ARC Review: A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat // The Thai Book of My Heart!!”
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!!!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus // One of the Most Gorgeous Stories of the Year”
Me? With another review for an Asian fantasy?
Yes, another Asian fantasy book review. Am I ashamed of my brand?? No. Especially when the book is the beautiful Spin the Dawn, one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and a release you should be anticipating very much too!
Thank you so much to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for making it possible for me to have read an ARC of this and to be a part of this wonderful book’s blog tour!! It’s an honor to be a part of this along with all these other amazing Asian bloggers.
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim // Breathtakingly Gorgeous Asian Fantasy + INTL Giveaway!”
Gays in space.
That’s it. That’s my review. That’s pretty much all you need to know to pick this book up. That, and also the fact that it’s written with some of the most gorgeous prose ever and it made me cry and has an absolutely stunning cover.
I don’t think I’d ever read a YA gays in space book until now, and I have to say… it was everything I was looking for. Sure, most of the book took place on Earth, and sure, the gay was very slowburn, but did I adore it completely despite that?? (Yes.)
I’m a little late in posting my book review (prioritizing school and my health!!) and the book published two weeks ago, but I hope I manage to convince you all to pick up a copy whenever you can, because it is absolutely worth it!!
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum // The Beautifully Written Gays in Space Book that Made Me Cry!!!”