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!
Asian Heritage Month takes place in May, and in celebration of it, I always pick up books by Asian authors. This year, I’m reading books that are all by authors of different countries, putting an emphasis on non-East Asian authors! (I’ve noticed that I and others tend to read a lot more East Asian authors, so I wanted to make sure I was giving some attention to other Asian authors as well.)
I kind of suck at following TBRs and have a tendency to completely go off the rails with them, for lack of a better expression. So I do have a section for other potential books to read if I decide I’m too cool to actually read the books on my TBR!
I’ll also be participating in the Asian Readathon hosted by Cindy @ Read With Cindy! She has a great giant list of Asian authors/books to check out, which I definitely recommend taking a look at any time of the year. I’ve automatically fulfilled the first prompt by reading only Asian authors!
This post: [May exposes herself for rereading constantly]
(I’m joking!! I expose myself for this all the time.)
I’ve been running low on post ideas, and frankly my blogging motivation has gone down a lot ever since school started back up again for me. (Online of course!) But my unfortunately genius friend May gave me the idea to talk about my comfort reads, so here I am today doing exactly that!! And sorely wishing I could reread them right now.
Comfort reads are on everyone’s minds right now as we struggle to navigate this strange, stressful situation. So hopefully you might pick up some of these since 1) I’ve been yelling about most of them for a while now and 2) they will maybe bring some comfort to you as well!!
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.
I’m back on brand today with another Asian fantasy!!
If you’ve been a reader of my blog long enough, you’ll know that one of the things I cherish and champion the most is Asian books, especially Asian fantasies. This time around, though, it’s a bit different, because it’s a genre I don’t usually review: Middle Grade!
I have a soft spot for Middle Grade books, though I don’t read nearly enough of them, so when the lovely Shealea announced a book tour for The Dragon Warrior at Caffeine Book Tours, I knew I had to sign up.
Today I’m excited to review The Dragon Warrior (and feature some photos, quotes, and an aesthetic) and talk about all the things I loved about it!! It’s one of my most anticipated releases, and I hope it’s one of yours too.