harley in the sky – akemi dawn bowman | review

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman StandalonePublished March 10th 2020 by Ink RoadAge Range: Young AdultGenre: ContemporaryRepresentation: Mental Illness, Asian-American MC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost… Continue reading harley in the sky – akemi dawn bowman | review

the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi Series: The Star-Touched Queen #1Published April 26th 2016 by St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Indian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope… Continue reading the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

unravel the dusk – elizabeth lim | review

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim Series: The Blood of Stars #2Published July 7th 2020 by KnopfAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: East Asian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink… Continue reading unravel the dusk – elizabeth lim | review

the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo StandaloneExpected publication: June 1st 2021 by TordotcomAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, LGBT, RetellingRepresentation: Vietnamese bi/pan MC, biracial Chinese bi/pan SC, biracial Black Native American SC character Rating: ★★★ Synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money,… Continue reading the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

want & ruse – cindy pon | duology review

Want by Cindy Pon Series: Want #1Published June 13th 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, LGBT Representation: Taiwanese, Filipino, part-Indian. bi SC, lesbian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich… Continue reading want & ruse – cindy pon | duology review

clues to the universe – christina li | review (i needed kleenex.)

Clues to the Universe by Christina Li StandalonePublished January 12th 2021 by Quill Tree BooksAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Historical FictionRepresentation: Chinese-American MC, Chinese SC, Iranian SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro… Continue reading clues to the universe – christina li | review (i needed kleenex.)

we hunt the flame & we free the stars – hafsah faizal | duology review

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal Series: Sands of Arawiya #1Published May 14th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and GirouxAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: Arabic Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of… Continue reading we hunt the flame & we free the stars – hafsah faizal | duology review

stuck at home: answering prompts with Asian-authored reads | book tag

I remember my country being on lockdown in early 2020 for about three months and not stepping out of the house at all. Other than reading, I probably didn't do anything else which meant that I quickly surpassed all my goals of the year, and the first time I read over 40 books in a… Continue reading stuck at home: answering prompts with Asian-authored reads | book tag

the candle and the flame – nafiza azad | review

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad StandalonePublished May 14th 2019 by ScholasticAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation:  Indian, Pakistani, and Arab Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave… Continue reading the candle and the flame – nafiza azad | review

a taste for love – jennifer yen | review

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen StandalonePublished February 2nd 2021 by RazorbillAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Taiwanese-American cast, bisexual Taiwanese-American SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom,… Continue reading a taste for love – jennifer yen | review