everything i never told you & little fires everywhere – celeste ng | reviews

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng StandalonePublished June 26th 2014 by Penguin PressAge Range: AdultGenre: Literary Fiction, Mystery, Historical FictionRepresentation: Mental Health, Asian-American characters Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the… Continue reading everything i never told you & little fires everywhere – celeste ng | reviews

dial a for aunties – jesse q. sutanto | review

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto StandalonePublished April 27th 2021 by BerkleyAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mystery, RomanceRepresentation: Indonesian-Chinese cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse… Continue reading dial a for aunties – jesse q. sutanto | review

the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller StandalonePublished September 20th 2011 by Bloomsbury PublishingAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Greek Mythology, LGBTRepresentation: m/m relationship Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their… Continue reading the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

black water sister – zen cho | review

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho StandalonePublished May 11th 2021 by Ace BooksAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTRepresentation: Malaysian-Chinese cast, Chinese-Indian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country… Continue reading black water sister – zen cho | 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

the dragon of jin-sayeng – k.s. villoso | blog tour + arc review + giveaway

The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S. Villoso Series: Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #3Published May 4th 2021 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyRepresentation: Filipino author, Filipino characters Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Queen Talyien is finally home, but dangers she never imagined await her in the shadowed halls of her father's castle.War is on the horizon. Her son… Continue reading the dragon of jin-sayeng – k.s. villoso | blog tour + arc review + giveaway

phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee StandalonePublished October 20th 2020 by SolarisAge Range: AdultGenre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dragons, Lgbtqia+Rep: Non-binary MC, lesbian SC, trans and AOC, POC (korean and japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Dragons. Art. Revolution.Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint.One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi… Continue reading phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

the burning god – r.f. kuang | arc review + spoiler section (i am crying)

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #3Published November 17th 2020 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil… Continue reading the burning god – r.f. kuang | arc review + spoiler section (i am crying)

the dragon republic – r. f. kuang | review + spoiler section

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #2Published August 8th 2019 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity… Continue reading the dragon republic – r. f. kuang | review + spoiler section

the poppy war – r. f. kuang | review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #1Published May 1st 2018 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a… Continue reading the poppy war – r. f. kuang | review