a clash of steel: a treasure island remix – c.b. lee | blog tour + arc review

A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee Series: Remixed Classics #1Published September 7th 2021 by Feiwel and FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical FictionRepresentation: LGBT (main f/f, side m/m), Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this YA remix… Continue reading a clash of steel: a treasure island remix – c.b. lee | blog tour + arc review

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

iron widow – xiran jay zhao | blog tour + arc review

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao Series: Iron Widow #1Expected publication: September 21st 2021 by Penguin TeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction, Historical FictionRepresentation: East Asian characters, LGBTQ+ (Bi, Polyamory) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens… Continue reading iron widow – xiran jay zhao | blog tour + arc review

flame in the mist & smoke in the sun – renée ahdieh | duology review

Hello, this is a combination of the reviews for Flame in the Mist and Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh. Wrote these a few years ago and decided to bring them back. Most of my thoughts still hold but there will be some changes. Enjoy the duology review! Flame in the Mist by Renée… Continue reading flame in the mist & smoke in the sun – renée ahdieh | duology review

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 forest of stolen girls – june hur | review

The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur StandalonePublished April 20th 2021 by Feiwel & FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, MysteryRepresentation: Korean cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest, near a gruesome crime scene.… Continue reading the forest of stolen girls – june hur | review

six crimson cranes – elizabeth lim | blog tour + arc review

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim Series: Six Crimson CranesExpected publication: July 6th 2021 by KnopfAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RetellingRepresentation: Asian (Japanese & Chinese) cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her… Continue reading six crimson cranes – elizabeth lim | blog tour + arc 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

fifteen hundred miles from the sun – jonny garza villa | arc review

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa StandaloneExpected publication: June 8th 2021 by SkyscapeAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Gay Mexican-American MC, gay Vietnamese-American LI, gay, lesbian, bi & pan SCs, Black SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and… Continue reading fifteen hundred miles from the sun – jonny garza villa | arc review

sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | arc review

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua Series: Ria & Rani #1Expected publication: June 15th 2021 by HarperTeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: Indian (Punjabi) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A lost princess. A dark puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost.Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage… Continue reading sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | arc review