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

counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan | review

Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan StandalonePublished May 4th 2021 by Inkyard PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, Mental HealthRepresentation: Bangladeshi-Muslim MC with anxiety; Indian SC; half-Chinese bi SC; side f/f relationship Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake… Continue reading counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan | review

wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology review

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho Series: Gumiho #1Published June 25th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, Korean mythology, Paranormal Representation: Korean cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour… Continue reading wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology 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.)