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

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

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

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.)

the silence of bones – june hur | review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur StandalonePublished April 21st 2020 by Feiwel & FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, MysteryRepresentation: Korean Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;Ears, but I mustn't hear;Eyes, but I mustn't see.1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May… Continue reading the silence of bones – june hur | review

the ten thousand doors of january – alix e. harrow | review

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow StandalonePublished September 10th 2019 by RedhookAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that… Continue reading the ten thousand doors of january – alix e. harrow | review

the gilded wolves – roshani chokshi | review

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Series: The Gilded Wolves #1Published January 15th 2019 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, LGBTRep: south african (algerian) MC, bi/pansexual filipino-spanish MC, autistic polish-jewish MC, indian MC, queer black Haitian MC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.It's… Continue reading the gilded wolves – roshani chokshi | review

v’day romance recommendations: fantasy & historical fiction

hello, hope everyone is having a great day. though v'day is WAYYYYY over for a few days already, here's part two of valentine's day romance recommendations by genre with the focus on fantasy and historical fiction. be it exploring the past or present, reality or a fictional world, i always love it when romance is… Continue reading v’day romance recommendations: fantasy & historical fiction

2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

back again with another ON MY RADAR segment in which i talk and babble about books that i'm excited about. this time, it's standalone in the contemporary and historical genre that are releasing in the first half of 2021. the contemporary (romance) genre is one of my favorite books to read whenever i'm feel like… Continue reading 2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

these violent delights – chloe gong | arc review + blog tour + giveaway

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong Series: These Violent Delights #1Published November 17th 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry BooksAge: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Retelling, RomanceRep: POC (chinese, korean), lgbtqia+ (trans, gays, m/m side romance) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two gangs runs… Continue reading these violent delights – chloe gong | arc review + blog tour + giveaway