the red palace – june hur | arc review

The Red Palace by June Hur StandaloneExpected publication: January 25th 2022 by Feiwel & FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, RomanceRep: Korean Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace… Continue reading the red palace – june hur | arc review

our violent ends – chloe gong | arc review

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong Series: These Violent Delights #2Published November 16th 2021 by Hodder & StoughtonAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Romance, RetellingRep: POC (chinese, korean), lgbtqia+ (trans, gays, m/m side romance) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution.After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to… Continue reading our violent ends – chloe gong | arc review

july to december releases 2021: contemporary and historical fiction

Hello everyone! Hope October treated you alright. I've turned 24 this October which is just one step closer to a quarter-life crisis. I feel like I'm going through that phase already. All is well though. Rather, it will be sooner or later. Praying that some things will work out by the start of next month.… Continue reading july to december releases 2021: contemporary and historical fiction

the keeper of night – kylie lee baker | blog tour + arc review

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker Series: The Keeper of Night #1Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Inkyard PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, FantasyRepresentation: Half-Japanese MC, Japanese SCs Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Death is her destiny.Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries.… Continue reading the keeper of night – kylie lee baker | blog tour + arc review

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

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