babel, or the necessity of violence: an arcane history of the oxford translators’ revolution – r.f. kuang | review

πŸ–‹πŸ–‹πŸ–‹ Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang StandalonePublished August 23rd 2022 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, FantasyRep: Chinese MC, Indian Muslim SC, Black SC, POC SCs Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Synopsis: Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift,… Continue reading babel, or the necessity of violence: an arcane history of the oxford translators’ revolution – r.f. kuang | review

11 aug 2022 releases: familiar authors, new books

Hello everyone! It's August and we have a huge list of 2022 releases this month. I'm not complaining, though. I've read books from all of the authors mentioned. Standalone releases in August are Sophie Go's by Roselle Lim, Babel by R.F. Kuang, Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus, and Three Kisses, One Midnight… Continue reading 11 aug 2022 releases: familiar authors, new books

blackpink (in your area) | book tag

blackpink in your area~ i don't talk about my love for kpop often in my social media but blackpink is definitely a group that blew up when they first debut. all of their songs are pretty addictive and poppy. becky, the original creator, tagged me in her book tag last year but procrastination is real.… Continue reading blackpink (in your area) | book tag

IU’s songs + books recommendations: through the night, bbibbi, twenty three

welcome back to part two of me recommending books based on my favorite IU songs! like before, each recommendation is a mixture of my own understanding of the lyrics of the song and further research on what IU intended the music to mean. i believe each person interprets music in their own ways and each… Continue reading IU’s songs + books recommendations: through the night, bbibbi, twenty three

percy jackson/heroes of olympus edition | book tag

first book tag of the new year is dedicated to PERCY JACKSON/HEROES OF OLYMPUS. one of my mission is to finish reading ALL of rick riordan's mythological series from percy jackson and the olympians to the trials of apollo. i'm still left with the three magnus chase and the gods of asgard books, the last… Continue reading percy jackson/heroes of olympus edition | book tag

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: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 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: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 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: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Synopsis: When Rin aced the Kejuβ€”the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academiesβ€”it was a… Continue reading the poppy war – r. f. kuang | review