arc review | strike the zither – joan he

Strike the Zither by Joan He Series: Kingdom of Three #1Published on October 25th 2022 by Roaring Brook PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Chinese Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: The year is 414 of the Xin Dynasty, and chaos abounds. A puppet empress is on the throne. The realm has fractured into three factions… Continue reading arc review | strike the zither – joan he

arc review | the dragon’s promise – elizabeth lim

The Dragon's Promise by Elizabeth Lim Series: Six Crimson Cranes #2Expected publication: August 30, 2022 by Knopf Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Asian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon's pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she… Continue reading arc review | the dragon’s promise – elizabeth lim

violet made of thorns – gina chen | blog tour + arc review

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen Series: Violet Made of Thorns #1Expected publication: July 26th 2022 by Delacorte PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: East Asian MC, bi brown SC, lesbian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty… Continue reading violet made of thorns – gina chen | blog tour + arc review

standalone reviews | anna-marie mclemore: wild beauty, dark and deepest red, when the moon was ours

Hello! I'm back with another compiled blog post for standalone reviews. I've been a fan of Anna-Marie McLemore ever since the first book I had read of theirs, Wild Beauty. Can't wait to share with you what I think about three of their standalone novels! Navigate through this post with the titles below:Wild Beauty | Dark… Continue reading standalone reviews | anna-marie mclemore: wild beauty, dark and deepest red, when the moon was ours

where dreams descend, when night breaks – janella angeles | duology review

– Reviews for the Kingdom of Cards duology by Janella Angeles –1. Where Dreams Descend | 2. When Night Breaks 🃏🃏🃏 Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles Series: Kingdom of Cards #1Published August 25th 2020 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Asian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: In a city covered in ice… Continue reading where dreams descend, when night breaks – janella angeles | duology review

daughter of the moon goddess – sue lynn tan | review

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan Series: The Celestial Kingdom #1Published January 11th 2022 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Chinese Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother… Continue reading daughter of the moon goddess – sue lynn tan | review

an arrow to the moon – emily x.r. pan | blog tour + arc review

An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X.R. Pan StandaloneExpected publication: April 12th 2022 by Little, Brown Books For Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Retelling (Romeo & Juliet)Representation: Chinese, Taiwanese cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick… Continue reading an arrow to the moon – emily x.r. pan | blog tour + arc review

jennifer yen: a taste for love & love, decoded | standalone reviews

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen StandalonePublished February 2nd 2021 by RazorbillAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Taiwanese-American cast, bisexual Taiwanese-American SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom,… Continue reading jennifer yen: a taste for love & love, decoded | standalone reviews

within these wicked walls – lauren blackwood | arc review

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood StandalonePublished October 19th 2021 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Horror, RetellingRepresentation: Ethiopian-inspired Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: What the heart desires, the house destroys... Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire… Continue reading within these wicked walls – lauren blackwood | 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