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

35 science fiction/fantasy standalone of july to december 2021

Moving past the halfway mark of 2021 means that I'm finally able to talk about the upcoming releases that are on my radar. For today's list, I've purposefully spotlighted standalone novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres. There's a mixture of middle grade, young adult and adult books for your enjoyment. This post will… Continue reading 35 science fiction/fantasy standalone of july to december 2021

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

dragon pearl – yoon ha lee | review

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee StandalonePublished January 15th 2019 by Rick Riordan PresentsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Science FictionRepresentation: Korean, non-binary SC, mention of poly relationship Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MIN comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother… Continue reading dragon pearl – yoon ha lee | review

the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He StandalonePublication: May 4th 2021 by Roaring BrookAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction (Dystopia), MysteryRep: Japanese MCs Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Studio Ghibli.Cee awoke on an… Continue reading the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee StandalonePublished October 20th 2020 by SolarisAge Range: AdultGenre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dragons, Lgbtqia+Rep: Non-binary MC, lesbian SC, trans and AOC, POC (korean and japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Dragons. Art. Revolution.Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint.One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi… Continue reading phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

wildcard – marie lu | review

Wildcard by Marie LuSeries: Warcross Published September 18th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy rating: ★★★★★ summary: Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's… Continue reading wildcard – marie lu | review

stronger than a bronze dragon – mary fan | review

Stronger than a Bronze Dragon by Mary FanStandalonePublished June 11th 2019 by Page Street KidsGenre: fantasy, young adult, science fiction, steampunk, dragons, ownvoices, mental illness rating: ★★★★★ summary: When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to… Continue reading stronger than a bronze dragon – mary fan | review

warcross – marie lu | review

Warcross by Marie LuSeries: WarcrossPublished September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy rating: ★★★★.5 summary: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some… Continue reading warcross – marie lu | review

review + discussion: winter by marissa meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles Published November 10th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends Genre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy, romance links: Goodreads |* Book Depository - paperback / hardcover Overall ratings: 5/5★ Goodreads summary: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her… Continue reading review + discussion: winter by marissa meyer