A powerful beginning to a new fantasy series, The Jasmine Throne showcases the complexity of empire and the monstrosity and power of women within it.
This adult fantasy book featuring morally grey sapphics set in an Indian-inspired world was one of my most anticipated 2021 releases; I fully expected to rate it five stars! And while a few aspects (sadly) disappointed me, I was still able to enjoy the book as a whole.
Continue reading “ARC Review: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri // A Rich, Well-Crafted Start to a New Series”
Welcome to my stop on the Gearbreakers Tour!
Today I’m here to spotlight Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta! I personally didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked, but if you want to read a YA sci-fi with a sapphic romance, found family and mecha-fighting, this is the perfect book for you!
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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sister of the Bollywood Bride!
This was such an adorable contemporary read that’s perfect to enjoy over the summer. Today I’m here to share my review of it, as part of the blog tour hosted by Lonely Pages Book Tours!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai // A Cute Contemporary To Read This Summer”
I thought that I would be ready for the ending of The Infinity Courts.
But I thought wrong, because absolutely nothing prepared me for the final twists during those last few pages! It’s been almost a week since I finished the book, and yet I still find myself in awe of them.
I’ve talked about how excited I was for The Infinity Courts before, and I was so excited when I was able to join this blog tour and read it early! I’m so glad to say that, aside from a few struggles I had, it lived up to my expectations. So today, I’m here with my review of The Infinity Courts as part of the blog tour hosted by Turn the Page Tours!
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman // A Powerful Sci-Fi Debut With Plot Twists That Will Wreck You!”
Novellas are so much fun to read.
As much as I love reading longer books so I can really connect with the story and characters, sometimes I just want to pick up something quick that I can finish in a short amount of time yet still be able to enjoy! There’s just something so special about losing yourself in a magical story for a hundred pages, which is why I love novellas.
So today, I’m here to review The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When The Tiger Came Down the Mountain: two novellas that I recently read and enjoyed!
Continue reading “Mini Reviews: The Singing Hills Cycle by Nghi Vo // Stunning Novellas that Contain Stories Within Stories”
✧ Publisher: Simon & Schuster
✧ Date Published: March 9, 2021
✧ Genre: YA Contemporary
From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a powerful, achingly romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.
All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has—even if she sometimes wonders if she truly fits in with them. Besides, she’s certain she’ll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough.
Then Beth witnesses a private act of violence in Jason’s home, and the whole group is shaken. Beth and her friends make a pact to do whatever it takes to protect Jason, no matter the sacrifice. But when even their fierce loyalty isn’t enough to stop Jason from making a life-altering choice, Beth must decide how far she’s willing to go for him—and how much of herself she’s willing to give up.
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert // A Gorgeously Written Story About Friendship, Healing and Hope”
Welcome to my stop on the American Betiya Tour!
Although I personally didn’t enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, it was mostly a case of “right book, wrong time,” as most of my problems with it were personal rather than big issues with the story. I’m sure you would enjoy it if you’re looking for a YA Contemporary filled with powerful themes of finding yourself!
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Happy February, friends!
Normally when a month ends, I feel like it went by both too fast and too slow at the same time, but January—at least to me—lasted so long. Still, it feels so strange saying that we’re one-twelfth of the way through 2021!!
This month wasn’t the best start of the year, but it also wasn’t terrible. As you can tell from the title, I was able to read 14 books and really enjoyed almost all of them! I also had Spotify on almost all the time and listened to a ton of great music.
There’s not much else to say because my month was pretty boring, so let’s just get on with the wrap-up!
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I’m back to gush about my books and songs again!
I had so much fun writing my first Like This Song? Read That Book! post last year where I paired eight books I love with eight songs I love, and since I’ve discovered so many new pairs I always associate with each other, I decided to write a part two.
So today, I’m here another time to recommend you books based on songs I love! My music taste has really changed from the first time I wrote this post (because now I basically only listen to Taylor Swift, Lorde and kpop haha), but I hope you’re able to enjoy this nonetheless!!
Continue reading “Like This Song? Read That Book! // Part 2, Ft. Book Playlists and (Unsurprisingly) a Lot of Taylor Swift”
This novel reminded me why I love middle grade so much!!
I hadn’t read a middle grade novel in a while before picking up Pie In The Sky, but I’m so glad I decided to choose it as my first middle grade read of the year, because it was so amazing. I read it in just a few sittings, and it managed to make me laugh and tear up at the same time.
So today, I’m here to review and hopefully convince you all to pick up this highly underrated gem of a middle grade novel!
Continue reading “Review: Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai // A Touching Middle Grade Novel I Teared Up Over”