The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (ft. twisted ideals of beauty) [review]

You know that feeling when you're so enthralled with a book after it ends that you read the author's note just to grasp a little bit more of the story? That was me with this. This was an utterly beautiful and twisted book. The Belles features our main character, Camille, as a Belle who can … Continue reading The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (ft. twisted ideals of beauty) [review]

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Mid-Year Bookish Stats // Because I Never Got To Post My End-Year Bookish Stats (ft. pie charts!!)

I've always wanted to post a bookish stats post. They look so fun, and also, I've actually been keeping track of my books in Excel and being organized about them? WHO IS SHE. (I was originally planning to do a mid-year book freakout tag but then I decided not to because if I posted both … Continue reading Mid-Year Bookish Stats // Because I Never Got To Post My End-Year Bookish Stats (ft. pie charts!!)

June 2018 Recap // #BookCon2018, posting regularly (!!) and so many trailers!!

June was an interesting month? I started posting more regularly (I posted over 7 times!!!), I went to BookCon, and I ACTUALLY REMEMBER A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED so I'll have good sections for my "life stuff" section? This is great. Also, a lot of people talk about how they don't enjoy reading monthly … Continue reading June 2018 Recap // #BookCon2018, posting regularly (!!) and so many trailers!!

Writing Updates [3] 10 Things About My New WIP

*everyone celebrates because it's been literally been a year since my last writing update* It's weird, though, right? I haven't worked on my WIP for a while, but!!! I suddenly felt motivated to start writing again literally because Ilsa said that she really enjoyed reading my snippets. And I need approval/validation, so I decided to … Continue reading Writing Updates [3] 10 Things About My New WIP

#BookCon2018 Recap (ft. very specific descriptions & a fantastic book haul!!)

Do I have BookCon withdrawals? Yes. IT WAS SO FUN COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. Last year was also fun, but I definitely didn't accomplish as much as I wanted to. BUT I MET AUTHORS AND I GOT BOOKS AND I'M REALLY, REALLY HAPPY WITH MY EXPERIENCE. (The only way that it could be improved would … Continue reading #BookCon2018 Recap (ft. very specific descriptions & a fantastic book haul!!)

Mini Reviews: the ABRAMS contemporary edition!!

I was not impressed with 2/3 of these. (So, two books.) As for the other 1/3... it was actually pretty good! I enjoyed it. But I've been really, really late with so many of my review copies sooooo why not just force them into one post? Thank you to ABRAMs for sending me copies of these … Continue reading Mini Reviews: the ABRAMS contemporary edition!!

Settings in Books That Just Butter My Eggroll (a rare occasion)

It's not every day that my eggroll gets buttered. But when my eggroll does get buttered, it's a rare and splendid occasion. So I decided to share the occasions that I love the book setting. Anyways, the title is a reference to the vine video "vines that butter my croissant" and honestly?? I'm just going to start … Continue reading Settings in Books That Just Butter My Eggroll (a rare occasion)

12 Asian-Inspired Fantasies Coming Out Late 2018 & Early 2019

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LISTEN. I'M ASIAN. I LOVE FANTASY. HOW COULD I NOT.  I don't usually make lists of books, but I've decided that this is going to happen more because there are just so many books that I need to scream about!! Also, this is kind of late regarding the fact that this is #PrideMonth and not … Continue reading 12 Asian-Inspired Fantasies Coming Out Late 2018 & Early 2019

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan // brilliant, Asian-infused fantasy that literally everyone should read

I actually have so much freaking love for this book that I just can't explain in words??? I just,, love it so much????? If I could somehow turn back time to a time where I was reading this book and retrieve the happiness that this book gave to me, I would. Also back to a … Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan // brilliant, Asian-infused fantasy that literally everyone should read