I heard "Aladdin" retelling and "author of color" and I arrived. Like I mentioned in my March recap, I'm not entirely sure of whether or not this would technically be classified as an ownvoices novel because I'm not 100% educated or informed on which nations are considered Arab (the author is Pakistani). But I was still … Continue reading Far From Agrabah by Aisha Saeed [blog tour & giveaway!!] ft. a Novel Retelling of Aladdin
Hello, friends! As it turns out... I didn't return to blogging as normally as I expected I did, and here I am again, bringing you a blog tour post after only one of discussion/list post. Seriously, I'm so sorry, but I do believe that I won't be posting any blog tours for at least half … Continue reading Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs [blog tour] all the plot twists, what the heck
It's safe to say that I have very mixed feelings about this book. I mean, I'm still not sure of whether I should be rating this three or four stars. Because three stars isn't necessarily a bad rating!! I used to think of it as one, but really... I've decided that three stars are actually … Continue reading Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria [review] I’m Disappointed But This Was Still Good?? Mixed Feelings?
Echo North?? DO YOU MEAN, ECHO "MORE" because I want more of this book? Subscribe if you want more high-quality puns. I put time and effort into them. For example, I spent at least 3 seconds thinking about that Echo More pun. Also, this book is seriously underrated and I've seen very little hype for this book?? Even … Continue reading Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer [review] *screaming intensifies*
People: Shakespeare's writing is so good!!! Me: literally Roshani Chokshi exists but ok Seriously, um, who allowed Roshani Chokshi to write like this because somehow or some way she has clearly harnessed the power of the gods and gone beyond mortal boundaries. This is not okay. This should not be allowed. This will be a … Continue reading The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi [blog tour] literally the most gorgeous, lyrical writing to ever exist
*stares at the low ratings* *stares at my five-star rating* Well. This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and was included in my list of asian-inspired fantasy books. It's about sisters betraying sisters and magic and shapeshifting is involved. Sounds amazing and cool, right? Yeah, except a lot of trusted reviewers … Continue reading The Girl King by Mimi Yu [review] ft. HEAVY COLONIALISM (!!) IN EAST-ASIAN INSPIRED FANTASY (!!!)
I'm not sure how I'm going to encapsulate all of my love for Maura Milan into a review, but... I'm going to attempt it?? Everything about this book was amazing, and I'm unbelievably excited for the sequel (which is called Eclipse the Skies doesn't that literally sound epic) Also, this review is coming at you around three/four … Continue reading Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan [review] hey wow i love this book so much oh my god
I think I've said this 500 times on the internet already but: the only bad part of my experience was seeing the left side get smaller and realizing this book would end. This is the same exact reaction I had with The Forbidden Wish, where I realized... wow i'm in love with this book and i … Continue reading Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody [review] (This was amazing?? One of my favs??)
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!!