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Review: NOT HERE TO BE LIKED by Michelle Quach

Rating: ★★★★★ [4.5] Summary: Emergency Contact meets Moxie in this cheeky and searing novel that unpacks just how complicated new love can get…when you fall for your enemy. Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her…

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Review: THE WITCH HAVEN by Sasha Peyton Smith

Rating: ★★★★★ Summary: The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards. In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious … Continue reading “Review: THE WITCH HAVEN by Sasha Peyton Smith”

Review: THE DEAD AND THE DARK by Courtney Gould

Rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: Courtney Gould’s thrilling debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places―and people―you didn’t expect. The Dark has been waiting for far too long, and it won’t stay hidden any longer.

Review: SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan

Rating: ★★★★★ Summary: In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness… In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba,…

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Review: RADHA & JAI’S RECIPE FOR ROMANCE by Nisha Sharma

Rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance. Radha is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest Kathak dancers in the world . . . until a family betrayal costs … Continue reading “Review: RADHA & JAI’S RECIPE FOR ROMANCE by Nisha Sharma”

Review: SIX CRIMSON CRANES by Elizabeth Lim

Rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the … Continue reading “Review: SIX CRIMSON CRANES by Elizabeth Lim”

Review: THE LADY OR THE LION by Aamna Qureshi

Rating: ★★★★★ Summary: Perfect for fans of These Violent Delights and The Wrath and the Dawn, this scintillating debut retells “The Lady or the Tiger?” against a Pakistan-inspired world of forbidden love and court intrigues. Once there was a princess forced to choose a fate for her lover-to a future in the arms of a beautiful lady, or to death … Continue reading “Review: THE LADY OR THE LION by Aamna Qureshi”

Blog Tour | 5 Reasons to Read: IT GOES LIKE THIS by Miel Moreland

Summary: In Miel Moreland’s heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak. Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer … Continue reading “Blog Tour | 5 Reasons to Read: IT GOES LIKE THIS by Miel Moreland”

Review: REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR by Payal Doshi

Rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: A middle-grade fantasy about twelve-year-old Rea Chettri, who portals into an otherworldly realm to go on a secret quest to find her missing twin brother Rohan. The clock is ticking in this fast-paced, thrilling, and exciting adventure rife with evil creatures, a ruthless villain, and unforgettable friendships. It all begins on the … Continue reading “Review: REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR by Payal Doshi”

Wrap Up: March 2021

Hello everyone! I hope March was a good reading month for you! I’m a fairly slow reader and any number of books I read in a month would be a win for me. But picking up a goodreads challenge and launching this blog is keeping me accountable to read more. I was genuinely surprised when…

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Review: THE UNBROKEN by C.L. Clark

Rating: ★★★★☆ Summary: In an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow…

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Review: THE ONES WE’RE MEANT TO FIND by Joan He

Rating: ★★★★★ Summary: One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars with sci-fi scope, Lost with a satisfying resolution. Cee awoke on an abandoned island three years ago. With no idea of how she was marooned, she only has a rickety house, an old android, and a single memory: she has … Continue reading “Review: THE ONES WE’RE MEANT TO FIND by Joan He”

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