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ARC Review: Heroine Complex (with GIFs!)

Confession: I didn’t actually like Sarah Kuhn’s Asian superheroine book, HEROINE COMPLEX, that much. I really wanted to because ASIAN SUPERHEROINES! But the repetitiveness of the narration and overly on-the-nose dialogue unfortunately really slowed the story down for me. But I LOVED the summary for the sequel, HEROINE WORSHIP! I was pretty obsessed with My Fair Wedding with… Continue reading ARC Review: Heroine Complex (with GIFs!)

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Recap Post: The #AsianLitBingo Reading Challenge!

Earlier this month, I did a post about the #AsianLitBingo challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erican. I really enjoyed the challenge, so I just wanted to post how I did! BOOKS READ BY ASIAN AUTHORS FOR MAY: 8!!! (Lucky number in many Asian cultures!) BOOKS BY ASIAN AUTHORS W/ ASIAN MCS (i.e. books qualifying for the… Continue reading Recap Post: The #AsianLitBingo Reading Challenge!

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FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS: Book Playlist

Last week I reviewed FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao, but I was also inspired to compile a playlist. Now, when making book playlists, I like to use songs that fit both sonically and lyrically. FOTL is an Asian-inspired fantasy, but I don’t listen to much Asian music and my Chinese is not very… Continue reading FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS: Book Playlist

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The #AsianLitBingo Challenge!

May is Asian American Heritage Month, so I’m participating in the #AsianLitBingo reading challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica! (Note from Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica: “May is technically designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. However, a number of Pasifika activists and friends of mine have stated that lumping together Asian Americans with Pacific Islanders results in… Continue reading The #AsianLitBingo Challenge!

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ARC Review: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao

Today I’m extremely excited to review FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao! This has been on my most-anticipated YA list pretty much since the deal was announced, so I was ecstatic to win a signed ARC! This was a great read and one you definitely shouldn’t miss. First, some background: Forest of… Continue reading ARC Review: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao

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The Sun is Also a Star Book Playlist

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon is a sweet YA romance about love, immigration, science, fate, and the universe. It reminded me of  classic indie movies like Before Sunrise, and I was inspired to compile another playlist. Music has a presence in the book–female lead Natasha, a scientifically-minded undocumented immigrant from Jamaica, loves ’90s grunge rock and has… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star Book Playlist