I'm absolutely stunned that we're already 1/3 of the way done with the year and our Year of the Asian Reading Challenge! Are you on track? I'm trying to keep a steady pace of 4 YARC reads a month, and it's going pretty well! But, even if you're behind, there's no worries! We have ample … Continue reading April Showers Bring May #YARC2019 Reads! (What to Read for YARC This Month!)
I find it ironic that it's taken me a while to sign up for the reading challenge that I myself am co-hosting, but also . . . I have a very busy blog schedule, okay? And nobody wants nine straight days of posts from me that is absurd (but happening in February so SORRY). Anyways, … Continue reading Finally! Signing Up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge #YARC2019
We can all agree that November was the month for a bunch of amazing Asian YA. And October was pretty great too...and September...honestly the Asian rep has been killing it this fall and I am IN LOVE. I've read so many new favorites recently, and they make me all happy and bubbly, I can't wait to share … Continue reading If You Liked #10: Asian Fantasy YA Edition!
4 stars Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms, and you'll marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become … Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean: An Engrossing & Light Asian Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss!
4.5 stars Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village … Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With
Welcome back to another week of "Wow, I can't believe that actually happened. Let's counteract that with books feat. amazing representation!" Honestly, this is basically what my recommendation posts are turning into (see last week's Combat Biphobia with These Awesome Book Recs! 🏳️🌈💗💜💙), but I don't mind! I love spreading positivity as a reaction to negativity, … Continue reading 50+ Amazing Asian Protagonists Who Were Asian from the Start
If you had to only read one guest post in your life, this is the one I'd recommend, and I'm not just saying this because it's on my blog. (Also, welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Megan Bannen's The Bird and the Blade etc. etc. giveaway etc. please keep reading I promise you … Continue reading Ask Megan: An Advice Column for the Characters in The Bird and the Blade (Blog Tour + Giveaway!)