4.5 stars Emotionally moving, steeped with history, and full of meaning, Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky is set during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old, but she believes she harbors a djinn inside her--one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s … Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut
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
I am so so excited to announce this challenge to y'all! 2019 is full of so many awesome releases by Asian authors, and I can't boost them enough! So me and some friends (CW, Lily, & Shealea) have started this reading challenge so we can enjoy awesome Asian novels--old and new--as well as have fun … Continue reading Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Have Fun Reading More Diversely! 🎉
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!
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