The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee: Another Amazing Historical Novel About A Chinese Girl in 1890 Atlanta

I loved reading Outrun the Moon, and can’t believe Stacey Lee managed to outdo herself with another stunning novel. The Downstairs Girl is an immediate new favorite and I absolutely adore not only the entire story, but Jo Kuan herself and her innate spunk. From Jo to her questions about her past to Lee’s intricate … Continue reading The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee: Another Amazing Historical Novel About A Chinese Girl in 1890 Atlanta

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Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction

Due to recent controversy, I've got another discussion post here for you today, with the prompt of how do we distinguish between young adult, new adult, and adult fiction? Recently, the lines between the genres (and the dying NA genre) have been blurring as adult fiction writers write YA and YA authors write adult and Sarah … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction

A Reader’s Guide to Embarking on an Adventure in Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (+Giveaway!)

Sometimes, it takes a well organized guide (like the one you'll find in this post) to prepare you for gearing up to read a book so you can experience the full glory of a novel. Other times, you just dive into it. For instance, take Harry Potter. It's great to read, but isn't it even better … Continue reading A Reader’s Guide to Embarking on an Adventure in Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (+Giveaway!)

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (ARC): Letting the Bird Lead the Way

4.5 stars Leigh Chen Sanders is certain her mother turned into a bird after committing suicide. Leigh travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time, trying to find her mother in the form of a giant red bird, uncovering family secrets, and forging a relationship with her grandparents, all while aware … Continue reading The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (ARC): Letting the Bird Lead the Way

Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood (DRC): Barnstorming after the Great War

4 stars Grace Lafferty is a wing walker after the Great War and she's determined to get to the World Aviation Expo, prove her scrappy team's worth, and earn a coveted Hollywood contract. Henry Patton, a Great War veteran and mechanic, joins her barnstorming team and he questions her ambition, but Grace continues her test … Continue reading Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood (DRC): Barnstorming after the Great War