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
If you haven't heard me screaming about this book, let me tell you something about The Weigh of Our Sky. It's AMAZING. There, I said it. I had a wonderful time reading and this is the closest I've felt to my Indonesian heritage being represented on the page, and this book means so much to me and I hope … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Hanna Alkaf on The Weight of Our Sky (+ INTL Giveaway!)
This is probably some of the most exciting news ever, but I'm so happy to have arranged this exclusively Southeast Asian blog tour for Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky! I love this book so much and being able to arrange this tour and work with SEA bloggers was so rewarding. The whole idea was to help get … Continue reading Announcing The Weight of Our Sky Southeast Asian Blog Tour! (+ INTL Giveaway!)
I always love participating in Aetnee @ Read at Midnight's reading challenges, and #1KBE is no exception. Centered around the upcoming A Thousand Beginnings and Endings anthology, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman and featuring multiple East, South, and Southeast Asian authors retelling myths from their cultures, this reading challenge challenges you to read more … Continue reading #1KBE A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reading Challenge Sign-Up
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Heart Forger, the sequel to The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco! There's a ton of fun things in this post, such as that giveaway at the end! There are no spoilers for book one in today's post, so you're free to read on even if … Continue reading Southeast Asian Influences in The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco + Giveaway!