Book Review: Light from Uncommon Stars

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Shizuka Satomi was once the best violinist in the world—until she lost her talent and made a deal with the devil. Deliver seven prodigies, and get her music back. She's brought six, but time is running out on number seven...then she hears the music in the most … Continue reading Book Review: Light from Uncommon Stars

Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Weird shit is happening on the Deucalion, and Dr Park cannot figure out what the hell is going on. It started ever since she and her survey crew landed on a previously unexplored planet in the middle of nowhere—crew complaining of weird dreams, strange shifts in … Continue reading Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

Book Review: She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Lady Rui's jaw was tight with the same intensity Zhu had glimpsed earlier: a compressed rage that had at its heart the female desire to survive all that sought to make her nothing. Zhu was born in a small, drought- and famine-stricken village. Her mother and … Continue reading Book Review: She Who Became the Sun

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: doxxing, racism and racial microaggressions, homophobia, threats of deportation, war Lily Hu, 17 years old and Chinese-American, knows she's different. That difference solidifies when she finds a book in a bodega about a woman loving another woman...it answers so many questions, but it … Continue reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Sci Fi Friday: 30+ SFF Books by Asian and Pacific Islander Authors

May is National Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and while this is a US-national month, I'd like to focus on Asian and Pacific Islander authors from all over the world as well as in the US. Asian hate crimes and attacks have been on the rise over the past year, particularly attacks on elders and women. … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: 30+ SFF Books by Asian and Pacific Islander Authors

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Izumi Tanaka has spent her whole life feeling like she doesn't quite fit in—not in her small, mostly whyte northern Californian town—and her mom has been quiet about her dad. So when Izumi discovers her father is actually the Crown Prince of Japan, things get, well, complicated. Suddenly … Continue reading Book Review: Tokyo Ever After

Book Review: Happy Endings

Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trixie Nyugen is determined that her sex toy business is a success—she wants to set up her own boutique, teach people about sexual pleasure, and force her parents to accept she can be successful as an entrepreneur. However, when she runs into her ex, she finds that her heart … Continue reading Book Review: Happy Endings

Book Review: Bruised

Bruised by Tanja Boteju 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 TW: Self-harm, emotional abuse, parental death, grief Ever since her parents' deaths in a horrifying car accident, Daya has pushed the world away. She's repressed her feelings, choosing physical pain over grief, using bruises to push down her underlying guilt. Until she's introduced to the world of roller derby, and … Continue reading Book Review: Bruised

Book Review: A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 The Mai and the Nguyen family have been rivals forever, since long before the Mai family set up a rival Vietnamese restaurant across the street from the Nguyen's restaurant. Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai have been forbidden to speak to each other, but when Bao sees Linh in … Continue reading Book Review: A Pho Love Story

Book Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by KS Villoso 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Let them speak ill of the bitch queen who brought ruin to the land with the same gilded tongue they praised the uncrowned king who was just as responsible. Talyien was supposed to reunite her nation by marrying the son of her father's rival, but on the … Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro