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

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: 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

Book Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee 🌺🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Dragons. Art. Revolution. Jebi isn't a revolutionary. They're an artist, and they just want to paint, dammit. So when they're turned away from the painting exams, thrown out of their house after their sister finds out their adoption of another man, and they get an offer from the … Continue reading Book Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Book Review: Burning Roses

Burning Roses by SL Huang 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Two queer old women venture off onto one last journey—interwoven with fairy tales. It was enjoyable! And so queer! And much family angst. Old women who have hurt their children. It's hard writing about two characters at the ending of their lives. After the heroing is over. After much … Continue reading Book Review: Burning Roses

Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 *Pterodactyl screech* Everyone needs to read this book! Everyone! Read it! Read it! Read it! The Emperor's magic has kept the empire together for decades, and his magical constructs—and their deadly secrets—keep the people subdued and docile. Lin, the emperor's daughter and former heir, is determined to … Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter

Book Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Once upon a time, a bandit walks into a small coffeehouse, and walks out with a nun, an adventure, and more trouble than he ever bargained for. "Huh?" said Tet Sang."Oh, I'm joining you all," said Guet Imm, wide-eyed. "Didn't I say … Continue reading Book Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

Book Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 A northern barbarian is sent south to marry the emperor. Once she bears a son, she's sent into exile with only her faithful servant at her side. But her story doesn't end there. Her story is just beginning. Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to … Continue reading Book Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune