Book Review: Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Izumi Tanaka has spent her whole life feeling like she doesn't quite fit inโ€”not in her small, mostly whyte northern Californian townโ€”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: She Drives Me Crazy

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 After an epic loss on the basketball court to her ex-girlfriend and her new team, followed by an embarrassing fender bender with her enemy, Scottie needs a win. She needs something to get her groove back. Turns out her enemy (and head cheerleader) needs something too. Together, … Continue reading Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 There was and there was not. So begins the story of Soraya, a princess cursed to kill all she touches. Hidden away in her own palace, she longs for human contact, for friends and the touch of a lover. When her twin brother the shah becomes engaged to … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Book Review: Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 The Strong brothers rally to continue the family knitting shop after the sudden death of their beloved foster mother, Mama Joy, but run into complications. They've all got their own commitments, aside from Jesse, who's reputation is for running after women, not running a business. But the boys … Continue reading Book Review: Real Men Knit

Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Juliet is a baby dyke about to enter her second year of college. Puerto Rican and brown and from the Bronx, she comes out to her parents just before stepping off a plane to begin a summer internship with Harlowe Brisbane, the Pussy Power feminist who is … Continue reading Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Hole. E. Fuck. I AM SHOOKETH. I AM SHAKETH. I AM VERKLEMPT. Okay, so the premise: a young socialite goes to a town in the mountains of Baja California to figure out what the hell is going on with her cousin, who married this white dude and then sent … Continue reading Book Review: Mexican Gothic

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

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/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 ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/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

Book Review: Harley in the Sky

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Harley has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. And with her parents owning a literal circus (in Las Vegas), she should be a natural, right? Nope. Her parents keep her grounded and want to her pursue college instead of … Continue reading Book Review: Harley in the Sky