Category: Reviews

The Bride Test Review: Adorable #OwnVoices Romance with Vietnamese + Autism Rep

The Bride Test Review: Adorable #OwnVoices Romance with Vietnamese + Autism Rep

I’m not really a reader of the romance genre, but The Kiss Quotient and now The Bride Test has redefined the genre for me. Especially since it covers #ownvoices Vietnamese and autism rep. What I appreciated about The Bride Test, is the rags to riches story of Esme, the poor Vietnamese-American immigrant who travels to the United […]

June 4, 2019 | 6 Comments
5 Things I Liked About What I Like About Me

5 Things I Liked About What I Like About Me

I wasn’t sure what to expect from What I Like About Me because the synopsis reminded me so much of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, with the beauty pageant and body positivity aspects. But What I Like About Me is definitely a vastly different book to Dumplin’. It is very quintessentially Australian and I related to it much more than I related to Dumplin’ because […]

May 28, 2019 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
We Hunt the Flame Review: Forbidden Romance, Arabian Legends & Magic in the Desert

We Hunt the Flame Review: Forbidden Romance, Arabian Legends & Magic in the Desert

Set against the staggering desert landscape of Ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a story about a dark Prince and a Huntress dressed as a man uncovering a legendary artifact to release magic into their world. Written by an #ownvoices author, it was everything I wanted out of a story set in Arabia. Following the […]

May 17, 2019 | 3 Comments
Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane draws concepts from East-Asian culture (specifically, Chinese!), which immediately made this at the top of my TBR list. Unfortunately, my hopes were probably too high, as I found the story dragging on and on, and was indifferent to Hesina’s struggles and journey. Although Descendant of the Crane has stunning narrative and […]

May 10, 2019 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, ARC Reviews, Books