Genre: Own Voices

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 | 3 Comments
Giveaway & Blog Tour: 5 Things I Liked About Emergency Contact

Giveaway & Blog Tour: 5 Things I Liked About Emergency Contact

Isn’t it the best thing when you pick up a book unexpectedly and you end up really enjoying it? Emergency Contact piqued my interest because it’s about a Korean-American girl who starts her first year of college, and a soft boy who has just broken up with his ex-girlfriend who works (and lives) at the local […]

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Beautiful cover, and beautiful stories to match the outside! I really enjoyed Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. While all the authors are disabled, I’m not 100% sure their characters follow the exact disability. Either way, I love the intersections of the characters and the vast range of writing styles. They’re all written with care […]

September 18, 2018 | 3 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in ARC Reviews, Books
The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

Every once in a while, a book comes along and sweeps you off your feet, with its gentle exploration of grief and the beautiful story told within its pages. Exploring the life of Leigh as she bonds with her mother after she passes away from suicide, it didn’t take long for The Astonishing Colour of After to […]

September 11, 2018 | 6 Comments
Mirage Review: Readers Will Love This Moroccan-Inspired Fantasy Set in Space!

Mirage Review: Readers Will Love This Moroccan-Inspired Fantasy Set in Space!

Mirage: something that appears real or possible but is not in fact so. The title of MIRAGE may suggest an optical illusion of sorts, but the story in this book felt so real and touching when I read it. This Moroccan-inspired fantasy brings readers across planets and kingdoms. It touches upon colonization, oppression, and the […]

August 21, 2018 | 4 Comments