Genre: Own Voices

Star Daughter Review: An Own Voices YA Hindu Story with Stars as Characters

Star Daughter Review: An Own Voices YA Hindu Story with Stars as Characters

What an absolutely stunning cover! That’s what initially drew me in to Star Daughter, but when I heard it featured actual star beings based off Hindu mythology, I had to pick it up. Things I Liked About Star Daughter The concept is so unique, unlike anything I’ve read before. Sheetal is half-star, half-human, with the power to […]

September 16, 2021 | 2 Comments
Ace of Spades Review: Privilege & Power in a Private School Setting

Ace of Spades Review: Privilege & Power in a Private School Setting

What a brilliant and compelling book! Ace of Spades certainly delivers on the Get Out and Gossip Girl comparisons, while delivering shocking twists at the end. This is one of those books that I couldn’t put down, wanting to know what the solution to the mystery was, and when all the answers were shown, I was just left there in […]

September 9, 2021 | 2 Comments
This Poison Heart Review: Black Poison Ivy Discovers Unique Heritage

This Poison Heart Review: Black Poison Ivy Discovers Unique Heritage

What a fun and unique read! This Poison Heart features a blend of plant loving, Greek mythology and a haunting tale to find one’s own mysterious heritage. I thought Briseis was such a fun main character, particularly with her powers of growing and understanding plants (like Poison Ivy). Although this isolates her from other people, she has […]

August 19, 2021 | 2 Comments
2 LGBTQIA Asian-American Reads: Fireheart Tiger & The Magic Fish

2 LGBTQIA Asian-American Reads: Fireheart Tiger & The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish is a beautiful graphic novel about fairy tales, second generation immigrants, coming out and struggling to connect with your parents due to language. The Vietnamese characters are fantastic and you can see the differences between Tiến and his mum, from their upbringing, struggles and the way they approach their family. While they […]

April 1, 2021 | 2 Comments
5 Reasons To Read Legendborn Right Now

5 Reasons To Read Legendborn Right Now

Legendborn was legit one of the BEST books I’ve read all year!!! It’s a pretty wild mash up, you’ve got Mortal Instruments meets King Arthur, Black girl magic, trauma and grief set in college…. BUT STAY WITH ME it was done SOOOO well and everything was explored in-depth as well! I had goosebumps when I […]

January 14, 2021 | 2 Comments