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American Panda Discussion Review: Dumplings and Jenna on a Cover

American Panda Discussion Review: Dumplings and Jenna on a Cover

American Panda is a novel that I have been eagerly awaiting since I first saw the cover reveal and learned about the book. It’s about a Taiwanese girl, Mei, with huge pressure from her family to become a doctor and marry a high-achieving Chinese guy (preferably a doctor), despite the fact that Mei is afraid of […]

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

The best word that I can use to describe Here We Are Now is ‘disappointing’. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga’s debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and was highly anticipating this second novel. Sadly, it failed to hit the emotional heights of her debut novel and didn’t really live up to the good concept of the book. […]

November 30, 2017 | 10 Comments
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

Step into a world of sand and grit from characters both cunning and mischievous in this book. The City of Brass brings Middle Eastern folklore to life as Chakraborty transports readers from the dusty streets of Cairo, Egypt, to the grandiose and magical land of Daevabad. This historical fantasy was a fun-packed ride from start […]

November 22, 2017 | 6 Comments
Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

I really enjoyed Lucy Keating’s debut novel Dreamology, and Literally follows the fantasy-like concepts that she puts into a Young Adult contemporary. While the concept sounds very cute and sweet, the execution left much to be desired. Literally had literally the chance to break through common stereotypes, tropes, and commonly used clichés, but instead falls […]

October 31, 2017 | 2 Comments