Genre: Science Fiction

Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

How do I even begin describing this book? Ignite the Stars was grandiose, adventurous, and triumphant. It’s a science fiction that follows the journey of Ia Cocha, a daredevil rebel who’s escaped the clutches of the Olympus Commonwealth more than once. But when she’s finally captured, at the beginning of the book, everyone is surprised […]

August 31, 2018 | 2 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
Defy the Worlds Review: A Sequel Set in Space That’ll Grip Your Hearts

Defy the Worlds Review: A Sequel Set in Space That’ll Grip Your Hearts

Note: This is the sequel to Defy the Stars, which you can find my review over here. Minor spoilers ahead! I was extremely excited to pick up Defy the Worlds because I adored the previous book! I loved the science-fiction elements, the determined characters who were also filled with self-doubt, and in general the questions that […]

July 27, 2018 | 4 Comments
Not Your Sidekick Review: When Everyone’s a Superhero & You’re Just Trying to Figure Out Life

Not Your Sidekick Review: When Everyone’s a Superhero & You’re Just Trying to Figure Out Life

I love superheroes and books with Chinese characters, so it was a no-brainer to pick up Not Your Sidekick which was also our Name of the Book Club June book of the month. Spanning a world where superpowers are common, and superheroes and villains rule the streets, the book follows a bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese heroine called Jess […]

July 24, 2018 | 4 Comments
Want Review: Futuristic Sci-fi with an Opulent Taiwanese Setting

Want Review: Futuristic Sci-fi with an Opulent Taiwanese Setting

If you’re like me and you’ve been looking for a book with Asian representation that you can relate to but in a sci-fi or fantasy setting – Want will satisfy all your needs, as a story set in futuristic Taipei filled with technology, corporate infiltrations and Chinese characters who are fighting for equality. There’s something that […]

July 20, 2018 | 16 Comments
Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a science-fiction novel with a concept similar to Honor Among Thieves. (I know a historical steampunk, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, that comes to mind, but with the barest of similarities.) So what makes this book stand out from the rest? I would have to say… its intriguing concept of aliens. […]

March 9, 2018 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, Books, Reviews