Publication date : May 24th, 2016
Publisher : Penguin Random House
Genre : Young Adult | Historical Fiction
Page Count: 391
Synopsis : San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes. Continue reading
Last week, I tweeted out something pretty vague and cryptic, asking twenty people to pick random emojis for reasons (yes, you guessed it, this post is the reason) but then I got 52 people suggesting emojis hahaha so I had more than enough to choose from and the way I went about it is that I looked at the emoji, if it reminded me of a book or felt like it could, I kept it! If it felt too niche and didn’t, I didn’t use it! And THAT’s how I’ve narrowed it down to the 20 emojis I’m basing my recommendations on. I’m going to try my hardest to recommend books I don’t talk about a lot already. Continue reading
I usually do not review poetry, I just never ever ever know what to say but some of Shelby’s poems pull at my heart strings and makes me feel seen and acknowledged and just make me feel warm and soft inside. So here’s a review of TWO of her collections on of which only released on Wednesday!
Earlier this month, I wrote a post signing up to the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge which served as both TBR and tracking post. So I thought that it would be a good idea for this month’s 5 star predictions post to pick 8 books out of my #YARC2019 TBR that I think are strong candidates to get a full five stars from me. From the books I picked on my last post, I only read two, and neither was a five stars read *sighs*. I gave Internment 4 stars and Daisy Jones and the Six 3 stars.
Today on the blog, I’m having another Spreading the Love post but booktubers’ edition. I love doing these posts so much because I love gushing about people in the community who do good work and inspire me to do the same as well. That and their content never fails to be entertaining no matter the topic. I already talked about 10 of my favourite bloggers and 10 of my favourite bookstagrammers. So, now, you have 10 of my favourite booktubers. And as per usual, I have WAY more so I’m planning another one of these posts at some point in the year.
Series: The Shadow and Bone trilogy #1
Publication date : June 5th, 2012
Publisher : Henry Holt & Co | Macmillan
Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy
Page Count: 369
Synopsis : Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart. (From Goodreads)
Publication date : September 18th, 2018
Publisher : Simon Pulse
Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary
Page Count: 358
Synopsis : When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run?
So that’s what Annabelle does—she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She’s not ready to think about the why yet, just the how—muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person—The Taker—that haunts her. Continue reading
At the end of last month, I reached 1000 followers on my Bookstagram so I thought what better time to take you all through my bookstagramming process than to celebrate hitting this milestone? I’m in no way, shape or form an expert, I started my account less than a year because I love taking *aesthetic* pictures of books. And since I’m still relatively new, I might as well walk you through everything from one newbie to another, whether you have an account or are thinking of making one.
Publication date : February 19th, 2019
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary
Page Count: 272
Synopsis :For Nari, aka Narioka Diane, aka hacker digital alter ego “d0l0s,” it’s college and then a career at “one of the big ones,” like Google or Apple. Keagan, her sweet, sensitive boyfriend, is happy to follow her wherever she may lead. Reese is an ace/aro visual artist with plans to travel the world. Santiago is off to Stanford on a diving scholarship, with very real Olympic hopes. And Bellamy? Physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT—but the student loan she’d been counting on is denied when it turns out her estranged father—one Robert Foster—is loaded.
Nari isn’t about to let her friend’s dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so she hatches a plan to steal just enough from Foster to allow Bellamy to achieve her goals. (From Goodreads) Continue reading
You are probably wondering, what in the hell is this? Well, FRET NOT, I will explain! Amazing bloggers and friends of mine, cw, Lily, Vicky and Shealea are hosting a year long reading challenge to celebrate books by Asian authors, especially with how many are getting released this year, with some fun prompts, challenges and chats that are also optional so it’s all very chill and low stakes. You can read all about it in the sign up post here.