Book Review & Aesthetic: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Tokyo Ever After is one of my new favorite books. It was validating to me in a way I never expected it to be. It’s the book I’ve been waiting for ever since I watched The Princess Diaries as a kid when I thought only white girls could become princesses. Something I don’t think anymore. Thank you Emiko Jean.

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Book Review: Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

Things Lost to the Water is a beautifully epic family tale of a Vietnamese family in New Orleans learning to start fresh, and trying and failing to heal personal and generational wounds. It was wildly important to me, and I can’t even believe that it found its way into my hands. But I am so grateful that it has.

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Book Review & Aesthetic: Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Firebreak was truly incredible. It was everything I could have hoped for in a book. It was full of action but never missed a moment to make a statement on the important things. I’m truly impressed at what this book was able to accomplish without feeling weighed down at all. Absolutely wonderful!

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Short Story Magazine Review: khōréō Magazine volume 1, issue 1

★★★★★
Everyone should check out khōréō. It was deeply personal to me, and I hope that it can be for others as well. If you are a member of any diaspora, this is for you. Your magazine. Read it, check it out, cry with me.

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Book Review & Aesthetic: Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim

★★★★★
This is a book that I wish I had as I was growing up, but I sure am glad it is a book that exists today that I can enjoy. It has all the fun that I need in a YA or New Adult book, and all the inclusivity and positivity that is often missing from far too many books. I absolutely cannot wait for the second book!!

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Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

★★★★★
Legendborn is incredible, and it is important. It is a story based on Arthurian Legend, with some major dark academia vibes thrown in that tackles so many important topics, but doesn’t forget to take you on an adventure that will make you laugh.

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Book Review: How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming

★★★★★
This book is brilliant, concise, sharp, challenging, and compelling. This is the anti-racist book that everyone should read.

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Book Review: Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur

Read Folklorn It is important. It is beautiful and wonderful. It is the first book to make me feel like I can claim Asian American for myself. I absolutely applaud what Angela Mi Young Hur was able to accomplish here.

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Book Review: The Seep by Chana Porter

SFF/speculative fiction really shines when they are able to take a fantastical element (or a lot of them) and use it to really put a spotlight on humanity. The Seep does a fantastic job of that.

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