Book Review: The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport

The Blood Trials is an ambitious debut by N.E. Davenport that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and constantly guessing. This story beautifully tackles some difficult themes that resonated with me deeply, and imagined a main character that I fell in love with.

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Book Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is a luscious and beautiful experience with prose that perfectly matches its stunning cover. This book with sweep you off your feet and fall in love with Mina in this wonderfully feminist reimagining of the story of Shim Cheong.

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Magazine Review: khōréō Vol 1, Issue 3

This issue caught me right in the heart in each story. I had to take such long breaks between them because it hit my soul so deeply. I love khōréō so much – come see why these stories touched my soul.

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Book Review: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a dazzling debut by Sue Lynn Tan. It is magic wrapped up in love and delivered with beauty. The story is so thoughtful and exciting it is nearly impossible to put down. This story will captivate you and the prose will whisk you away into a land of magic and beauty.

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Book Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

A Magic Steeped in Poison is as beautiful as the cover. The book beautifully incorporates the tea theme into every single ounce of this book and makes it come alive, just like the magic system. Everything is so well-rounded that the entire reading experience feels like drinking a hot cup of tea.

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Book Review: Chances for Serendipity by Natalie Chung

Chances for Serendipity is an absolute hidden gem. It is the right level of cheesy, it has the right pacing, it has cute themes (tennis and baking!), and it has heart-warming character growth. I found myself smiling at certain points and feeling grief at certain points, all while maintaining an easy-to-read tone the entire time. Exactly what I’m looking for in any contemporary romance!

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Book Review: Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes

Mango, Mambo, and Murder is the perfect read if you are looking for something light and breezy. There is clear skill in crafting a story that takes on so many moods all at once and Raquel V. Reyes manages to skillfully and artfully balance them all perfectly. You will be stressed, hungry, and eager all at once!

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Book Review: Goddess of Limbo by Lea Falls

Goddess of Limbo is full of the creative imagination that I always wish was in so many more epic fantasy tales. This story is incredibly unique and full of wonder. If you want a brand new and fresh look at epic fantasy, this book is absolutely for you!

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Book Review: The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

The Keeper of the Night is the exact book I desperately needed as a teen to help me realize that I was not alone. I am not joking when I tell you that this is the most validating book that I have ever read. I am so happy that it exists and I wish everyone would read it. It is phenomenal.

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Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful is an incredible reimagining and reexamining of The Great Gatsby. It’s done so well and so full of thought and care. Nghi Vo knows and loves the story so much but has created a brand new way for us all to look at it. Absolutely stunning.

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