Book Review: This Fierce Blood by Malia Márquez

This Fierce Blood is compelling and beautiful. It is a multigenerational saga that captures the beauty, difficulty, and importance of merging and growing cultures. It clashes and it mends relationships across generations and cultures in a thoughtful and lovely way. It’s absolutely stunning.

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Book Review: Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Ophelia After All is a beautiful book of self-discovery, questioning, friendship, and support systems. It’s a warm hug to anyone who has ever questioned anything about their identity and I can’t help think about how lucky we are that books like this exist. It is absolutely stunning.

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Book Review: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

I have never read a book that felt like it was reading into my soul in the same way that Portrait of a Thief did and I absolutely recommend it to every single person. This book is a stunning way to start to understand some of the Asian diaspora experience and I cannot wait to hold my copy in my hands. Thank you so much, Grace Li, this book spoke directly to my soul.

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Book Review: The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath

The Reckless Kind if a delightfully cozy book full of heart and love. It’s so easy to fall in love with Asta, Gunnar, and Erland with how deeply they care for each other and how much care Heath clearly put into these characters. A perfect book to read for cold winters!

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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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