Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Mackenzie Bishop’s grandfather first brought her here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself.… Continue reading The Dark Vault by V.E. Schwab // Book Review
In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the… Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean // PH Blog Tour Book Review
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for … and the most cruel. But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the… Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan // Book Review
A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate—a theme that has never been more timely than it is now… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength… Continue reading Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen // ARC Review
I can't believe May has passed us by so quickly, and yet, here we are! Today is the second to last day of May (June is at our doorstep already??), which is the perfect time to wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Following my book recommendations from last Wednesday, in which I focused on mental health… Continue reading Book Recommendations // Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe… Continue reading Book Review // To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
🌷 Hi & welcome to my first wrap-up, ever! 🌷 (You might hear the word "first" a lot in my upcoming posts, because I only started my blog five days ago—but bear with me, please!! I'm excited.) May has so far been the most eventful month of my bookish social media life, because I finally managed to (somewhat)… Continue reading May Books Wrap-Up Part 1 (+ Two April Books) // I Finally Launched My Blog!