Addictive and Silly Fairytale Fun: Once More Upon A Time – An ARC Review

Charming, suggestive and reminiscent of children’s bedtime fairytales, Once More Upon A Time was the perfect light-hearted breather in between books. It filled me with joy and brightened up my day. For a novella, it accomplished a lot in the space of 264 pages and from start to end, it was an absolute delight to read. … More Addictive and Silly Fairytale Fun: Once More Upon A Time – An ARC Review

Great But Can Do Better: Jade Fire Gold – A Blog Tour Review

With an exciting plot and tons of potential to be not just good but great, Jade Fire Gold is a captivating and adventure-filled debut for non-fans of the xianxia genre and an easy entry read for readers looking to explore Asian and Chinese-inspired YA fiction. Fans will be subtly reminded of Avatar: The Last Airbender . However, it was also a terribly frustrating read with many nuances overshadowed by the insipid romance and it also suffered a significant lack of meaningful Chinese influence.  … More Great But Can Do Better: Jade Fire Gold – A Blog Tour Review

Great Plot Overshadowed by Love Triangle: The Endless Skies – A Blog Tour Review

Anyone a sucker for gorgeous covers? I know I am! And, this one reminded me so much of Sky in the Deep but unlike Sky in the Deep, The Endless Skies fell so short of my expectations. Despite a unique and captivating premise, a frustrating love triangle, shallow characters and ridiculous plot points leave much to be desired.  … More Great Plot Overshadowed by Love Triangle: The Endless Skies – A Blog Tour Review

Five-Star Feminist, Fiery and Fearsome: Iron Widow – A Blog Tour Review

Non-obvious and obvious hiccups aside, Iron Widow has to be one of the best books I’ve read in 2021 and will continue to remain one of my favourite books of all time. Wu Zetian, the titular Iron Widow is everything I wish I had the guts to be and the blend of science fiction, Ancient China and Chinese culture is chef’s kiss. Despite numerous Asian-inspired fantasies, none have hit quite as hard with a realistic portrayal of Chinese culture. They are normally magical, fantastical and whimsical.  … More Five-Star Feminist, Fiery and Fearsome: Iron Widow – A Blog Tour Review

For Those Who Hated Wicked Saints: What We Devour – An ARC Review

Eat your heart out, Wicked Saints! Because this book is going to give you a run for your money. With characters you will absolutely fall in love with, a unique (but confusing) magic system and a plot that just keeps giving, a single review is not enough to sum up just how intricate and detailed all the elements of What We Devour are. In fact, there are so many other things I had to exclude from this review just so I could keep it relatively short.  … More For Those Who Hated Wicked Saints: What We Devour – An ARC Review

Desi Readers Deserve Better: Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – An ARC Review

Very rarely do I ever refuse to finish a book. Almost all the time, I will put it aside and return to it at a later date when I feel like I’d be more accepting of the content. Sometimes I return to it, sometimes I don’t. But I will always have it on the back burner, waiting to return to it. However, this is not the case with Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses. … More Desi Readers Deserve Better: Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – An ARC Review

Take My Money: Fire with Fire – A Blog Tour Review with Favourite Quotes

Writing reviews about perfect books are extremely difficult because I’m so used to dissecting a book and finding mostly negative qualities about it, despite how much I can love it. When I started reading the first few pages and saw that it was a modern setting (I guess I missed the memo when I read the synopsis), I was a little turned off. But, I was absolutely blown away with just how good Fire with Fire is. My expectations were blown sky high, completely out of proportions because everything in the book just works. … More Take My Money: Fire with Fire – A Blog Tour Review with Favourite Quotes

Definition of A Problematic Fave: Spark to Shadow – A Blog Tour Review + Favourite Quotes

It makes me come off as standoffish and elitist but I’m not one to ever pick up a self-published or even indie-published book. I’ve been burned one too many times in my early review days and with so many books to read and so many reviews to write, I’m highly selective. But, Spark to Shadow has renewed my faith in books published in the non-traditional way! It’s not without it’s problems but from beautiful landscapes, a feminist-inspired society, strong female leads, adorable soft boys, sex positivity, Asian influence and dragons, this is one book you have to pick up immediately. In fact, I’d recommend that everyone go and buy it now! … More Definition of A Problematic Fave: Spark to Shadow – A Blog Tour Review + Favourite Quotes

Please Make This A K-Drama: Made in Korea – A Blog Tour Review and

Being frustratingly short is Made in Korea’s biggest flaw; I wanted so much more of the story, so much more of the details, the emotions and the romantic development! Featuring a cast of Koreans and a story full with intricacies only those raised Asian would be able to understand, Made in Korea is utterly charming and completely wholesome. And while there are a couple of things I didn’t quite like, it was a great debut novel and I cannot wait to read so much more from Sarah Suk. This is definitely one for the “Best of 2021” lists! … More Please Make This A K-Drama: Made in Korea – A Blog Tour Review and

YA Equivalent of A Black Mirror Episode: The Ones We’re Meant to Find – An ARC Review and Favourite Quotes

Reading The Ones We’re Meant to Find left me feeling conflicted. On one hand, I loved the plot, the characters and the world Joan He crafted albeit a confusing one (but I always have a hard time wrapping my head around sci-fi settings!). On the other, there are quite a number of things I was dissatisfied with. But, the more I thought about it, the more this duality made sense; after all, the duality between the sisters are the very core of The Ones We’re Meant to find. … More YA Equivalent of A Black Mirror Episode: The Ones We’re Meant to Find – An ARC Review and Favourite Quotes