[Book Review] Descendant of the Crane

Title: Descendant of the Crane Author: Joan He Pages: 401 Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This was the one book I wanted to grab when I was at Bookcon. I beelined to the booth that was giving out tickets in the morning. We were told to come back at one and we…

[Book Review] I Have No Secrets

Title: I Have No Secrets Author: Penny Joelson Pages: 304 Genre: Mystery, Thriller Rating: 5 out of 5 stars This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. Release date: 09/03/2019 This book is centered…

[Book Review] Fawkes

Title: Fawkes Author: Nadine Brandes Pages: 488 Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction Rating: 2 out of 5 stars I’m so sorry I did not enjoy this book. I absolutely adore this author as she is the sweetest thing ever but this novel just did not live up to my expectations. I also want to bring awareness…

[Book Review] How to be Remy Cameron

Title: How to be Remy Cameron Author: Julian Winters Pages: 264 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQ Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. Release date: 09/10/2019 This…

[Book Review] Shadow Frost

Title: Shadow Frost Author: Coco Ma Pages: 428 Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. Release date: 10/01/2019 Asterin Faelenhart…

[Book Review] The Astonishing Color of After

Title: The Astonishing Color of After Author: X. R. Pan Pages: 462 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Asian Literature, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars TW: This book contains in-depth exploration into those with depression and has thoughts of suicide. Leigh’s mother has just passed and Leigh is learning how to live without her. When…

[Book Review] The Friend Zone

Title: The Friend Zone Author: Abby Jimenez Pages: 361 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Kristen is not having any luck lately, she had to call the cops the night before, found out that she needs a hysterectomy, and now she just was rear ended in her best friend’s truck….

[Book Review] Tea Dragon Festival

Title: Tea Dragon Festival Author: Katie O’Neill Pages: 140 Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 stars This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. Release date: 2/12/2019 This is a…

[Book Review] Mooncakes

Title: Mooncakes Author: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker Pages: 259 Genre: Graphic Novel, Romance, LGBTQ+ Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts, quotes, and panels are subject to change in the published book. Release date: 10/15/2019…

Goodreads Challenge: Mid Year Check In

Time for our mid-year check ins! I am doing great this year. In the past month I read nine whole books! That’s most I’ve like ever read. Well, not counting my old manga days. I have read 48 books out of my 100 books goal. I’m almost half way there and I’m halfway through the…

[Unboxing] June’s Once Upon A Book Club Box

Now presenting: The June Once Upon A Book Club box!  Theme: Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Once Upon A Book Club box is a monthly subscription that runs for around $41 a month(including shipping). The goal of this box is to open each gift once you reach the page. The item will…

[Book Review] With The Fire On High

Title: With the Fire on High Author: Elizabeth Acevado Pages: 388 Genre: Contemporary, Slice of Life Rating: 5 out of 5 stars This novel just became my Book of the Year. I haven’t loved a book like this in so long. Emoni Santiago is a strong half-black, half-Puerto Rican single mother who is doing everything…