Hey everyone! So.... I'm a bit late making an announcement that I'm joining this challenge BUT it was just the Lunar New Year this past weekend so you could say that this is, really, still the 3rd day of the new year SO I am still on time ahha! (Pretends that this was the plan… Continue reading Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020
With Lunar New Year coming up (this weekend!!) I thought this is a great time to share my thoughts about American Panda, a book that I related to so much as an Asian-Canadian. You'll find that I've interspersed this (spoiler-free) book review with some of my own thoughts and reflections as an Asian-Canadian as well.… Continue reading American Panda & Me
Hi everyone! Wow, can you believe that it is the end of 2019 already? I feel like the year has come and gone so quickly. It seems like just a short while ago when I was recounting my favourite books in 2018 and... now I'm already doing the same for 2019 haha. 2019 had its… Continue reading 2019: The Year in Books
Hello everyone! I am so excited to share with you my review for The Dragon Warrior e-ARC, which will be released October 15, 2019. This is a novel that I connected to. I want to start by sharing a personal story. At the age of eight, I immigrated to Canada from China with my parents.… Continue reading Blog Tour // The Dragon Warrior (+ aesthetics!)
Hey everyone!! I am SO excited to participate in the blog tour for Jade War (second book in the Green Bone Saga!) This is my first time reading a book by Fonda Lee, and this series is new to me, but once I started I couldn't stop!! In this post today, you'll find my review… Continue reading Blog Tour // Jade War Review + Aesthetics!
Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of… Continue reading Mini-Review: Jade City
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it's Lei they're… Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire
Hey everyone! WHOA did I just write "February wrap-up" in the title!? Is this the end of February already?! What!?! (I know I say this every single month but I am ALWAYS, ALWAYS amazed at how quickly time flies.) February was a pretty intense month for me. It was busy and crazy and fun and… Continue reading February Wrap-Up and March Goals!
Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code. But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out… Continue reading The Epic Crush of Genie Lo // A mythology-inspired YA tale
Hello everyone! Tomorrow (Tuesday Feb 5th) is Chinese New Year! I thought that this would be an awesome time to announce a reading challenge that I am participating in this year. (This was all planned. I swear.) (Alright, it was kind of a coincidence haha... which means it was meant to be!) Anyway. Deep breath… Continue reading Signing up for the YARC 2019 Reading Challenge!