Asian Authors, Uncategorized, ya

Book review: ” Jade Fire Gold” by June C.L. Tan

“I see jade, I see fire... and I see gold. The three are bound together. Jade does not melt in Fire. And gold-gold follows you and red thread of fate binds you together.” Genre: #YA #AsianLiterature #Fantasy #Mythology  My rating: 5+ / 5      GR: 4,43 / 5  I didn’t have big expectations from… Continue reading Book review: ” Jade Fire Gold” by June C.L. Tan

Asian Authors, Fiction

Book review: “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982” by Cho Nam-Joo

“The world had changed a great deal, but the little rules, contracts and customs had not, which meant the world hadn't actually changed at all.”  Genre: #Contemprorary #AsianLiterature #WomenFiction  My rating: 4 / 5       GR: 4.15 / 5  Imagine the world where if you’re not born a boy, you are nothing. Unfortunately, it’s not a… Continue reading Book review: “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982” by Cho Nam-Joo

Fiction

Book Review : “Suiza” by Benedicte Belpois

"You don’t know how to count, and I don’t know how to teach you, you don’t understand. I don’t know how to make apple pie, and you couldn’t teach me. I wouldn’t understand a thing. We’ll leave it like that. We’ll share: I’ll do the counting and you’ll make the apple pie, all right?” Genre:… Continue reading Book Review : “Suiza” by Benedicte Belpois

Asian Authors, Uncategorized, ya

Book review: “Iron Widow” by Xiran Jay Zhao

“There’s no such a thing as karma. Or if it does exist, it sure doesn’t give a shit about people like me. Some of us were born to be used and discarded. We can’t afford to simply go along with the flow of life, because nothing in this world has been created, built, or set… Continue reading Book review: “Iron Widow” by Xiran Jay Zhao

Uncategorized, ya

Book review: “Once Upon a Broken Heart” by Stephanie Garber

Broken readers heart...  Genre: #YA #Romance #Fantasy My rating: 2,8 / 5 GR: 4,52 / 5  Right, let's talk about this book. I loved “Caraval” trilogy by Stephanie Garber and as soon as I found out that she is writing separate book about Prince of Hearts (Jacks), I got really excited. He first appeared in… Continue reading Book review: “Once Upon a Broken Heart” by Stephanie Garber

Historical Fantasy, Uncategorized

ARC review “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

“The world sits at a precipice. Our ability to create has exceeded our ability to understand. We play with forces that could destroy us. This is the task the Brotherhood must take up. To recover the most sacred wisdom of the ancients, to create a greater tomorrow.” Genre: #Steampunk #Fantasy #HistoricalFantasy #Mystery #LGBTQ  My rating:… Continue reading ARC review “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Asian Authors, Classics

ARC review: “Five modern Noh plays” by Yukio Mishima

"If I think something is beautiful, I must say it’s beautiful, even if I die for it" Genre: Play / Japanese Literature / Classics First Published in 1956, re-published by Europa Editions in 2021.   Yukio Mishima Born in Tokyo in 1925, Yukio Mishima was a prolific writer of plays, poetry, essays, and novels, many of which are… Continue reading ARC review: “Five modern Noh plays” by Yukio Mishima

Asian Authors, Uncategorized

Book review “Forest of a thousand lanterns” by Julie C. Dao

“She was a monster, a bride of the darkness, and she rose to face her destiny as though it were the blood-red sunrise of a new day.” Genre: Epic Fantasy /  Fantsy / AsianLiterature / Retelling   My rating: 4,5 / 5  Minus half a point for making men look like animals, in the way… Continue reading Book review “Forest of a thousand lanterns” by Julie C. Dao

Asian Authors, Historical Fantasy, Uncategorized

ARC review: “Assassins Creed. The Ming Storm” by Yan Leisheng

“Warmth and cold exists only in my mind. The ten Thousand things of this world are nothing and my mind alone gives birth to them. The weather is what it is, and if you are cold, it is only in your mind.” My rating: 4,5 / 5  Publisher: Aconyte Books / 1 June 2021 Well,… Continue reading ARC review: “Assassins Creed. The Ming Storm” by Yan Leisheng

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ARC review: “These Hollow Vows” by Lexi Ryan

Darkness and Betrayal...  Genre: #YA #Fantasy #Romance #LGBT My rating:  3 / 5  Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton / 20 July 2021 From Publisher: Brie would do anything before making a deal with the Fae; death is better than their vicious schemes. But when her sister is taken by the sadistic king of the Unseelie court,… Continue reading ARC review: “These Hollow Vows” by Lexi Ryan