Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy, 1)

Rating: ★★★ Format: Physical book Page Count: 358 Release Date: 06.05.2012 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy synopsis. Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders [...]

eARC Book Review: American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar

Rating: ★★★★ Format: Ebook Page Count: 368 Release Date: 3.09.2021 goodreads preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. American Betiya was one of my most anticipated reads of 2021, and it definitely did [...]

Book Review: Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar

Rating: ★★★★★ Format: Physical book Page Count: 35 Release Date: 5.19.2020 Overview Ritu Weds Chandni was one of the most beautiful children's books I've ever read. It was a heartbreaking yet inspiring story about a young person--not yet exposed to the hatred and bigotry of the world--defending her cousin's happiness and "non-traditional" marriage to her [...]

YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature–especially in YA– so this is the third and final part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these [...]

YA Contemporaries by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature--especially in YA-- so this is the second part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these books, but [...]

eARC Review: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Rating: ★★★★ Format: Ebook Page Count: 304 Release Date: 12.1.2020 goodreads preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Synopsis From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an [...]

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Book #0)

Rating: ★★★ Format: Physical book Page Count: 517 Release Date: 5.19.2020 Overview (Spoiler Free!) So, I wasn't sure if I wanted to even get into this book, but I let you all decide if I was going to and since 90% of you wanted me to...here we are! I initially wasn't sure if I wanted [...]

Gold House Book Club Launch 10/1/2020: Anchoring & Exploring Asian American Identity with Leading Writers and Scholars

Today, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Gold House Book Club, the first book club made with the intent of promoting the diversity and inclusion of Asian American literature in order to help Asian Americans better understand their identity and culture in today’s political and social climate. Its fantastic lineup has been carefully selected by top Asian American scholars and writers (including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan), and includes selections for not only adults and young adults, but also beginners, early readers, and middle grade readers.

Book Recommendations | 11 Books By African American Authors To Add To Your TBR

It's taken a while for me to write this post. This country is *finally* waking up and realizing--to a more widespread extent--that something needs to be done about the inequality and injustice that so many people face every single day just because of the color of their skin, but it's horrific what had to happen [...]

eARC Review: What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter & How Our Online Identities Affect Us

Rating: ★★★★ Release Date: 4.7.2020 goodreads author website preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Let me start off with saying I am SO excited to review this book. I picked it up [...]

Book Review: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (The Last Hours, Book #1)

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ Pages: 582 Format: Physical book Release date: 3.4.2020 goodreads Overview (Spoiler-Free!) OKAY. Time to review my MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2020!! Honestly, my most anticipated book of 2019 and 2020, because 2019 is when it was supposed to come out initially. I've been waiting for more Will Herondale in my life [...]

eARC Review: Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Release Date: 2.18.2020 goodreads author website preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If you've read my article When Dimple Met Rishi and Why it's Important to See [...]

Book Review: Rebel by Marie Lu (Legend series, Book #4)

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ Pages: 384 Format: Physical book Release date: 10.1.2019 goodreads Ah, time to review my most anticipated release of 2019, and the fourth book in my favorite YA dystopian/sci-fi series of all time. I vividly remember the day I found out Marie Lu was releasing a new addition to the series--almost seven [...]

YA Recs| Romance

Hello again! I hope you're having a wonderful day today 🙂 It's time for another YA Recommendations post! This time, I'm going to be sharing my favorite YA romance novels. Making this list, I realized that 1) I don't read a whole lot of books that primarily focus on romance (although romance is pretty much [...]

Life Update + Books I Brought With Me to College

Hello! I hope you're having a fantastic day so far 🙂 I recently moved into my dorm for my second year of college, so I thought I would do a life update, along with a mini dorm bookshelf tour. Life Update (School, Blogging, and ATTENDING MY FIRST BOOK LAUNCH!): Now that school's started, my life [...]

ARC Review: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

eARC Book Review: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool [Spoiler Free] Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Release Date: 9.3.2019 Goodreads NETGALLEY author website preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my [...]

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon & Why it’s Important to See Yourself in the Books You Read

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Goodreads author website follow me Hi! I hope you're having a great day today! Before I get into the review, I'm going to start off by saying that this isn't going to be like one of my normal book reviews. Instead [...]

ARC Book Review: 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons [Spoiler Free]

ARC Book Review: 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons [Spoiler Free] Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Release Date: 8.7.2019 Goodreads netgalley author website Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was so [...]