Once Upon a K-Prom | ARC Review

Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho Published: May 17, 2022 Format: E-book ARC 📱 Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, High-School, Romance, K-Pop - Korean Culture | Synopsis from the Publisher | Elena Soo has always felt overshadowed. Whether by her more successful older sisters, her more popular twin brother, or her more outgoing best friend, everyone except … Continue reading Once Upon a K-Prom | ARC Review

Sense & Second-Degree Murder | ARC Review

Sense & Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price Published: April 5, 2022 Format: E-book ARC 📱 Tags: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | When eighteen-year-old aspiring scientist Elinor Dashwood discovers her beloved father slumped over the desk of his office study, she knows his death means dire straits for the Dashwood women. … Continue reading Sense & Second-Degree Murder | ARC Review

Portrait of a Thief | ARC Review

Portrait of Thief by Grace D. Li Published: April 5, 2022 Format: E-book ARC 📱 Tags: Young Adult/New Adult, Chinese Culture/History, Art, Crime, Contemporary | Synopsis from the Publisher | History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other … Continue reading Portrait of a Thief | ARC Review

A Magic Steeped in Poison | ARC Review

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin Published: March 29, 2022 Format: E-book ARC 📱 Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Chinese-Inspired, Mystery | Synopsis from the Publisher | For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea … Continue reading A Magic Steeped in Poison | ARC Review

A Far Wilder Magic | ARC Review

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft Published: March 8, 2022 Format: E-book 📱 Tags: YA, Fantasy, Magic, Duel POV, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame … Continue reading A Far Wilder Magic | ARC Review

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea | ARC Review

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh Published: February 22, 2022 Format: E-book 📱 Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Korean Mythology, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe … Continue reading The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea | ARC Review

The Red Palace | ARC Review

The Red Palace by June Hur Published: January 25, 2022 Format: E-book 📱 Tags: YA, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Korean Lit, Thriller, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a … Continue reading The Red Palace | ARC Review

Not Here to Be Liked | ARC Review

Not Here to Be Liked | Michelle Quach Published: September 14 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, High School, Asian/South Asian Lit, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run … Continue reading Not Here to Be Liked | ARC Review

The Heart Principle | ARC Review

The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang Published: August 31 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Neurodivergent, Mental Illness/Health | Synopsis from the Publisher | When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime … Continue reading The Heart Principle | ARC Review

Ancestor Approved | Quick Take Review

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids | Ed. Cynthia Leitich Smith Published: February 9 2021 Format: e-audio (Library copy) Tags: Middle Grade, Anthology, Contemporary, Native/Indigenous Authors | Synopsis from the Publisher | A collection of intersecting stories set at a powwow that bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. In a high … Continue reading Ancestor Approved | Quick Take Review