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

If I Had Your Face | Quick Take Review

If I Had Your Face | Frances Cha Published: April 21 2020 Format: Hardback/Audiobook (Personal copy/Library copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Realism, Asian Literature | Synopsis from the Publisher | A debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons … Continue reading If I Had Your Face | Quick Take Review

Yolk | ARC Review

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi Published: March 2 2021 Pages: 400 Format: eARC (NetGalley) Tags: YA Fiction, Contemporary, POC, Mental Health, New Adult, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready … Continue reading Yolk | ARC Review

A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

Published: February 9th 2021 Pages: 416 Format: eBook (ARC) Tag: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Asian Lit, PoC | Synopsis from the Publisher | If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works … Continue reading A Pho Love Story | ARC Review

If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim Published August 7 2018Tags: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, South Korean CultureFormat: E-AudioPages: 417 | Synopsis From the Publisher | When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee … Continue reading If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review πŸ™

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Synopsis: From Goodreads: Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in … Continue reading Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review πŸ™