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

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

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

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

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

The Midnight Library | Quick Take Review

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Published: September 29, 2020 Pages: 288 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Mental-Illness | Synopsis from the Publisher | Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you … Continue reading The Midnight Library | Quick Take Review

The Ex-Talk | Quick Take Review

Published: January 26th 2021 Pages: 358 Format: Paperback (Library Copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Diverse | Synopsis from the Publisher | Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her … Continue reading The Ex-Talk | Quick Take Review

The Flight Attendant | Quick Take Review

Published: March 13 2018 Pages: 345 Format: Hardback (Library Copy) Tags: Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Multiple-PoV, Unreliable Narrator | Synopsis from the Publisher | Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives … Continue reading The Flight Attendant | Quick Take 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