Book Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

Book Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Jade has been exiled from her kingdom, thanks to her stepmother, Empress Xifeng. But the Empress cannot let Jade out of her sight any longer. The older and more capable she becomes, the more she poses a threat. Determined to defeat Xifeng and the evil that threatens her kingdom, Jade sets out on a magical journey of exploring the world of legends in order to write her own.

Book Review/Reaction: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review/Reaction: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★★★

Set in 2002, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is the story of Shirin - a Muslim teenager in America trying to fight every stereotype coming her way, all while juggling school, inter-personal relationships, romance, break-dancing.

Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★★★

The highly anticipated sequel to Schwab's Vicious, the second book in the Villains series throws us back into the world of EOs, and the magnetic, never-ending tug of war between Victor Vale and Eli Ever. The question is, how many people get caught in the mess this time? And how does this eternal feud end? Does it end?

Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★★★

The Poppy War follows the journey of young Rin who has shucked the societal expectations placed on a dark-skinned, poor war-orphan, and made her way to the most elite training Academy in the Empire. It is her story on finding ways beyond human capabilities to prove her worth, and to show the world that she is not someone to be taken lightly – all while coming to terms with the reality of war.