Sazon Book Tours Aug 21st: ‘Color Me In’ by Natasha Diaz/ a Review

I’m glad to partner up with Sazon Book Tours in the next stop on the ‘Color Me In’ Blog Tour! I found ‘Color Me In’ as a thought-provoking story about Neveah Levitz, a 16 year old girl having to live through the trauma of divorce and leaving her childhood home in White Plains. Neveah movesContinue reading “Sazon Book Tours Aug 21st: ‘Color Me In’ by Natasha Diaz/ a Review”

‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Length: 371 pages Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scribner Books Release Date: March 2017 Source: Paperback      The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane offers a snapshot of life among the Akha minority tribe in China. The story opens in the late 1980s, following the lives of Li-yanContinue reading “‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review”

‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review

Small Country by Gael FayeTranslated by Sarah ArdizzonePublisher: Hogarth PressLength: 185 pagesGenre: Historical FictionRelease Date: June 2018 I got my hands on Small Country as a Book of the Month selection for the month of May 2018. I was immediately intrigued by the story: a story that details the tragic events of the Rwandan genocideContinue reading “‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review”

‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah Faizal/A Review

‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah FaizalLength: 472 pagesPublisher: Farrar Straus GirouxGenre: YA FantasyBook #1 of the Sands of Arwiya DuologyRelease Date: May 14, 2019Source: Hardcover and Audiobook When I first heard about ‘We Hunt the Flame’ being released, I was excited to get it! I’m all for diverse authors putting out content, and thisContinue reading “‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah Faizal/A Review”

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald/A Review

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald Length: 416 pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance Source: Acquired from NetGalley Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Series or Standalone: Standalone **I received Time After Time through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review** I really enjoy stories that focus on New York City in earlier times. When I came acrossContinue reading “Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald/A Review”

My Thoughts on ‘Wish’ by Barbara O’ Connor

I discovered ‘Wish’ while searching for another story at a local department store. When I walk into this location, the first stop I always head to is the large table of books that’s on display. It’s usually a mix of new releases and titles that have been out for a while. I didn’t come acrossContinue reading “My Thoughts on ‘Wish’ by Barbara O’ Connor”

‘The Gilded Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi/A Review

I read ‘The Gilded Wolves’ as part of May’s Asian Readathon. After completing this book, I sat with it for quite a bit. There was so much thought-provoking content with regards to the world building and cultural context in 19th century Europe, so I want to make sure my words came through clearly. ‘The GildedContinue reading “‘The Gilded Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi/A Review”

“Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natasha Ngan: A Review

Book: ‘Girls of Paper and Fire’ by Natasha Ngan Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books, Little Brown and CompanyLength: 400 pgs.Series or Standalone: Book #1 in a Series I read ‘Girls of Paper and Fire’ for Asian Readathon. I didn’t think that I would be swept into this novel so quickly. YA isn’t necessarily the genre IContinue reading ““Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natasha Ngan: A Review”

March 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

For the month of March, I read 6 books. One was an audiobook, one was an eARC through NetGalley, three were library books, and one was a Barnes & Noble purchase. Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoPublisher: Henry Holt and Company462 pagesBook 2 of Ketterdam Duology I gave this story 5 Stars. I picked upContinue reading “March 2019 Reading Wrap-Up”

‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas/A Review

‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas tells an unflinching social commentary on racism and police brutality through the eyes of a teenager. Starr Carter is a person living in two worlds: Garden Heights, a neighborhood with a loving family and limited resources, and Riventon Hills, an area filled with opportunity (and her school WIlliamsonContinue reading “‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas/A Review”