Book Review: These Violent Delights

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 449Genre: Fantasy, historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Romeo and Juliet! Or anything with star-crossed lovers/enemies to loversContent warnings: Self-inflicted gore, gang violence, insects crawling/burrowing into bodies So, I need to address my bias before anything else. Growing up, I loved Romeo and Juliet. In fact, I had “These violent delights haveContinue reading “Book Review: These Violent Delights”

Book Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 384Genre: Young adult science-fiction, dystopian, mysteryPace: Medium-fastRead if you loved: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Black Mirror, WestworldContent warnings: Environmental disasters, apocalyptic themes I have not been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished it. I was going to take aContinue reading “Book Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find”

Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Overall rating: 4.5/5Pages: 416Genre: Historical fiction, romance, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam ZhangContent warnings: Racism, homophobia, miscarriage (short description) Happy Sunday, everyone! By the time I post this, I will be done with 1 week of finals and 2/4 classes for this semester and IContinue reading “Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club”

Shadow and Bone: Thoughts & Reactions

I can’t even tell you how excited I have been to write this post. Here’s the thing – I love TV/movie adaptations of books. I know this isn’t necessarily a popular opinion among readers and I’ve often been left frustrated by adaptations as well, but I think the chance of them being good is soContinue reading “Shadow and Bone: Thoughts & Reactions”

Book Review: Dial A for Aunties

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 320Genre: Cozy mystery, humorous fiction, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan with a hint of Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanContent warnings: Murder, tampering with a corpse Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I’m currently sitting here writing this review as a wayContinue reading “Book Review: Dial A for Aunties”

May Hopefuls: Asian Heritage Month

Happy May, bibliophiles! I have been soooo excited because it is AAPI heritage month! I was born in India and spent my formative years in Thailand, so Asian culture and literature are near and dear to my heart. In light of all the anti-Asian rhetoric and rise in hate crimes, I think it’s more importantContinue reading “May Hopefuls: Asian Heritage Month”

Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 264Genre: FictionPace: Slow-mediumRead if you loved: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (yes, I’m aware I tie everything back to this masterpiece), The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Homegoing by Yaa GyasiContent warnings: Racism, addiction, loss of a family member, suicide Happy Thursday, everybody! I’m one week closer to finalsContinue reading “Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom”

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction – Shortlist

The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was just announced and it’s such a diverse selection of books. Of the six books shortlisted, I have read and loved two (The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi), so I cannot wait to read the remaining four before the winner is announced onContinue reading “2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction – Shortlist”

Book Review: Detransition, Baby

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 337Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: Never quite read anything like this, but The Mothers and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett come to mind as books with comparable themesContent warnings: Miscarriage, abuse, fetishism, transphobia, abortion, HIV/AIDS phobia, suicide, animal cruelty (brief) Detransition, Baby follows the lives of three individuals –Continue reading “Book Review: Detransition, Baby”

Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 625Genre: High fantasy, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. ArmentroutContent warnings: Violence Note: this review is spoiler freeĀ  I tried to savor The Crown of Gilded Bones and spectacularly failed. Wow. This delivered. If you readContinue reading “Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones”