Book Reviews

Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Genre : FictionDate Published : January 18th, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books In what is clearly becoming a pattern, I once again heard about this book in one of my classes. My professor described it as a collection of very unsettling, but beautiful short stories, and one of my classmates turned around to look at me… Continue reading Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

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Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : June 15, 2019Publisher : Putnam Books In her debut novel, Wicked Fox, Kat Cho centers her story around a classic Korean Folktale, but places it in the contemporary setting of modern-day Seoul. Gu Miyoung is a seemingly normal eighteen year old girl, except for, you know, the fact that… Continue reading Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Genre : Literary FictionDate Published : May 14, 2019Publisher : Knopf Publishing For this week’s review, I changed what book I wanted to tackle so many times. First it was G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King (which, so far, is amazing, but is close to 400 pages, and I decided to put it down until… Continue reading Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

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ARC Review | The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Genre : Historical FantasyUpcoming Publishing Date : August 6, 2019Publisher : Harper Voyager SPOILERS BELOW - READER BEWAAAARE! This is my very first ARC review (yeehaw!) - thank you Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! As with so many other amazing authors, I first heard about R.F. Kuang while attending Sirens… Continue reading ARC Review | The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : April 9, 2019Publisher : Albert Whitman and Co. I read Joan He's debut novel, Descendant of the Crane, for this week's blog post and (spoiler alert) I absolutely loved it. It came to my attention when I was searching up-and-coming YA novels, and the cover - which is so… Continue reading Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Genre : Alternate history/FantasyDate Published : March 28, 2006Publisher : Del Ray For this week’s blog post, I’m doing a bit of a throwback ~ His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (the first in the Temeraire series!). The past few months I’ve been reading quite a lot of Regency fantasy novels (Sorcerer Royal series by… Continue reading Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

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Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : MIRA Books I first heard about this book in one of my grad school classes, my professor pulling up the Amazon page for it to show us the “front matter” - the copyright info, the publisher, the ISBN, date of publication, etc. We didn’t even… Continue reading Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre : Short StoryPublished : October 2, 2006 / June 1, 2010Publisher : Granta / Anchor When Emory and I came up with the idea to recommend a short story to each other for this week’s post, I was at a loss for a while. It was like every short story I had ever read… Continue reading Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Ace Books I picked up Zen Cho’s first novel The Sorcerer to the Crown waaaaay back in 2016. I was living in London, finishing up my dissertation, and in desperate need of a light-hearted book to get me through the week. A Waterstones employee handed… Continue reading Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho