5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Lion Forge, Review, Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu

Advance Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Published by Lion Forge on October 5th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 256

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“The next full moon snuck up on me…”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, Review, Science Fiction

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Published by Reagan Arthur Books on April 2nd, 2013

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Pages: 531

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“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fantasy, R.F. Kuang, Review

Advance Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Pages: 560

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“People will seek to use you or destroy you. If you want to live, you must pick a side. So do not shirk from war, child. Do not flinch from suffering. When you hear screaming, run toward it.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Jimmy Patterson Books, LGBTQIA, Natasha Ngan, Readathon, Review, Young Adult

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Published by Jimmy Patterson Books on November 6th, 2018

Genres: Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Anthology, Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman, Fantasy, Greenwillow Books, Readathon, Review, Short Stories, Young Adult

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Published by Greenwillow Books on June 26th, 2018

Genres: Anthology, Fantasy, Short Stories, Young Adult

Pages: 336

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It was an ill-fated thing to claim that a heart is safe. Hearts are rebellious. The moment they feel trapped, they will strain against their bindings. And it was so with the Mountain.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fiction, R.F. Kuang, Readathon, Review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on May 1st, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: 544

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“I have become something wonderful, she thought. I have become something terrible. Was she now a goddess or a monster? Perhaps neither. Perhaps both.”


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Wrap Up

April 2019 Wrap Up

April was a crazy month! I travelled to San Francisco for work and took a week off after to spend time with family. I also went to Chicago for the first time to visit some friends and to explore the Windy City.

It was also the beginning of my blog taking off! I started getting approved for ARCs, which was a huge step for me. I couldn’t believe I got approved for some of this year’s highly anticipated releases.

And I still managed to read quite a bit. I didn’t end up tackling as much of my April TBR as I would’ve liked, but I still read some amazing books and kept up with my reading goals.

I read mostly books my female and POC authors, and I also achieved my goal of reading one non-fiction book.

Here’s what I read in April:

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4.5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Lisa Maxwell, Review, Simon Pulse, Young Adult

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Published by Simon Pulse on July 18th, 2017

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 512

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“They were sitting on opposite sides of the board, playing each other in hopes of gaining the same prize.”


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2 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Nadine Brandes, Review, Thomas Nelson, Young Adult

Advance Review: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Published by Thomas Nelson on May 7th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 352

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“It is if you separate the two- old life and new life. But once you learn that it’s all one life and each day is a new page, it gets a bit easier to let your story take an unexpected path.” I 


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Review, Roshani Chokshi, Wednesday Books, Young Adult

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Published by Wednesday Books on January 15, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 388

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“Nothing but a symbol? People die for symbols. People have hope because of symbols. They’re not just lines. They’re histories, cultures, traditions, given shape.”


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