Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTitle: Frankly in LoveAuthor: David YoonPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: September 10, 2019ISBN: 9781984812209 Synopsis from Goodreads:High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and theirContinue reading “Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon”

Review: A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: A Match Made in Mehendi Author: Nandini Bajpai Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: September 10, 2019 ISBN: 9780316522588 Synopsis from Goodreads:Fifteen-year-old Simran “Simi” Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helpingContinue reading “Review: A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai”

Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Author: Alicia Elliott Publisher: DoubleDay Canada Publication Date: March 26, 2109 ISBN: 9780385692380 Synopsis from Goodreads:In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about the treatment of Native people in North AmericaContinue reading “Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott”

Book Review: The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Iron Flower Author: Laurie Forest Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: September 18, 2018 ISBN: 9781335917393 Synopsis from Goodreads: Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs, but their actions have propelled them straight into the ranksContinue reading “Book Review: The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest”

Book Review: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Black Witch Author: Laurie Forest Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: May 2, 2017 ISBN: 9780373212316 Synopsis from Goodreads: Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the GardnerianContinue reading “Book Review: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest”

Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Our Homesick Songs Author: Emma Hooper Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada Publication Date: August 7, 2018 ISBN 9780735232723 Synopsis from Goodreads: The Connor family is one of the few still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running, Newfoundland; after the fishContinue reading “Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper”

Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Vi Author: Kim Thúy Publisher: Random House Canada Publication Date: April 10, 2018 ISBN: 9780735272798 Synopsis from Goodreads: The youngest of four children and the only girl, Vi was given a name that meant “precious, tiny one,” destined to be cosseted andContinue reading “Review: Vi by Kim Thuy”

Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Shadow Child Author: Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: May 8, 2018 ISBN: 9781538711453 Synopsis from Goodreads: A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, theContinue reading “Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto”

Review: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 9781501166761 Synopsis from Goodreads: Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age,Continue reading “Review: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday”

Author Q&A and Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: American Panda Author: Gloria Chao Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Synopsis from Goodreads: At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, sheContinue reading “Author Q&A and Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao”