The Bridge Kingdom – Semi Suspenseful

The Bridge Kingdom and I have been circling each other for years. It’s another book that sat on my TBR for far too long, and I feel accomplished having finally read it. While I don’t think it lives up to the hype, it was still a fun and anxiety-inducing read as we watch Danielle Jensen…

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The Dragon’s Promise – Well-Kept

Elizabeth Lim’s Six Crimson Cranes duology comes to a close with a fairytale ending fitting for its rambunctious heroine. The story gets even bigger and better in The Dragon’s Promise as we follow Princess Shiori attempting to fulfill her stepmother’s wish. There was a lot more action in this book, and while both are amazing,…

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Violet Made Of Thorns – Not Sharp Enough

Violet Made Of Thorns by Gina Chen appeared delectable, but when it came time for the main course, the server dropped my plate before I could enjoy the meal. The book needed more ruthlessness, more scheming, and more stakes to make the story’s dark prophecy hit where it hurts. Unfortunately for me, it missed every…

Heaven Official’s Blessing – Divine Storytelling

I’ve seen the hype surrounding Mo Xiang Tong Xiu’s light novel, Heaven Official’s Blessing, and felt like an outsider having not jumped into the fandom as soon as Seven Seas Entertainment published its English translation. I had a feeling I would love this story, and I’m happy to share I proved myself right. Graced with…

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Dance Of Thieves – Spin Your Partner Round And Round

It is hard to find words to describe my experience with Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson. It captured my interest and challenged my patience. Sometimes this story was a smooth, seductive waltz. And sometimes it was an over-the-top two-step. I got really good at following Pearson’s lead, but it was a commitment.  Kazi…