The Chosen And The Beautiful – Decadent Debauchery

I am late to the game on Nghi Vo’s The Chosen and the Beautiful. I knew I wanted to read this story, it was just a matter of when. It was also my first time reading Vo’s work and I must say I am a fan. Her debut full-length novel is dripping in the outrageous…

The Empress Of Salt And Fortune – A Scrumptious Political Snack

I have been beginning to feel like a metaphorical Goldilocks lately when it comes to Asian inspired political period pieces. The last two I tried were The Throne of the Five Winds and The Wolf of Oren-Yaro - neither of which quite did it for me. But, apparently, I have a thing for these kinds…