When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka: A Phenomenal Work of Asian-American Literature Exhibiting the Despair & Inhumanity of Second World War Incarceration – Book Review

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka is a Japanese-American historical fiction novel that tells the story of a family that is uprooted from their home and put into an Internment Camp during the Second World War. Each tale is told from the perspective of a different person, which helps tell a story that explains the various traumatic experiences and harmful impacts that this devastating event had on Japanese and Japanese-Americans.

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho – A Novella Review

After completing the fantastical novella, The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho, I  immediately went in search for another to dive right into. Amazon recommended The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo to me, so I hopped on the opportunity.  Yet again, my mind was utterly blown by how magnificently this story was told. The novella follows a…

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – A Book Review

My second book has been completed for the Ramadan Readathon that’s happening for the month of June, and I must say that I was very surprised by it; some of it good, but mostly not so great. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed is an #OwnVoices Pakistani, Islamic literature novel within the young adult…

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor – A Book Review

This was a fantastically imaginative, spectacularly written, and breathtakingly engrossing sequel! I had such a difficult time putting this book down. I absolutely loved everything about it. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor is the second novel in the Binti series. You can check out my review for the first instalment by clicking this bold, pinky…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A Book Review

Pachinko is one of those books that sticks with you even after you’ve finished it. There’s this lingering feeling in your gut that you can’t shake as you ponder all of the wonderful, and sometimes intense, thoughts that are left in its wake. Min Jin Lee accomplishes a fantastic feat with her novel and I…

7 Authors I Always Auto-Buy!

Happy holidays to all of the book elves everywhere! I hope your season is going about splendidly. Last week Sir Boyfriend surprised me with two of my Christmas presents early. I was having a rough time dealing with some shit and he wanted to make me smile (I swear, he is the greatest of all…