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ARC Review: Empire of Sand – Tasha Suri

A nobleman’s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri’s captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy. The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate…… Continue reading ARC Review: Empire of Sand – Tasha Suri

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ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi

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ARC Review: The Impossible Girl – Lydia Kang

Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Impossible Girl – Lydia Kang

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Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka

Nothing in Lakshmi’s childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia. Duped into thinking her…… Continue reading Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka

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Review: The Hungry Ghosts – Shyam Selvadurai

In Buddhist myth, the dead may be reborn as “hungry ghosts”—spirits with stomach so large they can never be full—if they have desired too much during their lives. It is the duty of the living relatives to free those doomed to this fate by doing kind deeds and creating good karma. In Shyam Selvadurai’s sweeping…… Continue reading Review: The Hungry Ghosts – Shyam Selvadurai

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ARC Review: The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan

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Review: Failure to Communicate – Kaia Sønderby

As one of the only remaining autistics in the universe, Xandri Corelel has faced a lot of hardship, and she’s earned her place as the head of Xeno-Liaisons aboard the first contact ship Carpathia. But her skill at negotiating with alien species is about to be put to the ultimate test. The Anmerilli, a notoriously…… Continue reading Review: Failure to Communicate – Kaia Sønderby

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Review: When Half Is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities – Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

“I listen and gather people’s stories. Then I write them down in a way that I hope will communicate something to others, so that seeing these stories will give readers something of value. I tell myself that this isn’t going to be done unless I do it, just because of who I am. It’s a…… Continue reading Review: When Half Is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities – Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

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ARC Review: The Hollow Girl – Hillary Monahan

Five boys attacked her. Now they must repay her with their blood and flesh.Bethan is the apprentice to a green healer named Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. Her life is happy and ordered and modest, as required by Roma custom, except for one thing: Silas, the son of the chieftain, has been secretly…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Hollow Girl – Hillary Monahan

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Review: Weil wir längst woanders sind – Rasha Khayat

The blurb for Weil wir längst woanders sind was intriguing. A story about a brother trying to understand his sister after growing apart. A story centered on knowing who you are. It’s #ownvoices for Saudia Arabian, German, and multiracial representation. The multiracial representation felt spot-on. I am not Saudia-Arabian German like Basil and his sister,…… Continue reading Review: Weil wir längst woanders sind – Rasha Khayat