Because the Odds Were in Her Favor

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Destroying things is much easier than making them. Just like Twilight, The Hunger Games was one of the books that introduced me to the addictive world of YA literature. I loved it so much that I wrote about it in my undergraduate thesis. Looking [...]

Please Give Me More of Hermione (and Crookshanks)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. — Dumbledore I'm now inevitably on the verge of a book hangover. I need to get my hands on the [...]

Don’t Let Stereotypes Control Your Fate

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. If my last interaction with another Asian had proved anything, it was that no one understood me, regardless of race. Do you know what [...]

Arranged Relationships: Do They Stick Like Mehendi?

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a signed ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Anyone can claim to have good values and integrity. It is the matchmaker's work to determine if the claims are really [...]

Mulan Might Love This Cleverly Spun Tale

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I want you to know that some journeys have ends, but not this one. This one will change you. Irrevocably. — Edan Sometimes, [...]