What the K Is This?

I really should’ve done my research on the source material because little did I know that Anna Karenina was actually about infidelity. The main characters practically had a deadly affair and ruined each other’s lives just to soothe their loins. The same thing almost happened in this book.

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Should I Kiss This Book Goodbye?

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. She couldn’t make this boy fall in love with her. She couldn’t break his heart. Because if she did, it was her, not…

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In Defense of Blood Heir: When the Road to Publication Becomes a Soap Opera

This is another instance of unwarranted hate. It’s sad how Twitter almost crushed the dreams of a promising author who only wanted to retell one of the dark periods in Chinese/Asian history. Overly sensitive influencers disregarded Amélie’s standpoint, accusing her of Black discrimination (and plagiarism). Now that I’ve read the ARC and final manuscript, I feel very indignant.

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A Retelling So Fresh and Lovely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely is the best book I’ve read this year. It deserves 5 stars not because it’s perfect but because it can give you so much joy and inspiration.

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This Is Not About Animals

The Bear and the Nightingale had more virtues than flaws. I enjoyed it a lot because of its dark yet enlightening content. I’m not sure if this is just a stand-alone novel, but I am highly anticipating a sequel.

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To Take a Heart

I highly recommend To Kill a Kingdom. You don’t have to doubt the hype because it’s completely justified. Given how great of a retelling it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were adapted into a film.

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