A very fun fantasy read! It reminded me a lot of reading Black Sun. All of the characters were great, especially Mephi! The island world was great, and Lin dealing with her dad‘s boneshard magic and experiments was compelling. I did kind of wish the three characters who were barely featured had more POV chapters, because I kept forgetting about them. #LGBTQ #Fantasy #AAPI #Islands #AnimalFriend
This book is 8.5/10 — I would have liked more battles, throuple could have been flushed out better, book was left on a cliffhanger, and little more detailed world building. I would recommend this book. Great long weekend read. I really enjoyed this book. #libby #aapi #lgbtq #poc #woc #china #ironprincess
First off, I loved the first book in the series, Tokyo Ever After. It was one of my favorite books of 2021 which made me very excited to read the sequel. I still think that the first book was a tiny bit better, but for the most part I found the sequel to be a worthy successor.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/06/05/tokyo-dreaming-tokyo-ever-after-2...
As I promised @Desha --- besides missing the Murakami short story anthology, the two Mary K. Choi recent hauls, and the William Gibson K/J-pop idol technopunk, here's my #aapi East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands fiction and nonfiction stack! Comment for specifics on authors/titles.
Malinda Lo tells the story of queer Asian American experiences during the Red and Lavender Scare. Teenager Lily navigates the complex interactions of her identities, made more complex by dangerous politics targeting vulnerable populations. I don't always enjoy historical fiction, but this was a good read. #HistoricalFiction #LGBTQ #AAPI