Review: Rebel Seoul – Axie Oh

Rebel Seoul

Jaewon, a citizen of Old Seoul, is recruited from a military school in Neo Seoul into a lucrative weapons development department that could secure his position in the Neo Seoul Military for years to come. But the situation becomes complicated when Jaewon meets the test subject, Tera, and recognizes her.

Why this book?: I joined the Lit CelebrAsian book club, and this was the first read. It’s a buddy read with Sinead @ Huntress of Diverse Books!

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Review: Ronit and Jamil – Pamela L. Laskin

Ronit & Jamil

Ronit, who is an Isreali girl, falls in love with a Palestinian boy. Their warring nations keep them from being together, as well as their families, but that doesn’t stop them from wanting to be together.

Why this book?: I’d heard about it before, I guess. I saw it in my library, and it was short, diverse, and seemed interesting. It’s also a Romeo and Juliet retelling!

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Non-YA Novels That You Have to Read

Non-YA Novels that

It’s not that hard to tell that my blog has a heavy focus on YA novels. That doesn’t mean that I only read YA though. In fact, I don’t care about the age the book is meant for, as long as it’s a good damn story.

So, I thought I’d put up a short list of novels that I’ve enjoyed and highly recommend that aren’t YA. Some novels are Middle Grade, some are New Adult, while some are Adult. Enjoy!

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Review: Binti (Binti #1) – Nnedi Okorafor

Binti (Binti, #1)

After being accepting into an elite university, Binti decides to leave her family, and her culture, behind in search of knowledge. On her way to the university, however, her ship is overtaken by bloodthirsty Meduse.

Why this book?: I’ve heard a lot of good things about Nnedi Okorafor’s writing, and Binti was the easiest and fastest one that I could get my hands on. Also, look at that cover!

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Review: The Color Purple – Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Celie grew up in a household full of siblings that she didn’t love, with a father who didn’t love her. When her father all but sells her to another man to be his wife, her sister Nettie goes off on her own. The sisters, despite their best efforts, never hear from the other again.

Why this book?: I had to make a choice for an AP book to read for the quarter, and this one popped up in my head, especially after hearing good things about it!Read More »

Review: Helium – Rudy Francisco

HeliumRudy Francisco is an internet sensation, with Helium being a culmination of his works. Poems that focus on the personal and the political, on race, gender, self-reflection, and culture critique.

Why this book?: In all honesty, it was read now on NetGalley, and I was looking to get into poetry. I thought the cover was interesting, so I decided to give it a shot!

I would like to thank the people at Button Poetry for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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