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: 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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Review: No Normal (Ms. Marvel #1) – G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Kamala Khan is just a normal Pakistani-American Muslim girl living in Jersey City. She likes to write superhero fanfictions, and hang with her friends Nakia and Bruno. But when Kamala sneaks out to go to a party, and somehow gets the power to change how she looks, Kamala realizes that maybe she isn’t as prepared as she thought.

Why this book?: I’d heard it was a fun comic! Plus, a Pakistani-American Muslim MC in a comic? Sign me the fuck up!

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Review: Jinx (Jinx #1) – Alice Rozen

Jinx (Jinx, #1)On Jinx’s tenth birthday, the same day as Halloween, she meets her mother for the first time. What her father never told her is that her mother is Lilith, Queen of Demons, and that Jinx is a witch. On her first night as a witch, someone puts a sleeping spell on her town, and she and her familiar have to find how who.

Why this book?: It sounded fun, plus Jinx and her familiar are both lesbians!

I would like to thank the author Alice Rozen for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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