Tag: 2018 Debut Authors Challenge

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Posted March 14, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  Serendipity Jones, y’all. My goodness, I loved this girl. Full disclosure?  Gunslinger Girl was preordered about two days before release, and it’s been sitting on my shelf every since.  I’ve been eyeing it with doubt and suspicion for two months until I picked it up last week thinking “might as well get this over with”. I am a fool. I wish I had read this book two months ago.  Heavens, I wish I had received an ARC.  Pity and Max and Luster and the whole gang were exactly what I needed right now in my unenthusiastic reading drudge.  I mean, for […]

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Posted February 19, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  First and foremost, this is an #OwnVoices novel.  American Panda follows the story of Mei, a first generation Taiwanese-American, in her first year at MIT.  Her parents was her to be a doctor, but she has no stomach for the human body, and germs make her sick.  What we must understand about Mei is that her culture is different than American culture.  Her culture promotes obedience and respect, reveres tradition and errs to the side of caution when it comes to superstition.  When Mei’s parents say she is going to be a doctor, it isn’t a suggestion.  It is […]

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Posted January 24, 2018 in Reviews // 12 Comments

  I bought this book on Audible on a whim, and !!! boy am I glad I did?  S. Jae-Jones has that lyrical way of writing that makes my heart flutter and this is a long but also hauntingly gorgeous story and I loved it. 1.  I’ve seen some mixed reviews of Liesl, but I really liked her.  Liesl was a fluid character.  She isn’t quite sure what she wanted or who she was, a side-effect of constantly living in the shadows.  I liked Liesl’s imperfections and passionate fits.  At times, she was a commanding woman and at others a spoiled […]

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