Book Review: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

I had been hearing so much about The Poppy War via social media and knew I had to try for a copy on NetGalley.  I began reading my digital ARC, made it a few chapters in, and bought the book. I can confidently say that this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was a book I had extremely high hopes for. Billed as an east-Asian retelling of the ‘evil queen’ myth so prevalent in fairy tales. I love a good villain/anti-heroine and I feel like we just don’t get enough of them in fantasy, particularly YA fantasy. So with high hopes for Xifeng, I eagerly dove in.