Review: The Red Palace by June Hur

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It’s been a while since I wrote a review outside of participating in a blog tour, but The Red Palace by June Hur is a book that you ABSOLUTELY have to talk about after reading it!

I had pretty high expectations considering I really enjoyed The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls. Plus, I was fascinated that The Red Palace was going to have a dash of romance, with some favorite K-drama tropes, so I was very very excited, to say the least!

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A Love Letter to The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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A little different post day: You know those books that just hit you? The ones that you can’t always articulate how much they mean to you in a comprehensive review? The ones that crack you open as a person and seem to say, “I understand your experiences”? Well, The Weight of the Stars is one of those books for me in 2021 (along with Himawari House).

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Author Interview: June Hur on Her New YA Novel, The Red Palace

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I hope you all have been well and hopefully healthy! It’s Tuesday, so that means more books are officially out in the world, like June Hur‘s latest YA historical fiction mystery novel, The Red Palace! My review will come a little later, but right now, I’m excited to share my interview with June! I was originally interviewing her for We Need Diverse Books’ blog (found here), but there was so much I wasn’t able to cover from our conversation that I reached out to June about publishing some of the other questions and answers on my blog.

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Blog Tour: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

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The first books of 2022 officially released on Tuesday (hard to believe), and I can’t wait for next week to bring even more amazing books! Which, of course, includes DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS, a gorgeous debut by Sue Lynn Tan!

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(Some) Books I Read in 2021 and What They Taught Me

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Happy 2022! Last year both flew and crept by (thanks Covid), but I’m hoping to carry rest (and health), mindfulness, and connection into the new year.

This post is a little later than I usually post it, but I do have to say, I’m a little impressed that I’ve kept this series up since 2018 😂. I’m not big on doing wrap-ups since they take so much time; yet, I really enjoy reflecting back on my reading year and seeing what impact the books I read made on me! For 2021, I rounded up 14 books to include in this annual post.

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My Spotify Wrapped as a Personalized Book Tag, 2021 Edition

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I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost over…but then again, these past two years have barely existed 😬. Before we ring in the new year, I wanted to share some book recommendations based off of my 2021 Spotify Wrapped/Top Songs of 2021 (literally one of the few things I look forward to lol)!

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One Sentence Reviews of Books I Read Recently (Sort Of)

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Yeah, so I know I’m a bookstagrammer and a book blogger, but both have kind took a back seat these past few months 😵‍💫. I started my new (full-time!) job this fall, and since a lot of what I do is social media related, I have found that I don’t always have the energy to maintain my own sites lol.

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Blog Tour: 5 Books to Read If You Like Bounce Back by Misako Rocks!

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Somehow it’s November 20th?? Besides time moving extraordinarily fast, these past few months have been full of working (in children’s publishing!!), going to the gym, and reading many, many great books. One of these great books was BOUNCE BACK by Misako Rocks! So I’m excited to be a part of this blog tour hosted by Colored Pages Tours and recommend a few books to also read if BOUNCE BACK looks like something up your alley!

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Blog Tour: Interview with Chloe Gong, Author of Our Violent Ends + Duology Giveaway!

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It’s already the middle of November, but that also means Our Violent Ends comes out tomorrow!! I honestly can’t believe that These Violent Delights released last year…did 2021 even exist?? That aside, I’m very excited to share my thoughts about the pain™️readers can’t avoid in OVE as well as an interview with Chloe Gong herself! Plus, stay tuned for a giveaway of the duology at the end of the post!!

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Blog Tour: Himawari House by Harmony Becker

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I hope you are all doing well! The last time I wrote a blog post was, uh, a month ago, but November is officially here, and I have a new review! Thank you Turn the Page Tours for selecting me to join the Himawari House tour! I read this book back in the summer, and it still has not left my mind. If you’re looking for a graphic novel that explores cultural identity, feeling enough, and language set in a place other than America (Himawari House takes place in Japan), this story is for you!

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