fantasy · magical realism · own voices

The Hour of Daydreams: a reimagined Filipino folktale by Renee M. Rutledge

At a river near his home in the Philippine countryside, respected doctor Manolo Lualhati encounters the unthinkable—a young woman with wings. After several incredible visits, he coaxes her to stay behind—to quit flying to the stars with her sisters each night—so they can marry. Tala agrees, but soon finds herself grounded in a new life… Continue reading The Hour of Daydreams: a reimagined Filipino folktale by Renee M. Rutledge

fantasy · lgbtqia · own voices · speculative fiction

Starfang: Rise of the Clan by Joyce Chng

Is a clan captain going to sacrifice everything for her clan? Tasked to kill Yeung Leung by her parents, powerful rival clan leader of the Amber Eyes, Captain Francesca Min Yue sets out across the galaxy to hunt her prey, only to be thrown into a web of political intrigue spreading across the stars. Is… Continue reading Starfang: Rise of the Clan by Joyce Chng

book list · own voices

#RamadanReadathon TBR – A Reading Challenge for June

Drop by the intro post for the #RamadaReadathon to learn more about this June reading challenge. Also, check out the event schedule and photo challenges here: I’ve been reading slowly since the end of the Asian Lit Bingo in May, so I expect to only read around 3 books in June. Though I’ve made a flexible list based on the… Continue reading #RamadanReadathon TBR – A Reading Challenge for June

book list · own voices

#AsianLitBingo Wrap-Up for May

– #Ownvoices Books Read in May – SFF – Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza I’m so excited for the sequel now. The cover reveal warmed my heart. Historical fiction – Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata Beautiful and a little heartbreaking. Definitely recommended for younger readers. Free space – Starfang: Rise of the Clan by Joyce Chng This… Continue reading #AsianLitBingo Wrap-Up for May

contemporary · own voices · young adult

Author Interview: Samira Ahmed – Author of Love, Hate and Other Filters

As co-hosts of the #AsianLitBingo initiative, we’re excited to share interviews with authors towards the end of May. I’m grateful to Samira Ahmed for taking the time to answer questions here on the blog. Lookout for her debut YA contemporary book in January 2018 via Soho Teen (US) and May 2018 via Allen and Unwin (Aus)! *Updated… Continue reading Author Interview: Samira Ahmed – Author of Love, Hate and Other Filters

fantasy · lgbtqia · own voices · young adult

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become… Continue reading Peter Darling by Austin Chant

contemporary · lgbtqia · own voices · young adult

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

A cappella just got a makeover. Jordan Sun is embarking on her junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, hopeful that this will be her time: the year she finally gets cast in the school musical. But when her low Alto 2 voice gets her shut out for the third straight… Continue reading Noteworthy by Riley Redgate