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Mid-September Update & #TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

Life has been a little hectic, so my wrap-up is late but I completed my line of books across the Rogue’s Path in time for The Reading Quest’s closing pages. A book published by a small press – Sacrifice by Cindy Pon I am here for Skybright and Zhen Ni’s friendship. All of the main characters grew, and… Continue reading Mid-September Update & #TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

contemporary · fantasy · own voices · young adult

The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

‘Kahu, a member of the Māori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary “whale rider.” In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the… Continue reading The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

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August & September Plans – A Rogue for #TheReadingQuest

Aentee of Read At Midnight is hosting a video game-based reading event known as #TheReadingQuest, which will run from Sunday 13 August – Sunday 10 September 2017. Character art designed by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. Update: Readers can still participate in #TheReadingQuest for fun after the official sign-up closed on 14 August but won’t be eligible for the book prizes. To join,… Continue reading August & September Plans – A Rogue for #TheReadingQuest

australian author · contemporary · lgbtqia · own voices · speculative fiction · young adult

Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham

  ‘I remember how you were, not how you are. We were we until we became you and I.’ Midori and Âu Cô are international university students tasting freedom from family for the first time. They discover Melbourne and each other. All is well until the tsunami that swamps their world… Midori and Âu Cô… Continue reading Dragons, grief and love in ‘The Wave’ by Hoa Pham

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

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#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