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Violet Made of Thorns has been one of my most anticipated releases for soooo long, and I dropped everything to read the ARC once I received one. Asian-coded antiheroine protagonist who lies about her visions and her love-hate relationship with the crown prince? I’ve talked about this more in my review, but everything about this book was made for me honestly. Violet Made of Thorns is out July 26! In the meantime, read on for my interview with Gina Chen about “unrelatable” characters, Shrek parallels, and her publishing path!

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INTERVIEW: Tashie Bhuiyan

Counting Down with You immediately made its way onto my TBR list as soon as I read the premise! I mean, fake dating with a protagonist of color and the school bad boy? I really enjoyed the book, and I’m happy to be talking with the author today. Counting Down with You releases May 4! In the meantime, read on for my interview with Tashie Bhuiyan about her love letter to young brown girls, some of her favorite releases this year, and which One Direction songs pair with this book!

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I feel that I’ve well established how much A Phở Love Story means to me by now. (You can read my review linked below.) I’m so happy to be talking with the author, a fellow Vietnamese American about her book today! A Phở Love Story releases February 9; in the meantime, read on for my interview with Loan Le about the origins of the book, her characters’ favorite foods, and which BTS songs pair perfectly with this book!

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So I’ve been desperately awaiting These Violent Delights since it was announced, and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (thank you again, Simon Teen!). Please know that this book broke me, and I’m still thinking about it four months later :’). My review will be up in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, read on for my interview with Chloe Gong, the author, for her inspirations for writing this retelling and her characters’ favorite TV show!

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INTERVIEW: Katy Rose Pool

Last year, I was lucky enough to get to interview Katy Rose Pool for her debut, There Will Come a Darkness, and I’m happy to be talking with her again for the sequel, As the Shadow Rises! Check out my review of As the Shadow Rises here, and read on for what to expect from this book, some of the author’s favorite sequels, and a ranking of our protagonists from least chaotic to most chaotic.

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TOUR / REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

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**I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you, Orbit Books!) and for this blog tour. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

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Book: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1) by Andrea Stewart

Release Date: September 8, 2020

My Rating: 4.25 stars

Rep: ownvoices Chinese-inspired world and characters; lesbian protagonists

Summary: In an empire controlled by bone shard magic, Lin, the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her magic and her place on the throne. The Bone Shard Daughter marks the debut of a major new voice in epic fantasy.

The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.

Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.

Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.

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INTERVIEW: Mara Fitzgerald

Today, I’m interviewing Mara Fitzgerald, whose debut, Beyond the Ruby Veil, releases October 13! I was lucky enough to have been granted an ARC through the #bookishwish tag on Twitter, and I am so happy to have read this amazing, twisty book. Watch out for my review next month, and in the meantime, read on for the author’s answers to questions about the book, her publishing path, and some of her favorite unlikable female characters!

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INTERVIEW: Katy Rose Pool

Today, I’m interviewing Katy Rose Pool, whose debut, There Will Come A Darkness, releases September 3 in the US, Australia, and New Zealand and March 5 in the UK. I was lucky enough to be able to trade for an ARC, and let me tell you, this book is stunning. Watch out for my review at the end of this month, and in the meantime, read on for the author’s answers to questions about the book, her publishing paths, what Hogwarts House each character is in, and more!

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