Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
A Chinese girl stuck in the land of the white during a time when racism and ethnic inequalities featured amongst the worst damaging human traits in history. Racism is still a gigantic issue nowadays but back then, it was a horrible time for people of color and ethnicity. How to survive at such a time without your soul dying a slow, excruciating death at the atrocious and humiliating treatment? Jo Kuan found a way to cope but the path she set herself on was fraught with perils and navigating it could mean more danger than mere exposure. Continue reading “Book Review: The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee”
Rating: 3/5 🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction
I’d heard a lot of good things about this book and from the synopsis, the story looked like it’d be a lot of fun. At first, it was. I enjoyed the character introductions and I found Jane quite cool. What book dragon wouldn’t relate to another?
I really wanted to like Gifford (call him G) but he was just kind of dumb? I hated how he just went along with everything and didn’t seem to have a mind of his own. I started to find Jane annoying as well. I’m all for independence but lack of common sense just irritates me.
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Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult Historical fiction (LGBT)
This book wasn’t really in my planned list for this year but I kept hearing good things about it so I decided to check it out. The first 3 chapters were pretty good and the writing was witty and fun to read. Continue reading “Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) by Mackenzi Lee”