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The Bird and the Blade: Review

Ladies and gentlemen, I have read a few retellings in my day. Retellings of fairy tales, mythology, folk tales- you name it. But guys. The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen is a standalone novel and retelling of Turandot, the famous opera by Puccini. An OPERA! Okay, yes, the original opera and story is extremely problematic as it initially puts a Mongolian princess in a position of power and independence, only to have her wither away into a lovesick woman. But! Bannen rectifies this story by introducing a brand new perspective in the form of our narrator and building a lush world where the reader is transported back to the Yuan Dynasty. Read on for my review!

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Jade City: Review

There is something that just drew me into Jade City, by Fonda Lee. Was it the incredible cover with its jade motifs and striking typeface? Was it the intriguing description that sounded reminiscent of old-school kung fu movies? I have heard great things about Jade City, a Nebula Award finalist and named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books, Syfy Wire, and the Verge, and could not wait to jump into this epic. Read on for my review!

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Chemistry: Review

I promised myself at the start of the year to be more conscious about the books I buy and make more of an effort to support authors color. When I joined Book of the Month recently, I knew that Chemistry by Weike Wang was one of the books that I wanted to pick up! This was a very short read at just 224 pages- so I don't know why it's taken me so long to write this review!

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