Maidens, K-Dramas, & More
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Articles / May 5, 2019

Shadow of the Fox Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa is 99c! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, which also include some Star Wars titles. This is a YA fantasy novel inspired by Japanese mythology, and it was recommended by someone in my romance book club. This one has also been mentioned on the site in things like Book Beat and Hide Your Wallet. Once Every Thousand Years… Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns…and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near…and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret. Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he…

Guest Review: Stealing Luna by Carla de Guzman
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Articles / May 5, 2019

B Stealing Luna by Carla de Guzman April 26, 2019 · Midnight Books Contemporary RomanceRomance This guest review comes from Aarya Marsden! Thanks, Aarya! Aarya Marsden is a pseudonym for an Indian-American college student and long-time romance reader. Her favorite authors include Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Lucy Parker, Alisha Rai, Jeannie Lin, Lisa Kleypas, Alyssa Cole, Tessa Dare, Meredith Duran, Mina V. Esguerra, Kate Clayborn, and many more. You can follow @Aarya_Marsden on Twitter, where she gushes about romance novels and is a firm advocate for a happily-ever-after. … TW/CW: Mention of domestic violence and murder in the review, plus stalking, death threats, extortion via sexual content, and blackmail in the story. If I had five seconds to pitch Stealing Luna to you, I’d describe it as an art heist romance with a Robin Hood-esque heroine. But since I have more than five seconds, I can say that it’s so much more. It’s about chasing happiness yet finding it too elusive to capture. It’s about the unfairness of corrupt politics and how the only way to get even is to get dirty. It’s about shouldering the weight of family legacies and trying to honor one’s roots while simultaneously trying to…

If I’m Being Honest by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley
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Articles / May 5, 2019

B+ If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberly April 23, 2019 · Viking Books for Young Readers RomanceYoung Adult If I’m Being Honest is a contemporary YA version of The Taming of the Shrew with a candy-floss surface and surprising hidden depths. Our story begins in a prep school in Los Angeles. Cameron is super popular. Query – how come in media (Heathers, Mean Girls) popular girls don’t seem to have many actual friends? It’s obvious from the first page that no one, with the possible exception of two characters named Morgan and Elle, actually like her. So how can she be called popular if everyone hates her? I didn’t understand high school when I was there and hindsight hasn’t made things any more clear. Anyway, at home Cameron is basically the parent to her mom, a perpetually unemployed actress. Cameron desperately wants to impress (and thereby win the attention of) her dad, a mega-CEO who lives across the country and never talks to her. At school, she is known for high achievement and being mean, which Cameron thinks of as brutal honesty. Cameron has had a crush on her classmate Andrew forever, and now that he’s a varsity athlete…