Jul 21, 2017

The making of an empress || Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C.Dao



Title : Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Author : Julie C.Dao
Release Date : October 10th 2017
Publisher : Philomel Books
Synopsis:

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Jul 6, 2017

Sandhya Menon talks When Dimple Met Rishi, Desi rep and bollywood || Diverse Reads 2017


If you know me, you know that I consider When Dimple Met Rishi one of the best things that 2017 has brought to me. I adore the book to pieces and have flailed enough to let you all know that you guys need to read this book! Today we have the lovely author of WDMR,Sandhya Menon on the blog today, and let's get into all the Desi goodness!