There's been a lot of talk about this book since before it's release. Bloggers who were lucky enough to get an ARC of this praised it a lot. The word got out pretty well, and tons of people got to reading it. Everything I heard about this book was good. It was only positive. And that's the reason why I expected it to be really good. I did not expect for it have elements that I really dislike.
When I got the chance to be a host for the blog tour for this book, I JUMPED on the chance. An Asian-based YA fantasy? I'm sold. I also have Julie C Dao's Forest of a Thousand Lanterns in my TBR, actually. (Don't ask me why I haven't gotten to it yet lol) I was super excited to read and review an ARC by this popular author.
Okay so WOW. I don't know what I expected going into the book but I did not expect THIS.
I've seen the hype about this book around and since I prefer reading a book when it's NOT totally hyped up, I waited a while before picking it up. And I loved it.
In this world, everything revolves around beauty...
Firstly, how beautiful is that cover?! I just love it.
I'll be honest, it's been a while since I read the book so I might not remember everything to write a proper review. *shrug*
This is the first book I've which has an asexual main character. I know what asexual means but I learnt so much more through this book...
Y'all, THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE DIVERSE BOOKS. I absolutely loved reading about Chinese traditions, beliefs and myths. Not only that, this book portrays how it is to be of two cultures, to be a mix of two worlds and manage it, or maybe not manage it. I loved every single aspect of this book, so let's move on to some of them specifically...
Is adorable-ness a word? I guess not. Meh, I made it up, just go with it.
OKAY SO. This book was hella adorable and I really really liked it.
We have Tanner, in the closet (according to society) but open to his family, who completely accept him. Set in Utah, a society consisting mostly of Mormons, Autoboyography is the story of two completely adorable boys exploring their feelings for each other.
I read this book as part of the Dewey's annual readathon held on twitter and I LOVED IT.
I bought this at a second hand bookstore and planned to sell back (as I usually do with books I buy there) but after reading it? I CANNOT. I NEED IT WITH ME.
I would have fangirled so much to my friend via text,[...]
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