Bookish, Reccomendations

10 Best Fiction Books by Pacific Islanders

May is AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. Something I only found out about last year through the bookish community, as it is not celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.

May is the month that, as a Pacific Islander, I get to share my culture, our colourful history, cultural cousins, ancestors and our myths and lore loudly and people (maybe) might actually listen.

So for the month of May, every week I will share something either from my childhood, my culture, our lore, our history, our stories. I'm not entirely sure what yet so I will keep this post updated but I hope you will come back and check it out.

For today though, as the title so clearly suggests, here are 10 of the Best Fiction Books written by Pacific Islanders.

B.A.B.E, Book Club, Bookish, Reading Challenges

B.A.B.E Book Club & Reading Challenge

B.A.B.E stands for Books and Ballgowns Event. A romance book con on steroids (without the roid rage) held in Sydney Australia and hosted by authors Jaymin Eve and Tate James. They have just announced the next B.A.B.E will be held in June 2023!!! So you can gauge my level of excitement, here is a video… Continue reading B.A.B.E Book Club & Reading Challenge

Fantasy, Middle Grade Munchkin, Reviews

Amari & The Night Brothers – B.B Alston

It may be early in the piece, but I'm calling it. Best Middle Grade of the YEAR!!! Bold claim? You must not have read it yet. This gave me HP sorting hat and Minitry of Magic vibes at the begining but it is SO much more. Amari & the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Synopsis… Continue reading Amari & The Night Brothers – B.B Alston

Adult, Fantasy, Reviews

A Dowry of Blood – S.T Gibson Book Review

A Dowry of Blood is a dark and twisted reimagining of Dracula's Brides as told in a final love letter to him from his first bride Constanta. We follow them around the world and bare witness to their lives and relationship which along the way includes two more brides they develop an m/f/f/m polyam relationship… Continue reading A Dowry of Blood – S.T Gibson Book Review

Reviews, Science Fiction

Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor Book Review

I read Lagoon as part of the Trope-ical readathon, hosted by JenJen Reviews for the SSF team read 'First Contact'. I really wanted to like this. However, I did not. The premise was awesome and could've been so great. However, it was not. Check out my first ever Rant Review on my Booktube channel or… Continue reading Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor Book Review

Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Urban Fantasy

Arc Review: Throwing Shade

I didn't know what book to post as my first review but I honestly love this new genre!!! This is my 3rd series of the Seasoned Paranormal Women genre and it GIVES ME LIFE...And hope 😬 I am steadily but surely approaching midlife myself (32) and reading MCs in their early 20s just doesn't do it for me like it used to. Reading about bad ass women who know, accept and love themselves, their cellulite, their muffin tops and their life choices, is just *insert chef's kiss here.