The Mother-In-Law

4/5 stars This was originally published in Spring 2019, but St. Martin’s Press was kind enough to send me a copy ahead of the paperback release in exchange for an honest review.  Lucy always struggled for her mother-in-law’s approval. She knew Diana may never consider her worthy, but Lucy tried her hardest anyways. A shocking … More The Mother-In-Law

A Woman Is No Man

5/5 stars This is a powerful read that follows three generations of Palestinian women in America. In 1990, Isra struggles to please her mother-in-law, Fareeda. 20 years later Deya, Isra’s daughter, struggles to do the same while confronting her own identity of being a woman in America.  This was a moving and heavy read. I … More A Woman Is No Man

The Twin

3/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Children’s for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Ivy isn’t going crazy. She just can’t convince anyone of that. Ever since her mother died, things have been odd. Ivy’s twin sister, Iris, comes to live with them when mysterious … More The Twin

P.S. I Still Love You

5/5 stars Lara Jean survived her secret love letters being sent out and a fake relationship. The next challenge? Being in a real relationship. She seems to have the hang of things until another boy from her past shows up. Now, she needs to sort out her feelings for two guys.  Han does it again … More P.S. I Still Love You

Dear Wife

3/5 stars Sabine is missing. No one knows where she is, but it’s clear she needs to get away from a troubled marriage. Meanwhile, Beth is running for her life. As we follow Beth’s escape and the search for Sabine, truths are slowly revealed and we find out just how Sabine and Beth are connected.  … More Dear Wife

Nothing To See Here

5/5 stars Lillian and Madison were unlikely friends at school, but have maintained distant contact in adulthood. Suddenly, Madison enlists Lillian’s help to care for Madison’s twin step children. It seems like a typical nannying job except for the fact that the children can spontaneously burst into flames. Lillian must figure out how to care … More Nothing To See Here

What's Invalidation?

Trigger Warning: Racist language used against Asians (used in a quote said to me) Invalidation comes in all forms. I experience it most often when my graphics and posts get shared and exposed to people who have never confronted complexities with adoption and race. “Won’t discredit her feelings, but I fear she’s had different experiences … More What's Invalidation?

Welcome to 2020

It’s December 30th, 2019 which means it’s time for a post full of self-reflection and cliches. I’ll start by acknowledging that I think this is the very first time I have posted a picture of myself here. What started as an anonymous blog has morphed into something I am proud to take ownership of… a … More Welcome to 2020