Jee reviews #FruitOfTheDrunkenTree by @ingrid_rojas_c @doubledaybooks @dBookFestival #doubledaybooks #dbf2019 #comingofage #HispanicAmericanLiterature #fiction #war #PabloEscobar #femaleEmpowerment

Title/Author: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Publisher: Doubleday Books In a nutshell (Publisher): Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo…

In anticipation for the sequel, #TheDragonReplublic, Jee reads & reviews #ThePoppyWar by #RFKuang @kuangRF #historicalmilitaryfantasy #asianFiction #fantasy @HarperVoyagerUS

Title/Author: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Publisher: Harper Voyager In a nutshell (Publisher): A brilliantly imaginative talent makes her exciting debut with this epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the bloody history of China’s twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic, in the tradition of Ken Liu’s Grace of Kings and N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy….

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Devastated by the Sri Lanka Civil War in 1983 that lasted for 26 years, these survivors moved to America hoping to forget their past and rebuild their lives. Half Gods is a collection of their stories.