book review – a song below water by bethany c. morrow

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

this review is part of the a song below water blog tour hosted by jeanbooknerd. ♡

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#ownvoices asian book recs because it’s asian heritage month!

it’s may, and that means – 1. we are already five months done with this crazy year – how did that happen? and 2. it is asian heritage month! as an asian, it means a lot to me seeing book bloggers share their favorite asian books and asian tbr. i hope to create something special for the occasion as well, so here’s a list of my favorite #ownvoices asian books, catered to the tastes of readers with different preferences ❤

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book review – what we deserve by alyssa nohar

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

What We Deserve by Alyssa Nohar

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Amaya Bhatt is about to have the worst summer of her life.
Well actually, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, so let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
Last summer Amaya was finally diagnosed with social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder after years of suffering in silence. She spent her Grade 12 year going to therapy sessions, adjusting to her new anxiety medication and overall just trying to get herself together, all while keeping her grades up. Though the experience was life- changing and eye-opening and all of that other good stuff, it was also exhausting.
Amaya figured that after all of that, she would at least get to have a lovely, peaceful summer vacation before starting at university in the fall. Unfortunately for Amaya, she is wrong about most things, this being one of them.
After her sister, Sonam, signs her up for a summer internship, Amaya is forced to work alongside four other recent high school graduates. Now instead of spending those glorious two months reading, sleeping and suntanning, she now has to spend it socializing and trying her hardest not to act like the most awkward person alive.
Amaya Bhatt thinks that she is about to have the worst summer ever, but fortunately for her, she is wrong about most things. 

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