1. Sword Dancer, Jeannie Lin
    Powerful characterization, and vivid historical imagery makes for an engrossing read! ★★★☆☆
  2. My Fair Concubine, Jeannie Lin
    Carefully written, vivid retelling of Pygmalion ★★★☆☆
  3. The Lotus Palace, Jeannie Lin
    Fresh and intriguing ★★★★☆
  4. The Love that Split the World, Emily Henry
    Well, that was weird. And sad. ★★★☆☆.
  5. Starflight, Melissa Landers
    A really fun plot! This would've been a four-star read, were it not for choppy, sloppy characterization. ★★★☆☆.
  6. The Scorpion Rules, Erin Bow
    Wow. ★★★★☆.
  7. The Kiss of Deception, Mary E. Pearson
    Not great, but has a glimmer of promise. ★★★☆☆.
  8. The Heart of Betrayal, Mary E. Pearson
    A stronger effort than the first in this trilogy, with some beautiful turns of phrase — but still the clichés bogged it down. ★★★★☆. (Actual rating: 3.5/5)