Dear Helen Hoang, I loved The Kiss Quotient last year and was very excited to read your follow up, The Bride Test. Set in the same world as the earlier novel, The Bride Test is a Cinderella story featuring Diep Khai and Tran Ngoc My (who takes the name Esmeralda/Esme ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, As I enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, I was eager to read your follow-up contemporary romance, The Bride Test (It is not necessary to read The Kiss Quotient first; The Bride Test stands on its own).
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly ... more >
I love end-of-year reading lists so I hope our readers share their own favorite books of 2018 in the comments. Here are the 2018 releases I enjoyed most: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel is the story of three young women’s quest for empowerment — a Jewish ... more >
Sugar and Snails by Sarah Tsiang and Sonja Wimmer My Review A novel twist to a classic rhyme. Who says that little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice?” Or that boys are made of “frogs and snails and puppy dog tails?” What if girls were made ... more >
I believe this is our first four-person review here at DA. Sirius, Jennie, Jayne and myself review Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver with reactions that run the gamut from “Loved it!” to “Couldn’t finish it.” We hope you’ll enjoy our review. –Janine Janine: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik’s standalone follow-up to the ... more >