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Up ntil recently I ve loved any books with Asian influences I could get my hands on but always felt like they were missing something This anthology is amazing in that it doesn t only focus on East Asia but on other parts of Asia as well I was ecstatic when I read stories from the Philippines and stories about darker skinned Asians I keep saying this this month but it feels surreal to see myself represented in
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when I t experienced it for most of my life I wish I had something to read like this when I was younger and Lord of Scoundrels used to favor characters with brown hair because I thought they were closest to being like me 1 Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi 5 starsI am so happy that Filipino stories are in this anthology and that this was the first Totally biased review here because I m Filipino and I want Filipino stories I will say that I was a little hesitant to read this because I recently DNF d a book by this author but I was pleasantly surprised This was a beautiful retelling of Maria Makiling a mountain spirit that is always depicted as breathtakingly beautiful with white hair I thought this was the perfect choice for a Filipino retelling because it is set on and near a mountain near a small village which is something you see a lot in Filipino mythology from what I ve read and been told about anyways I am also always for deities falling in love with human stories I need 2 Olivia s Table by Alyssa Wong 5 starsI ve seen a lot of shows with night parades that featured ghosts but I didn t know they originated from Chinese mythos This story is about a young girl who cooks for ghosts trying to cross over to the afterlife during the Hungry Ghost Festival The way Alyssa Wong delicately deals with death and moving on is so tenderly done that I was left feeling warm and secure rather than dreadful I read this at the perfect time because many people I know have loved ones who have passed on recently so I ve been feeling the need to hold on and show my parents how much I love and cherish them3 Steel Skin by Lori M Lee 3 starsThis wasn t what I was expecting because it s sci fi and I thought there would be fantastical elements This take on the Hmong folktale The Woman and the Tiger features a young teenager her father and their strained relationship that was caused by the death of a loved one I thought the ending was pretty good but wasn t completely impressed with the story as a whole or with the mythology tie in4 Still Star Crossed by Sona Charaipotra 2 starsThis is a retelling of the Punjabi folktale Mirza and Sahiba I would definitely be interested in reading a different retelling of this folktale because I ve always had a thing for stories about soulmates However I was not feeling the main male character The author purposely meant for him to be stalkerish in her rendition of the story but it felt disturbing to read through5 The Counting of Vermillion Beads by Aliette De Bodard 5 starsThis is probably my favorite story in this anthology I loved everything about it It is about two sisters who have been taken from their home to live in the palace and work on the Census One sister believes in magic and making a way for herself and one sister is realistic and believes in working hard to get what you want From what the author says the tie in isplifting than the original Vietname legend of Tam Cam and though I went into this anthology looking for close to the original retellings I still found this a pleasurable read From its gorgeous fantastical prose to its message about the power. Star crossed lovers meddling immortals feigned identities battles of wits and "dire warnings these are the stuff of fairy tale myth and folklore that "warnings these are the stuff of fairy tale myth and folklore that drawn s in for centuries This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8 especially during homeschooling It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroomSixteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting heartbreaking romantic and passionate Compiled by We Need Diverse Books's Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman who both contributed stories to this edition as well the authors included in this exuisite collection are Renée Ahdieh Sona Charaipotra Preeti Chhibber Roshani Chokshi Aliette de Bodard Melissa de la Cruz Julie Kagawa Rahul Kanakia Lori M Lee E C Myers Cindy Pon Aisha Saeed Shveta Thakrar and Alyssa Wong A mountain loses her heart Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice A young woman takes p her mother's mantle and leads the dead to their final resting placeFrom fantasy to science fiction to contemporary from romance to tales of revenge these stories will beguile readers from start to finish For fans of Neil Gaiman's Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie's New York Times bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.

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Chasing s it was a goat I didn t scared at scared at while reading this and think it s because there was telling than showing12 Bullet Butterfly by Elsie Chapman 4 starsAh man this one gave me so many kinds of feels This is a retelling of "the Chinese legend of the Butterfly lovers In this a boy disguises himself as a girl and falls "Chinese legend of the Butterfly lovers In this a boy disguises himself as a girl and falls love with a healer who treats him When he confesses to being a boy and loving her the girl becomes angry but still admits to loving him too Unfortunately they are nable to be with each other because of their duty to the war The story along with the writing left me heartbroken13 Daughter of the Sun by Shveta Thakrar 5 starsThis story is a retelling of two stories from the Mahabharata In this story a lonely daughter of the sun finds the lonely son of the moon and decides to save him from drowning The son of the moon is taken from her but the daughter of the moon cleverly gets his capturer to allow him to come back to her Like the author I enjoyed how feminist the original stories sound and I also enjoyed how Shveta Thakrar incorporates those feminist aspects into her retelling14 The Crimson Cloak by Cindy Pon 4 starsThis story is a retelling of the Chinese legend The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl In this story a goddess sets the records straight and tells her story of seeing the man she fell in love with first and how she got him to fall for her This was a funny and adorable read with a playful and flirty narrator15 Eyes like Candlelight by Julie Kagawa 5 starsThis is the one story I think many people will already know something about because kitsunes come p a lot in popular cultures This is a lovely yet creepy ending to the anthology that tells the story of a boy and then man who comes across the Japanese kitsune In this story a boy comes across a kitsune and lets her go while promising not to tell anyone he s spotted her Years later his village is nable to reach their rice Corona, False Alarm?: Facts and Figures uota and the kitsune decides it is the perfect time to help him Again I loved this anthology and know I will be reading it and referencing it throughout my lifetime If I ever have children you bet I will be reading some of these stories to them because I want them and other children to growp knowing that these cultures are beautiful and they shouldn t feel the need to push them aside because it doesn t seem right to most of societyI gave this anthology 5 stars even though I didn t give every story 5 stars because I am in awe of it as a whole and I think it s important that others read it I also encourage you to seek out own voice reviewers because their experience with some of these stories are most likely much different from my ownThis ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Amazing book of reworked folktales some reads are accessible than others if you re not culturally intune with everything Asia I m so thankful that this collection exists I m happy to have read these amazing retellings by Asian authors and that they have included the original Asian mythologiesfolktales where the retellings are based off of My personal favorites were Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi based on Philippines goddess Maria Makiling Olivia s Table by Alyssa Wong features the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival The Land of the Morning Calm by E C Myers focuses on Korean culture such as online gaming and Chasa BonpuriThe Smile by Aisha Saeed based on a South Asian folktale Anarkali and Bullet Butterfly retelling of a Chinese legend The Butterfly Lover. Star crossed lovers meddling immortals feigned identities battles of wits and dire warnings these are the stuff of fairy tale myth and folklore that have drawn s in for centuries This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8 especially during homeschooling It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroomSixteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting heartbreaking romantic and passionate Compiled by We Need Diverse Books's Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman who both contributed stories to this edition as well the authors included in this exuisite collection are Renée Ahdieh Sona Charaipotra Preeti Chhibber Roshani Chokshi Aliette de Bodard Melissa de la Cruz Julie Kagawa Rahul Kanakia Lori M Lee E C Myers Cindy Pon Aisha Saeed Shveta Thakrar and Alyssa Wong A mountain loses her heart Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice A young woman takes p her mother's mantle and leads the dead to their final resting placeFrom fantasy to science fiction to contemporary from romance to tales of revenge these stories will beguile readers from start to finish For fans of Neil Gaiman's Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie's New York Times bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me. .